The second chapter in this three-part programme explores ideas around collectivism as they relate to contemporary practices through a wide-ranging selection of works which re-evaluate the current limits and potential of cinema as a political apparatus. From the collage-works of Kelly Gallagher and Ana Vaz to the ‘crowd-sourced collectivism’ at play in Alex Tyson’s Mountain Fire Personnel, the collective is revealed as a complex and multifarious construction. For the artists and filmmakers featured here, the role of the collective now rests somewhere between the personal and the political, between the abstract and the figural.
COLLECTIVISM (PART 2) screens at IFI on April 13th at 6.30pm and features the following works:
Mountain Fire Personnel, Alex Tyson, 29 mins, 2015;
Pen Up The Pigs, Kelly Gallagher, 12 mins, 2014;
Africa, Shinkan Tamaki, 11 mins, 2010;
Inaudible Footsteps, Rei Hayama, 5 mins, 2015;
Sacris Pulso, Ana Vaz, 15 mins, 2013