KWM artcenter is pleased to present its fourth collaboration with the Whitechapel Gallery, London from 5th September to 29th October. Throughout 2019/20, KWM artcenter will be screening a series of moving image works as part of the Artists’ Film International (AFI) project based on the theme of gender. AFl celebrates moving image work and is selected by a global partnership of arts organisations including KWM artcenter. Each nominates an outstanding work from their region which is screened across each venue during the year.
The fourth 3 selected films are Vietnamese artist Nguyen Hai Yen’s Summer siesta 6th hour counting from dawn (2017) selected by Hanoi DOCLAB, Hanoi, Vietnam; Serbian artist Marko Tirnanic’s Aversion to Activity/ Eight of March (2019) selected by the Cultural Centre of Belgrade, Serbia and; American artist D’Ette Nogle’s film Culturally Relevant Pedagogy (Teach Me How to Dougie) (2009) selected by the Hammer Museum, Los Angeles.
Nguyen Hai Yen (b. 1994, Hanoi) uses dreamlike cinematography in Summer siesta 6th hour counting from dawn. A young woman is absorbed by a Vietnamese film on TV while female figures in a forest with mirrored cutouts over their faces reflect back what they see.
Marko Tirnanić (b. 1985, Belgrade) is interested in power dynamics. In his work Aversion to Activity/ Eight of March, we follow a group of women who find themselves at a party devoid of men. The women are able to drink and experience a sense of freedom, without the presence of any oppressive control mechanisms in place. Even in that isolated space, patriarchal structures still appear to have an impact on them. He sets out to highlight the importance of fighting against habitual gender roles.