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Film Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014 Overview

In ABMB, Art, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Fair, Art Video, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, David Gryn, Film, Miami, Screenings, SoundScape Park, Video on 26/11/2014 at 6:19 pm


Film: Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014. Curated by David Gryn, Artprojx – Overview


Playfulness – Wed Dec 3, 8pm

Hayal Pozanti, Wood & Harrison, Alex Rodríguez, Mark Leckey, Brian Bress, Elizabeth Price, Rachel Rose, Camille Henrot, Tomislav Gotovac, Taro Izumi, Laure Prouvost, Martin Creed


Armchair Surfers – Wed Dec 3, 9pm

Saya Woolfalk, Chris Doyle, Charles Richardson, Nate Boyce, Dashiell Manley, Florian Meisenberg, Leo Gabin, CAR (Conceptual Artists Research/Michelle Grabner) and David Robbins, Clunie Reid, Jayson Musson


Ex-Romance – Wed Dec 3, 10pm

Charles Atlas, Parker Ito


The Digital Revolutionaries – Thurs Dec 4, 10pm

Tabor Robak, Jon Rafman, Oliver Laric, Harun Farocki


Radio Ga Ga – Fri Dec 5, 8pm

Bill Balaskas, Frank Heath, Wagner Malta Tavares, Vartan Avakian, Susan Hiller


The Night of Forevermore – Fri Dec 5, 9pm

Ciprian Mureşan, Tomislav Gotovac, Olaf Breuning, Jose Dávila, Laure Prouvost, Maya Watanabe, Tim Davis, Marnie Weber, Hans Op de Beeck, Alex Prager


Rites of Spring – Sat Dec 6, 8pm

Rania Bellou, Dara Friedman, Pilar Albarracín, Marcel Dzama, Ana Roldán, Brian Bress, Rashaad Newsome, Babette Mangolte, Trisha Brown, Liu Chuang


The Magic of Things – Sat Dec 6, 9pm

Atsushi Kaga, Brian Alfred, Hiraki Sawa, Takeshi Murata, Robin Rhode, Theo Michael, David Shrigley, Mark Wallinger, Cécile B. Evans, Brent Green


Artists’ Surround Sound at Film ABMB – Wed 3/Thurs 4/Fri 5/Sat 6 at 6pm

Larry Achiampong, Jennie C. Jones, Stephen Vitiello, Raed Yassin


Playfulness: artists as online gamers, surfers and armchair digital revolutionaries. Talk at the ABMB Salon – Fri Dec 5, 2pm

Chrissie Iles, Rachel Rose, Tabor Robak and David Gryn


Art Basel Film Library

Includes all artists in the outdoor program plus

Gabriel Acevedo, Rita Ackermann, Chantal Akerman, Julien Berthier, Johanna Billing, Julien Bismuth, Botner & Pedro, Pia Camil, Stephen Dean, Elmgreen & Dragset, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Matthew Day Jackson, Daniel Jacoby, Zdjelar Katarina, Maria Laet, Pablo Lobato, Gerald Machona, Marcellvs L. De Caro Marina, Ana María Millán, Carlos Motta, Shana Moulton, Mark Neville, Jim Shaw, Alyson Shotz, Diana Thater, Stefanos Tsivopoulos, Adrián Villar Rojas, Jacques Villeglé & Raymond Hains, Heimo Zobernig

selected by David Gryn


11 More Musts in Miami

Auto Body




Art Basel in Miami Beach 2014 – in general


MEEM – Ryan McNamara/Performa


Public curated by Nicholas Baume


Conversation and Salon


Bass Museum


Rubell Family Collection


Design Miami


The Miami Beach Cinemateque


Pedro Reyes – ICA Miami



David Gryn




skype: Artprojx



SoundCloud: Miami Soundscapes 2013 by Max Reinhardt, DJ on Late Junction, BBC Radio 3.

Artprojx on Instagram

In Art, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Artsy, David Gryn, Film, Gryn, SoundScape Park on 20/07/2014 at 10:14 am



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The Estonian Artists Film Club Society NYC – screening and party – May 7

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Ben Rivers, Ben Russell, David Gryn, DJ Prince Rama, Ene-Liis Semper, Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center, Flo Kasearu, Jaan Toomik, Karin Laansoo, Marko Mäetamm on 01/05/2014 at 8:29 am



The Estonian Artists Film Club Society is launching during Frieze New York 2014 in association with Artprojx Cinema. Dedicated to showing works made by both leading and emerging Estonian contemporary artists as well as international artists’ films and features either made in or supported by Estonia, the Film Club Society will be a touring virtual home for moving image based works.



