Whitechapel Gallery

Artists Film International: Autumn 2013

17 Oct 2013 - 13 Jan 2014

17 October - 13 January 2014

This season, Artists’ Film International looks at geopolitical concerns and changing cultural histories from Afghanistan, Hong Kong, Morocco, New Zealand, Turkey and Vietnam.
Rahraw Omarzad considers the destruction of Afghani archaeological artifacts and the reconstruction of the country’s cultural infrastructure. Eric and Marc Hurtado explore the ancient rituals of Moroccan musicians from the Rif mountains, whilst Murray Hewitt reflects on the cultural histories and political narratives associated with the sacred site of Te Urewera National Park, New Zealand.

Bengü Karaduman’s animation describes Capitalism’s large-scale processes of production and consumption, while Hong-An Truong and Morgan Wong attempt to link respectively Tokyo and Saigon, Hong Kong and Sapporo in works that reflect on socio-political change and time.