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26 November, 7pm GMT
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Noorafshan Mirza and Brad Butler – 66’ – UK/Turkey – 2019 | Captions available
A real-life car crash in 1996 Turkey is refashioned into a film noir road movie that speculates on a post-rupture female-led future.
ESSAY BY SONYA DYER COMING SOON
NOORAFSHAN MIRZA AND BRAD BUTLER
Noorafshan Mirza and Brad Butler live and work between London and Istanbul and have been making award-winning film and video work for 23 years. They were nominated for Film London’s Jarman Award in 2012 and the Artes Mundi Prize in 2015, and were winners at Artists’ Film International and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Awards in 2015. Their work has been commissioned by Artangel, the Hayward Gallery, the Sydney Biennale, Film London, Film and Video Umbrella, the Serpentine Gallery and The Walker Art Centre. They were founders of the artist film and video space, no.w.here (2001 – 2018).
Sonya Dyer is an artist and writer from London, and is a Somerset House Studios Resident. She is an alumna of Whitney Museum of American Art’s Independent Study Program. Dyer’s practice explores how subjectivities and alliances are formed across cultures and temporalities, creating possible futures. As a writer and commentator on art and culture, Dyer has contributed to numerous publications including Frieze, Arts UK, Contemporary &, a-n and Petunia, in addition to her academic writing. Hailing Frequencies Open, her current body of work, intersects the Greek myth of Andromeda, the dubious legacy of HeLa cells and actor Nichelle Nicols’ pioneering work in diversifying the NASA astronaut pool in the 1970s as the starting point for an exploration of Black female subjectivities within narratives of the future.
Title image: The Scar, Noorafshan Mirza and Brad Butler, 2019