Exhibition

Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler: The Scar

10 Feb 2018 – 2 Apr 2018

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Saturday
12:00 – 20:00
Sunday
12:00 – 18:00
Monday
12:00 – 20:00
Tuesday
12:00 – 20:00
Wednesday
12:00 – 20:00
Thursday
12:00 – 20:00
Friday
12:00 – 20:00

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Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler’s fiction film installation weaves together conspiracy, gangster, noir, politics, crash theory, fantasy and reality into a disrupted narrative and genre exploration that ignites a gender revolution.

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Across three chapters with the same characters that all end in a car crash, The Scar tells its story from the position of the female passenger, Yenge. Through her journey, we begin to address corrupt systems that hold power, explore ways to ‘get out’ of the car and begin to imagine an alternative society no longer dominated by patriarchy. 

Cast
Yenge: Yasmine Alice
Reis: Devrim Evin
Kaptan: Murat Erkek
Ağa: Eyup Aydin

The Gossip
Bookie Anifowse, Rayna Campbell, Yasmine Alice, Maria Jose Bavio
Mogali Masuku, Simona Roman, Mavin Rasheed

The Resistant Dead
Anna-Maria Nabirye, Clare Barrett, Halema Hussain
Jerry Ezekel, Leona Allen

Directed by Noor Afhan Mirza and Brad Butler

Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler’s work engages with contradictions of inequality, power, privilege and (non) participation and until recently took the form of a fictional institution: The Museum of Non-Participation (2008-2016). Their collaboration spans moving image, installation, workshops, sound, text and performed actions.

Differentiating between work made ‘in’ struggle and work made about struggle they take up an expanded notion of how to think politics with and through the body. Mirza and Butler work in an international context and are interested in expanded notions of art that turn to such areas as state violence and forced disappearance, the ectoplasm of neoliberalism and women’s bodies as sites of resistance.

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Exhibiting artists

Noor Afshan Mirza

Brad Butler

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