Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013

Tate Britain , London, United Kingdom
23 Nov 2013 - 15 Mar 2014

Assembly is a major survey of internationally acclaimed single-screen artists’ film and video from artists such as John Akomfrah, Sonia BoyceAdam ChodzkoTacita Dean, Peter GidalMark Leckey and Turner Prize 2013 nominee Laure Prouvost.

Each week explores a key theme or area of practice. On Sundays, feature length films are shown, and on Mondays curated programmes of shorter films are followed by discussions with invited speakers and the artists. Each weekly theme suggests a contested area of practice and prompts a dialogue that continues from one screening to the next, encouraging discussion and debate about contemporary film and  video.



On Monday: Assembly: For People
Tate Britain, Clore Auditorium
Monday 25 November 2013, 19.00 – 21.00
£5, concessions available

Exploring what film can simultaneously reveal and withhold about ourselves, these films address themes of personal and historical significance, spanning tender portraits of close relations and observations from afar.  This screening is followed by a discussion with the artists chaired by George Clark, Assistant Curator, Film, Tate  Modern.

P.S. Margaret Salmon, 2010, black and white, sound, video, 8  min

Mom Stephen Dwoskin, 2008 video, 13  min

Plum Stephen Sutcliffe, 2012 colour, sound stereo, HD video, 4  min

The  Pickers Adam Chodzko, 2009 black and white, sound, video, 18  min

Meeting Florchen  Gordon Grace Schwindt, 2008, HD video, 5  min

Oh  Adelaide Sonia Boyce and Ain Bailey, 2010, HD video on Blu-ray disc, 7  min

Peripeteia John Akomfrah, 2012, HD, video, colour, sound, 18  min

Programme duration: 74  min


View the full program of Assembly here 


Assembly: A Survey of Artists’ Film and Video in Britain is curated by Stuart Comer, formerly Tate, now chief curator Media and Performance, MoMA; George Clark, Tate Modern; and Melissa Blanchflower, Tate Britain; with independent curators Simon Payne and Andrew  Vallance.



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