Screening of two films by the artists Mirza/Butler at IMT in collaboration with Filmarmalade.
Mirza/Butler’s ‘Exception and the Rule’ is shot primarily in Karachi and employs a variety of cinematic strategies to negotiate the everyday reality of Pakistan. The work avoids the tropes of a more traditional documentary mode, by framing a series of everyday activities that incorporate performances to camera, public interventions, inner monologues and observation.
The evening will also include the screening of Mirza/Butler’s previous film work, ‘Where A Straight Line Meets A Curve’ and and a round table discussion with Andrew Fisher (associate editor of the journal Philosophy of Photography), Eyal Weizman (Director of the Centre of Research Architecture, Goldsmiths University) and Gordon Shrigley (Filmarmalade).
Mirza & Butler recently exhibited work at Sprüth Magers, London, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Kunsthaus, Zurich, Architecture and Film Biennale, Graz, the Serpentine Pavilion and at the Thomas Dane Gallery, London. They are also founders of the artist film production space, no.w.here and currently live and work in London.
Filmarmalade is an artist run project established to publish on DVD selected artists’ films and video works, so as to encourage a wider access to the moving image and to allow a greater understanding, through specially commissioned interviews of how each artist situates their work, in relation to the history of art and contemporary fine art practice.