Screening Program:
Marko Mäetamm
Car Ride (2008), All We Have is Love (2009), Little Red Riding Hood’s Psycho (2012)

Flo Kasearu
Basic Navigation for Chisinau (2010)

Ene-Liis Semper
Oasis and Beautiful

Jaan Toomik
Untitled (to brother) 2002, Seagulls (2004), Waterfall (2005)

Ben Rivers & Ben Russell
A Spell to Ward Off the Darkness (2013)

A SPELL follows an unnamed character through three seemingly disparate moments in his life. With little explanation, we join him in the midst of a 15-person collective on a small Estonian island; in isolation in the majestic wilderness of Northern Finland; and during a concert as the singer and guitarist of a black metal band in Norway. Marked by loneliness, ecstatic beauty and an optimism of the darkest sort, A SPELL is a radical proposition for the existence of utopia in the present. Starring artist/musician Robert AA Lowe (best known for his intense live performances under the name LICHENS) in the lead role, A SPELL lies somewhere between fiction and non-fiction – it is at once a document of experience and an experience itself, an inquiry into transcendence that sees the cinema as a site for transformation.

Ben Rivers is represented by Kate MacGarry Gallery, London, UK (Frieze NY)
Ene-Liis Semper is represented by Galerie Martin Janda, Vienna, Austria (Frieze NY)
Flo Kasearu, Marko Mäetamm and Jaan Toomik are represented by Temnikova & Kasela Gallery, Tallinn, Estonia (NADA, NY)

Artprojx Cinema and Estonian Contemporary Art Development Center presents

The Estonian Artists Film Club Society NYC 

Wednesday May 7th, 2014 


Estonia House, 243 E 34th St, New York, NY 10016 

RSVP events@artprojx.com 

Invite admits 2

Event details: www.artprojx.com

Facebook event 



After/Hours/Drop/Box: Oliver Sutherland // HENGE. Thurs 29 May Live at Hackney Picturehouse

In After/Hours/Drop/Box, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Gryn, Hackney Picturehouse, Henge, John Lawrence, Oliver Sutherland on 26/04/2014 at 11:08 am


Artprojx Cinema presents…


Oliver Sutherland // HENGE


Thursday 29th May 2014

Screen One

Hackney Picturehouse. 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE



Tickets: £9 standard, £8 concessions and £7 Picturehouse members.

For this one-off live event artist Oliver Sutherland has produced brand new CGI and moving image work to be projected in Hackney Picturehouse’s large Screen One space during a full live set by HENGE.

HENGE (London) play reflective, slow, burning, heavy punk rock. http://hengepumprot.bandcamp.com/

Oliver Sutherland (b.1985, UK) graduated from the Royal College of Art, London, in 2012. Recent exhibitions include Home Theatre, Baró Galeria, Sao Paulo, Brand Innovations for Ubiquitous Authorship, Carroll/Fletcher, London, Chimera Q.T.E, Cell Projects, London and Sound Spill, Seventeen Gallery, London.

After/Hours/Drop/Box is a roaming platform for video and performance artwork which investigates the influence of the music video on contemporary art.


Artprojx Cinema screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image, working with contemporary art galleries, museums, art fairs and artists worldwide. 


Contact: David Gryn david@artprojx.com +447711127848


Film at Art Basel in Miami Beach selected by David Gryn

In Art, Art Basel, Art Basel Miami Beach, Art Fair, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, Dara Birnbaum, David Austen, David Gryn, Film, Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, Martin Creed, Miami, Miami Beach, Shirin Neshat, Takeshi Murata, William Kentridge on 29/11/2013 at 10:53 pm
Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother (still)

Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother (still)







Wednesday, December 4, 8pm
Shuffle Notes – Beauty in Danger
A selection of artists’ films with a view towards animation and perception.
Liliana Sánchez, Gulana Dressed as a parrot, 2003, 2’36”, Casas Riegner
David Shrigley, New Friends, 2006, 1′, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Anton Kern Gallery, Yvon Lambert, Galleri Nicolai Wallner
Brian Alfred, Beauty in Danger, 2013, 2’1”, SCAI The Bathhouse
Marco Rios, At Loulou’s door, 2013, 3′, Simon Preston Gallery
Alice Maher, Godchildren of Enantios, 2010, 6’41”, David Nolan Gallery
Miljohn Ruperto & Suntek Chung, As Himself, 2006, 4’58”, Koenig & Clinton
Shimabuku, Leaves Swim, 2011, 2’30”, Zero…
Regina Silveira, Mil e um dias (1001 days), 2007, 11’16”, Alexander Gray Associates
Oscar Muñoz, Hombre de Arena, 2006-2009, 3’40”, mor charpentier
David Shrigley, Headless Drummer, 2012, 1′, Stephen Friedman Gallery, Anton Kern Gallery, Yvon Lambert, Galleri Nicolai Wallner, BQ
Nathalie Djurberg and Hans Berg, Deceiving Looks, 2011, 5’58”, Lisson Gallery
David Austen, Smoking Moon, 2006, 13′, Ingleby Gallery

