Film Exposed brings together a series of short films by some of the most exciting and thought-provoking artists working in the UK. We showcase recent works by Maeve Brennan, Mikhail Karikis, Richard Whitby and Hetain Patel.
Taking their ideas and inspiration from the world around us, the artists’ films open up new ways of thinking about the important issues of today, as they make work that responds to climate catastrophe, migration and bringing marginal voices into the mainstream.
Screening a new film fortnightly, we currently focus on Hetain Patel’s ‘Don’t Look at the Finger’ which follows a ceremonial ‘fight’ between a man and a woman in the grand architectural setting of a church. It soon becomes apparent that one of the couple must be deaf. The way they communicate is an extraordinary feat of choreography that combines Kung Fu with signed language to express a ritualistic coming together.
Click on Hetain’s film image below.
Film Exposed is brought to you in collaboration with Film and Video Umbrella, who lead the way in championing new talent and promoting innovative ideas in moving image.
Film image: Don’t Look at the Finger was commissioned for the Jerwood/FVU Awards 2017. Courtesy of the artist.