Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 2 pm
Artists’ Film International 2018: Truth

2 pm – 6 pm, Presentation at n.b.k. Video-Forum
Materialized Truth

From November 13 to 15, the Video-Forum at Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.) will present the 2018 program of Artists’ Film International (AFI) titled Truth. Artists’ Film International is an initiative by the Whitechapel Gallery in London and presents artists from the fields of film, video and animation. They are selected by international partner organizations and presented with selected works in the participating art institutions. These institutions include: Ballroom Marfa, Texas; Bonniers Konsthall, Stockholm; Contemporary Art Centre, Vilnius; Belgrade Cultural Center; Fundación Proa, Buenos Aires; GAMeC – Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo; Hammer Museum, Los Angeles; Hanoi Doclab; MAAT – Museu de Arte, Arquitetura e Tecnologia, Lisbon; Istanbul Modern; Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw; Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.); Para Site, Hong Kong; Project 88, Mumbai; Tromsø Center for Contemporary Art; Whitechapel Gallery, London und Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester.

The works presented at n.b.k. Video-Forum are grouped into three thematic subchapters: 
Media Truth, Materialized Truth, and Performative Truth.

Wednesday, November 14, 2018, 2 – 6 pm
Materialized Truth

Munem Wasif,
Machine Matter, 2017, 13:55 min., selected by Project 88, Mumbai
Yim Sui Fong,
Black Bird Island, 2017, 6:32 min., selected by Para Site, Hong Kong
Rosa Barba,
Outwardly from Earth’s Center, 2007, 21:58 min., selected by Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), Berlin
Patrick Hough,
The Lost City of DeMille, 2017, 21:14 min., selected by the Whitechapel Gallery, London
Tom Ireland,
Actuality Picture / The Magic Lantern, 2009–2017, 31 min., selected by the Whitworth Art Gallery, Manchester

Munem Wasif’s
Machine Matter fuses organic and mechanical surfaces. Black Bird Island by Yim Sui Fong recounts the political takeover of Hong Kong by China from the perspective of pigeons, while Rosa Barba’s Outwardly from Earth’s Center  is a fictional account about the inhabitants of an island in danger of disappearing. Patrick Hough’s The Lost City of DeMille is a reflection on human growth and decay, prompted by the excavation of a sphinx that was part of the set of Cecil B. DeMille’s epic film The Ten Commandments (1923). Tom Ireland’s Actuality Picture / The Magic Lantern is based on an excerpt from a four-hour film consisting of 395,927 NASA photographs of the planet Saturn.