Wednesday, December 4, 9pm
New Dream Machine and Other Films
This program features four very different films, varying in rhythms and themes. Martin Creed’s ‘Work No. 1700′ (2013) is presented as an international premiere.
Mickalene Thomas, Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman, 2012, 23’07”, Lehmann Maupin.
Shezad Dawood, New Dream Machine Project, 2011, 15′, Chemould Prescott Road.
Martin Creed, Work No. 1700, 2013, Gavin Brown’s enterprise.
Shirin Neshat, Turbulent, 1998, 10’, Gladstone Gallery

Thursday, December 5, 9pm
Tango at the Edge of the Fair
The program focuses on works that incorporate elements of dance and look at movement as an abstract narrative.
Rineke Dijkstra, The Krazyhouse (Nicky), 2009, 6’15”, Marian Goodman Gallery
Linder, The Ultimate Form, 2013, 31’19”, Blum & Poe
Nevin Aladağ, Top View 29,53 ft, 2012, 2’48”, Wentrup
Jeremy Shaw, Best Minds Part One (excerpt), 2007, 5’40”, Johann König
Rineke Dijkstra, The Krazyhouse (Phillip), 2009, 10’06”, Marian Goodman Gallery
William Kentridge with Philip Miller, Tango for Page Turning, 2013, 2’48”, Goodman Gallery

Thursday, December 5, 10pm
Arabesque and Reanimation: Dara Birnbaum and Joan Jonas
Dara Birnbaum and Joan Jonas have transformed our way of seeing and responding to the world. Dara Birnbaum’s ‘Arabesque’ (2011/2013) was specifically re-edited for the program.
Dara Birnbaum, Arabesque, 2011/2013, 6’37”, Marian Goodman Gallery
Joan Jonas, Reanimation, 2010, 19’11”, Yvon Lambert
Dara Birnbaum, Fire! Hendrix, 1982, 3’13”, Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, Kiss The Girls: Make Them Cry, 1979, 6’50”, Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, PM Magazine/Acid Rock, 1982, 4’09”, Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, General Hospital/Olympic Women Speed Skating, 1980, 6′, Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, Kojak/Wang, 1980, 3′, Marian Goodman Gallery
Dara Birnbaum, Remy/Grand Central: Trains and Boats and Planes, 1980, 4’18”, Marian Goodman Gallery

Friday, December 6, 8pm
An Elegy for Voice and Silence
The program looks at themes such as communication, self-reflection, introspection and the sense of belonging.
Kehinde Wiley, The World Stage: Jamaica, 2013, 6’57’, Stephen Friedman Gallery
Cevdet Erek, Studio, 2005-2007, 12”, mor charpentier
Ari Marcopoulos, Anything, 2012, 59”, Kavi Gupta Gallery
Chris Johanson, Encinitas Realization, 1999, 3′, Altman Siegel
Fyodor Pavlov-Andreevich, My Mouth is a Temple, 2009, 3’51”, Luciana Brito Galeria
My Barbarian, The Cassandra, 2013, 13’30”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects
Luz María Bedoya, Dirección, 2006, 4’48”, 80M2 Livia Benavides
Christian Jankowski, Orientación, 2012, 8’25”, Proyectos Monclova
JR, Women are Heroes, 2010, 9’11”, Galerie Perrotin
Nicola Thomas, Imitation 34/59, 2013, 3’20”, courtesy of the artist
Cheng Ran, The Last Sentence, 2013, 12’34”, Galerie Urs Meile, Beijing – Lucerne
Stanya Kahn, Who do you Think you Are, 2012, 8’05”, Susanne Vielmetter Los Angeles Projects

