Art in the 21st Century – FICTION

28 Mar 2015

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09:00 – 17:00

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Something Human is delighted to present a series of free screenings from Art in the Twenty-First Century’s 2014 programme of films that examine the work and experiences of internationally known visual artists.


Something Human's ART21 programme offers the screening of each film alongside a free corresponding participatory activity, aimed at engaging a range of local audiences including from age 13+ arts enthusiasts to the general public, with the issues raised by the films intertwining international and local perspectives on the relations between art and community.

Saturday 28th March, 12.30-3.30pm

What makes a compelling story? How do artists disrupt everyday reality in the service of revealing subtler truths? This episode features artists who explore the virtues of ambiguity, mix genres, and merge aesthetic disciplines to discern not simply what stories mean, but how and why they come to have meaning. 

Featuring: Omer Fast, Joan Jonas and Katharina Grosse

Omer Fast’s multichannel video installations blur the boundaries between documentary, dramatization, and fantasy, frequently generating viewers' confusion. Stories of origin, trauma, and desire mutate into one another, forming blended genres that confound expectations and disrupt narrative conventions. 

A pioneer of performance and video art, Joan Jonas works in video, installation, sculpture, and drawing. From masquerading in disguise before the camera to turning mirrors on the audience, she turns doubling and reflection into metaphors for the tenuous divide between subjective and objective vision, and the loss of fixed identities.

Katharina Grosse is a painter who often employs electrifying sprayed acrylic colours to create large-scale sculptural environments and smaller wall works. By building up layers of colour with an expressive immediacy, she enables her work to become a material record of its own making and, perhaps, an inscription of her thoughts.

Led by poet and educator Jacob Sam-La Rose, this workshop targets young people from ages 13 to 18 years, inviting them to engage with poetry, sounds, and new and widely available communication technologies such as smart phones. The workshop looks at the relationship between fact, fiction and truth, and explores ways of writing that dance on the borders between them.

FREE ADMISSION but please do reserve your place by calling 020 8692 4446 or 

Workshop bookings: http://deptfordlounge.org.uk/featured-events/something-human-fiction-workshop
Screening bookings: http://deptfordlounge.org.uk/featured-events/something-human-fiction

For more information email somethinghuman.info@gmail.com
or visit http://something-human.org/2015/02/22/art-in-the-21st-century-art21-screenings-activities/

Presented by Something Human in partnership with Deptford Lounge and ART21 | With the additional support for workshops from The Co-operative Funeralcare


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