Artists' Presentation Border Struggles (of the Common Birds)

Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson, Common Birds © Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson

Thu, 16.05.2019

7:00 PM

Whitechapel Gallery

Working across film, exhibitions, sound works, performance, radio broadcasts, experimental workshops and books, Paris-based filmmakers and artists Silvia Maglioni and Graeme Thomson present an evening of readings, screenings and conversation, drawing on excerpts from their new film in progress Common Birds, to reflect on how the work of Huillet and Straub has informed the invention of cinematic forms and methods that test the boundaries of voice and language.

are two Paris-based filmmakers and artists whose practise interrogates potential forms and fictions emerging from the ruins of the moving image and includes short and feature films, exhibitions, sound works, film-performances, radio shows, vernacular technologies and books. Their projects often make use of cinema in expanded or exploded form to reactivate lost or forgotten archives and histories and to create new modes of collective vision and engagement with contemporary thought and politics. Their work has been widely presented at international film festivals, museums and art galleries.