Friday, December 6, 9pm
Farewell to the Past: Yinka Shonibare MBE
Yinka Shonibare MBE – known for work exploring cultural identity, colonialism and post- colonialism within the contemporary context of globalization – uses music and dance to captivate and engage the viewer by mirroring our world in a regal, beautiful and unexpected way.
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Un Ballo in Maschera (A Masked Ball), 2004, 34′, Stephen Friedman Gallery, James Cohan Gallery
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Addio del Passato, 2011, 16’52”, Stephen Friedman Gallery, James Cohan Gallery
Yinka Shonibare MBE, Odile and Odette, 2005, 14′ 28”, Stephen Friedman Gallery, James Cohan Gallery

Friday, December 6, 10pm
Prelude to a Syncopation
Artists connect sound, choreography and social media – the results reveal diverse relationships between the visual, music and the meditative repetition of the ordinary and urban.
Leo Gabin, Stackin, 2010, 2’38”, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Rashaad Newsome, Dance of Succubus, 2011, 4’04”, Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, Girls Room Dance, 2010 4’15”, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Shezad Dawood with Mukul Deora, The Body Electric, 2008, 3′, Chemould Prescott Road
Rashaad Newsome, Painting Opponents Red, 2011, 3’14”, Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, Hair Long, 2013, 1’53”, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Rashaad Newsome, Grand Duchess of Gainesville, 2011, 2’34”, Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, Cleaning, 2012, 2’32”, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Rashaad Newsome, Devices, 2011, 3’03”, Marlborough Gallery
Leo Gabin, With Me, 2012, 2’43”, Peres Projects, Elizabeth Dee
Kemang Wa Lehulere, Behave or You Jump, 2010, 1’34”, Stevenson
Samuel Levack and Jennifer Lewandowski, Chic, 2012, 3’34”, courtesy of the artist

Saturday, December 7, 10pm
Fantasia for Dissonant Harmonies
In all the films in this program, the soundtrack plays a crucial role. The relationship that is developed between the visual and the audio builds a bridge to the location of the screening: the New World Center, Home of the New World Symphony, America’s Orchestral Academy.
Mahony, Los Tres Invitados, 2011, 3’03”, Galerie Emanuel Layr
Ana Gallardo, A boca de jarro, 2008, 6’36”, Ignacio Liprandi Arte Contemporáneo
Lucien Smith, I Like America and America Likes Me, 2013, 3’39”, Salon 94
Karen Kilimnik, …introducing Tabitha, 1991, 1’10”, 303 Gallery
Nicola Thomas, Dancing with Monk, 2013, 2’55”, courtesy of the artist
Takeshi Murata, Monster Movie, 2005, 4’12”, Salon 94, Ratio 3
Carlos Amorales with Julian Lede, Orellana’s Fantasia, 2013, 7′, Yvon Lambert, kurimanzutto
Tin Ojeda, Daughter, 2013, 7′, 303 Gallery
Friedrich Kunath, You Go Your Way and I’ll Go Crazy, 2012, 16’53”, Blum & Poe
Kemang Wa Lehulere, Lefu La Ntate, 2005, 3’1”, Stevenson
Avinash Veeraraghavan, Breathing charcoal soaked in a shallow forest stream, 2010, 4’20”, GallerySKE
Bill Balaskas, Parthenon Rising (II), 2011, 2’45”, Kalfayan Galleries
Pietro Roccasalva, Giocondità, 2002, 3’53”, Zero…
Bruce McLean, EARACHE: an Opera Bouffant, or ‘How Elvis’s Quiff Killed Johnnie Ray’, 2’08”, 2013, Tanya Leighton Gallery
William E. Jones, The Soviet Army Prepares for Action in Afghanistan, 2011, 2’55”, David Kordansky Gallery, The Modern Institute

Viewing Pod Selection
Shown in conjunction with the outdoor program, in addition to all the listed works above, the following works are presented exclusively within the five interactive touchscreen viewing pods inside the Miami Beach Convention Center:
Adela Jušić, The Sniper, 2007, 4’09”, Alan Cristea Gallery
Kathan Brown, John Cage at Work (1978-1992), 2013, 44′, Crown Point Press
Ciprian Mureşan, Untitled (Monks), 2011, 12’13”, David Nolan Gallery
Suh Dongwook, Light on the water, 2011, 19’08”, One and J. Gallery
Song-Ming Ang, Be True to Your School, 2010, 12′, Singapore Tyler Print Institute
Raed Yassin, The New Film, 2008, 12′, Kalfayan Galleries
Carlos Amorales, Amsterdam, 2013, 21′, Yvon Lambert, kurimanzutto
Philippe Gruenberg, Domestic Landscape, 2010, 14’17”, Revolver Galería
Wiliam E. Jones, Bay of Pigs, 2012, 3’56”, David Kordansky Gallery, The Modern Institute




Artprojx presents Good News/Bad News by Meredith Danluck at ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art 16-31 Oct

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, David Gryn, Ekaterina Krylova, Meredith Danluck, Zarya on 15/10/2013 at 7:36 pm


Cinema Series III (Good News/Bad News), 2013. 13min.


