Figures of Speech

22 Sep 2009

Event times

Starts at 6:30pm

Cost of entry

Admission FREE

Rivington Place

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Old Street
  • Liverpool Street

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Experimental film and documentary


A programme of experimental film and documentary, from the last 25 years, reveals how artists have used the voice (its presence and absence) as a tool to examine the complexity of human relationships. Experimenting with form, technique and narrative, these filmmakers have utilised iterative speech patterns, dissonant utterances, mute gestures and an array of linguistic propositions to articulate concerns around exile, disorientation, and loss as well as commemoration, celebration and recuperation. Featuring works by 10 artists living and working in London, the programme features films and video works by Isaac Julien, Mona Hatoum and Erika Tan, amongst others. This series of exhibitions and events explores the multiple meanings of freedom in contemporary society. 'Figures of Speech' is a Film and Video Umbrella Project curated by Melanie Keen as part of 'Free to Air', funded by London Councils. Duration 90 minutes. Events are free but to ensure your place please book by: email bookings@rivingtonplace.org or telephone 020 7749 1240

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