Apr
16
Jun
-23
Date:  16 April 2013 - 23 June 2013
Category:  Exhibition

Kaia Hugin @ Whitechapel Gallery

This spring Whitechapel Gallery in London presents three artist's films offering different approaches to performance and bodily presence. Norwegian artist Kaia Hugin presents Five Parts - A Motholic Mobble (Part 5) from 2012.

Kaia Hugin's work is part of an on-going series of video performances in which the female figure hangs, levitates, floats or digs herself into the ground. Combining film, choreography and movement, Hugin's unnsettling performances explore psychological states of guilt and punishment and fear of our own bodies.

Indian artist Neha Choksi (b.1973) presents Minds to lose (2008-2011), based on a performance in which the artist anaesthetised herself and four farm animals whilst the public were encouraged to pet both sedated artist and animals.

American artist Alic Pearlstein (b. 1962) is concerned with spectatorship and the relationship between the camera, viewer and subject. At Whitechapel Gallery Pearlstein presents The drawing Lesson (2012).

Artist's Film International showcases artists working with film, video and animation, selected by 14 partner organisations worldwide and presented over the course of a year in each venue. Neha Choksi is selected by Project 88, Mumbai, India; Kaia Hugin by KINOKINO Centre for Art and Film, Sandnes, Norway and Alix Pearlstein by Ballroom Marfa, Texas, US.

Artists Film International
Neha Choksi, Kaia Hugin and Alix Pearlstein

16 April - 23 June 2013

 Whitechapel Gallery
77-82 Whitechapel High Street
London E1 7QX

 www.whitechapelgallery.org 


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