Meredith Danluck 

Selected and curated by David Gryn at ZARYA Center for Contemporary Art. 16-31 Oct

Danluck’s ongoing body of work, The Cinema Series addresses cinematic tropes, archetypical identities and narrative expectation.  Good News/Bad News is the third in the series and explores the various interpretations of what our feelings “look like” when interpreted cinematically. Fifteen actors from different backgrounds were selected and given a sparse script and minimal direction to embody their personal version of how receiving both good news and bad news looks and feels. Exhibited here as a two-channel wall projection, the film demonstrates the common narrative device of receiving good news or bad news on the telephone.  Shown side by side we see each actor’s body language and face change as we follow them through opposing emotions.  Patterns emerged during this process; a hand to the face to show grief, a quick shuffling of feet to show joy, posing a question as to where consensus originates, with the audience or the screen?

Meredith Danluck graduated from School of Visual Arts in New York with a Bachelors in Fine Arts. She has exhibited at the Liverpool Biennial, Reina Sofia Museum, MoMA, PS1 Museum, Venice Biennale and has a major film installation coming up at the Museum of Contemporary Art in Detroit (MOCAD) Fall of 2012. She has screened films at a number of festivals including Toronto International Film Festival, SXSW, Byron Bay, Hamburg International and Margaret Mead. In the spring of 2008 Danluck directed her first documentary feature, The Ride, a documentary about cowboys and the American identity which screened at MoMA  as part of an exhibition about the American West curated by Eva Respini. The Ride had it’s official World Premiere at the South by South West Film Festival in March of 2010.After that she immediately flew to Siberia to  direct another feature documentary, Art Hard, about the world’s largest artwork in the world. Her most ambitious work up to date is a four channel feature film entitled, North of south, West of East which was commissioned by Ballroom Marfa and screened at Sundance 2013. These four feature length narrative films play simultaneously in perfect symphony. She was selected for the Sundance 2013 Writers Lab as well as the 2013 Sundance Directors Lab for her upcoming feature. She most recently showed the first instalment of the Cinema Series in a solo show with Leslie Fritz this summer. Danluck lives and works in New York.




17 – 31 ОКТЯБРЯ

Вслед за Ekki Mukk Ника Абрахамса Центр современного искусства ЗАРЯ и Artprojx Cinema представляют новую видеоработу художницы Меридит Дэнлак «Хорошие новости/плохие новости» / Good News/Bad News. Третье видео в рамках «Киносерии», цикла работ Дэнлак, исследует кинематографические тропы и актерские шаблоны – веками наработанные приемы имитации реальной жизни на экране. Как выглядят чувства в кино? В фокусе ХП/ПН – нарратив ожидания и реакции людей на радостные и печальные события. Для участия в проекте художница отобрала пятнадцать киноактеров с различным профессиональным опытом, амплуа, характеристиками возраста и внешности, сообщила короткие вводные по сценарию фильма и дала минимальные комментарии относительно деталей воплощения образа на экране. Каждый актер должен был предложить собственную интерпретацию реакции человека на хорошие и плохие новости – убедительно и с первого дубля. Для демонстрации результатов своего эксперимента Меридит Дэнлак выбрала самый логичный формат – двухканальное видео, которое позволяет нам в режиме реального времени сравнить отрицательные и положительные образы, созданные одним и тем же актером, понаблюдать за его/ее жестами, мимикой и текстом. Штампы сопровождают весь процесс: руки, закрывающие лицо, чтобы показать горе; нетерпеливые движения ногами, выражающие ликование; слова «да» или «нет»; степень интенсивности действий в кадре… Работа Дэнлак бескомпромиссно разоблачает ограниченность киноязыка средствами видеоарта, предъявляя зрителю своеобразный срез актерского мастерства и индивидуальности – практически одинаковую игру пятнадцати профессионалов.

Меридит Дэнлак/Meredith Danluck – выпускница нью-йоркской Школы визуальных искусств, участница биеннале в Ливерпуле и Венеции, выставок в Музее современного искусства королевы Софии (Reina Sofia Museum, Мадрид), Музее современного искусства MoMA (Нью-Йорк), Музея современного искусства Детройта MOCAD. Фильмы Дэнлак – неизменные фигуранты фестивальных программ Международного кинофестиваля в Торонто (Toronto International Film Festival), техасского фестиваля South by Southwest (SXSW), австралийского Byron Bay, Международного кинофестиваля в Гамбурге и нью-йоркского Фестиваля антропологических кино- и видеоработ имени Маргарет Мид. Весной 2008 года Дэнлак закончила свой первый полнометражный документальный фильм The Ride – историю о ковбоях, символическом образе американской идентичности; эта работа стала частью выставки «Американский Запад» в МоМА (Нью-Йорк, куратор Ева Респини). Одним из самых амбициозных видеопроектов Дэнлак, сатирически интерпретирующих культурные архетипы жителей сельской Америки, стал четырехканальный фильм «Север юга, запад востока» / North of south, West of East, выполненный по заказу Центра современной культуры Ballroom Marfa (Техас) и высоко оцененный отборщиками фестиваля Sundance 2013. Меридит Дэнлак живет и работает в Нью-Йорке, персональная выставка художницы, посвященная работам из «Киносерии», недавно завершилась в галерее Leslie Fritz (Нью-Йорк).

Годовой проект An Artist Focus Series – смотр главных образцов мирового видеоарта, инициированный Центром «Заря» совместно с Artprojx Cinema.



Communion by Nina Danino at Heath Street Baptist Church Hampstead 12-23 Oct

In Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Baptist, Communion, David Gryn, Ewan King, Gilda Williams, Heath Street, Nina Danino on 22/08/2013 at 9:07 pm


Artprojx Cinema presents

Nina Danino


35mm, 10 mins (2010)

a film installation at:

Heath Street Baptist Church,

84 Heath Street, Hampstead,

London NW3 1DN

12-23 October 2013

Screening time 12 noon – 6pm (except Sundays 1- 6pm)

Communion by Nina Danino is a portrait of a young girl filmed by cinemtographer Billy Williams BSC, creating a silent, translucent image, which draws on the paradox between beauty as iconic, secular glamour and as religious interiority.

Nina Danino is an artist and filmmaker based in London. She has been making films since l980, which have been broadcast and screened at cinemas, festivals and museums worldwide. She lectures in Fine Art at Goldsmiths, University of London. http://ninadanino.com/

Billy Williams BSC is the Oscar winning cinematographer of Women in Love, Sunday Bloody Sunday, The Exorcist, Gandhi. In his career he has lit and photographed such Hollywood stars as Janet Leigh, Ava Gardner, Katherine Hepburn and Elizabeth Taylor

Heath Street Baptist Church is a large Neo Gothic, non-conformist chapel built in l862. The interior is decorated with Art Nouveau stained glass windows. The Victorian Gothic interior echoes the intricate Pugin details of the Chapel setting in the film itself. http://www.heathstreet.org/

Also showing at:

The Queen’s Cinema, Gibraltar. 

12-14 November 2013

Screening Time:  12 noon – 6pm

The Queen’s Cinema opened in l957 and is one of the few remaining grand cinemas in Europe. It closed for cinema screenings in 2006, but is architecturally intact, including its luxurious furnishings and  35mm projection. The vast space of the 50’s Cinema is transformed into a first time venue for the film installation together with an especially commissioned poster for the cinema façade.

The sacred space of the Church and the secular space of the Cinema fit in very well with the dual aspect of the film which combines the star photography of Hollywood cinema with the religious iconography of portraiture associated with Communion photography.

Limited edition catalogue with a text by Sarah Cooper.

Dr. Sarah Cooper writes on Film Theory and Aesthetics and is Head of Department, Film Studies, King’s College, University of London, she is the author of The Soul of Film Theory.

Additional events:

“Art, Cinema and the Soul” a discussion with Nina Danino, Sarah Cooper, Ewan King (Minister of Heath Street Baptist Church), Gilda Williams (curator, art writer and critic) and other speakers to be announced. Heath Street Baptist Church, London.

Tuesday 22 October, 6.30 – 8pm followed by drinks.


Queen’s Cinema, Gibraltar: Nina Danino in a Q&A with Alice Mascarenhas. 13 November 6-7pm.

Supported using public funding by the Arts Council England.

Technical support: FACT

Design: Graham Humphreys

Transport to Heath Street Baptist Church:

Underground: Northern Line (Edgware Branch) to Hampstead.

Bus Routes:  N5, 603, 268, 46


Artprojx, founded and directed by David Gryn, screens, curates and promotes artists’ moving image, working with leading contemporary art galleries, museums, art fairs and artists worldwide.

For more information on this project contact:

David Gryn, Artprojx david@artprojx.com +447711127848 


Artprojx presents The Poetics of Unforgetting. Hackney Picturehouse.

In Art, Art Video, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, David Gryn, Entertainment, Film and Video, Film London, FLAMIN, Frieze, Hackney Picturehouse, Jumana Manna, London, Mickalene Thomas, Poetics, Screenings, Spike Island, Susanna Wallin, Video, Video Art on 03/06/2013 at 9:09 am


Artprojx presents: The Poetics of Unforgetting

Jumana Manna, Mickalene Thomas, Susanna Wallin

Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE 

Thursday 6th June 2013. 7-8.30pm

Blessed Blessed Oblivion by Jumana Manna

Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman by Mickalene Thomas

Marker & Echo Park by Susanna Wallin

Introduced by David Gryn and Susanna Wallin

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SPECIAL THANKS TO ANDY MOSS at SPIKE ISLAND for his brilliant compiling of these selected works.

Contact: Andy.Moss@spikeisland.org.uk

from Sonya Dyer http://sonyadyerprojects.wordpress.com/

‘I thoroughly enjoyed ‘The Poetics of Unforgetting,’ organised by Artprojx at the Hackney Picturehouse. This heavyweight collection of thoughtful and thought-provoking work by a group of international artists (all women) haunted me in different ways. I was particularly affected by the kinetic charge of Susanna Wallin’s first film in the programme, Echo Park, by the often uncomfortable humour in Jumana Manna film, and the poignant beauty and grace of Mickalene Thomas’s Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman.’

The Poetics of Unforgetting – Hackney Picturehouse – June 6

In Art, Art Video, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, Cinema, CRG Gallery, David Gryn, FAZ, Film, Film and Video, First Thursday, Hackney Picturehouse, Jumana Manna, Lehmann Maupin, London, Mickalene Thomas, Poetics, Susanna Wallin, Video Art on 23/05/2013 at 9:34 am


Artprojx presents: The Poetics of Unforgetting

Jumana Manna, Mickalene Thomas, Susanna Wallin

Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE 

Thursday 6th June 2013. 7-8.30pm

Blessed Blessed Oblivion by Jumana Manna

Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman by Mickalene Thomas

Marker & Echo Park by Susanna Wallin

Introduced by David Gryn

Tickets on sale NOW

Tickets £6 / £5 (concs) : Call 0871 902 5734 or visit Hackney Picturehouse website
www.picturehouses.co.uk  www.artprojx.com  https://davidgryn.wordpress.com

Twitter @Artprojx @HackneyPH @ArtprojxCinema

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First Thursday special artist’s film & video screening event

The Poetics of Unforgetting, Jumana Manna, Mickalene Thomas, Susanna Wallin

In Art, Artprojx, Artprojx Cinema, CRG Gallery, David Gryn, FAZ, Hackney Picturehouse, Jumana Manna, Lehmann Maupin, London, Mickalene Thomas, Susanna Wallin on 29/04/2013 at 9:25 am
Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother (still)

Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother (still)

Artprojx presents
Jumana Manna, Mickalene Thomas, Susanna Wallin
The Poetics of Unforgetting
Introduced by David Gryn, Artprojx

Hackney Picturehouse, 270 Mare Street, London E8 1HE
Thursday 6th June 2013

Jumana Manna Pink Foam copy
Jumana Manna
Blessed Blessed Oblivion

Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother

Mickalene Thomas: Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother

Mickalene Thomas
Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman: A Portrait of My Mother

Susanna Wallin: Echo Park (still)

Susanna Wallin: Echo Park (still)

Susanna Wallin
Echo Park

Artprojx Presents at Hackney Picturehouse is a new series of monthly screenings of artists film and video works. Launching with films by three brilliant young international contemporary artists – whose films will linger in your memory long after viewing.
Tickets: Call 0871 902 5734 or visit Hackney Picturehouse website

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All three artists have made films, that I have not been able to forget ever since first viewing them. Manna’s Blessed Blessed Oblivion (along with Wallin’s Echo Park) was screened at the Art Video section I selected for Art Basel in Miami Beach 2012 and it was one of the most memorable and complete films I have shown. Susanna Wallin’s film Marker I screened at the Prince Charles Cinema, London several years ago in association with Film London, and somehow it has never left my thoughts and then Mickalene Thomas, whose work I have not screened before this. Last year, I was sent Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman, by her producer, Tanya Selvaratnam and by her gallery Lehmann Maupin in NY, I was deeply moved and I wanted to find a way that I could present it. So here we go.

Blessed Blessed Oblivion by Jumana Manna

Inspired by Kenneth Anger’s Scorpio Rising (1963), BLESSED BLESSED OBLIVION weaves together a portrait of male thug culture in East Jerusalem, manifested in barbershops, auto shops and bodybuilding. At the same time psychologizing and seduced by her subject, the artist finds herself in a double bind, a dilemma that resonates with the muddled desire that animates her protagonist as he drifts from abject rants to declamations of heroic poetry or unashamed self-praise.

Jumana Manna (born in New Jersey, lives and works in Jerusalem and Berlin) uses primarily film/video and sculpture to explore historical narratives, nationalism and subcultural communities. Her films are attempts at weaving together portraits of morally dubious characters or events, and her sculptural practice employs a language of minimalism and abstraction to reformulate familiar objects into a state of ambiguity, navigating between negation and seduction. Jumana Manna is represented by CRG Gallery, New York.

Happy Birthday to a Beautiful Woman by Mickalene Thomas

Internationally acclaimed artist Mickalene Thomas presented her first documentary film “HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO A BEAUTIFUL WOMAN” during her solo exhibition at the Brooklyn Museum in Fall 2012. The film is a celebration of Thomas’s mother and muse, Sandra Bush, who has been the subject of numerous photographs and paintings by the artist. “HAPPY BIRTHDAY” explores Sandra’s memories and dreams, her life experiences, including her personal struggles and recent illness, and her hopes for the present and future. Her interviews are filled with poignancy, and old photographs and recordings of Sandra singing with her family add texture to this intimate portrait of “Mama Bush.”

Mickalene Thomas was born in Camden, New Jersey in 1971. She earned her MFA from Yale University and holds a BFA from Pratt Institute. In 2002-2003, she participated in the Artist-in-Residence program at the Studio Museum in Harlem, and most recently, was a resident at the Versailles Foundation Munn Artists Program in Giverny, France (2011).

Marker & Echo Park by Susanna Wallin

Marker: One thousand reindeer are left running wild in the northern woods of Sweden. They once belonged to Anna-Sara’s dad. In an act to take care of what has been in order for something new to be able to start, she goes out to find them. Set on the periphery of a Sami community, in the middle of the night, the film follows Anna-Sara on her journey towards Reindeer Dell in Kraja. Marker is an impressionistic narrative on loss and imagination: a calling for someone who is gone, in an act to continue where something stopped. Characters are situated between real scenarios and invented ones, past and present. Funded by Arts Council England with the support of Film London’s Artists Moving Image Network.

Echo Park: Set inside a theme park, the film combines several amusement rides into one audio visual experience of time. Funded by FLAMIN London, The Arts Council England and Channel 4. Set inside an amusement park, entertainment is explored in an attempt to shut out thought.

Susanna Wallin’s work often lends from fact and fiction at once, merging actual scenarios with fictive ones in new narratives on screen. Ritual, dream and a distrust in language are some of her recurring themes. She has been the recipient of a number of commissions and awards, including London Artists Film and Video Award, The Jury Price at Clermont Ferrand and commissions from UK Film Council, Channel 4 and Arts Council England. Originally from Sweden, she lives and works in London and New York.

See FAZ http://www.faz.net/

David Gryn / Artprojx overview

Artprojx, founded and directed by David Gryn, screens, curates, selects and promotes artists’ moving image and other projects, working with leading contemporary art galleries, art fairs, institutes and artists worldwide. Artprojx is a renowned and trusted brand in the artworld, a pop-up gallery space, pop up cinema, a special events team, arts fundraising, marketing, strategy and planning organisation.

Artprojx clients/partners include Art Basel in Miami Beach, MOCAtv, Royal College of Psychiatrists, 3d in Vebier, Hackney Picturehouse, Gagosian, White Cube, Camden Arts Centre, Lisson Gallery, Whitney Museum NY, Tate Britain, ICA, Frieze Art Fair, The Armory Show NY and Hamburg Short Film Festival. Artists screening events have included Christian Marclay, Dara Friedman, Santiago Sierra, Mark Wallinger, Susan Hiller, Christian Jankowski, Jumana Manna, Rashaad Newsome, Tracey Emin,  Dexter Dalwood, Jeremy Deller, Wilhelm Sasnal, Grace Ndiritu, Luke Fowler and many more.


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