The Debatable Lands

Thursday 18th September / 11AM @ The Town Hall

Looped installation l 11am – 6pm, Thu 18 - Sun 21 Sep l FREE ENTRY

An exhibition of short films and videos from five international artists each exploring ‘debatable lands’ of the modern world – from tourists visiting the sites of the Berlin Wall or the Korean demilitarised zone to themes of containment and authoritarian control worldwide.

In association with Arch.

Chiara Caterina
Avant La Nuit

UK Premiere
Belgium | 2013 | 3min, looped
A short reflection about prison and sunset in the centre of Europe’s capital city. Before night falls, prisoners are called by identification numbers and their voices combine in an abstract dimension giving space for an imaginary new life.

Rose Butler
Lines Of Resistance

UK Premiere
UK | 2013 | 7min, looped
The Berlin wall presents a brutal environment illustrating a bleak history, which is disrupted by the arrival of colourful and enthusiastic tourists. This sometimes humorous and clumsy disjuncture forces us to question how we navigate, consume and reflect upon these sites of human tragedy.

Hayoun Kwon
Model Village

UK Premiere
France | 2014 | 10min, looped
Kijong-dong, a propaganda village from the 1950s, is situated in one of the world's most inaccessible spots: the Korean demilitarised zone. From South Korea it can only just be seen and looks like a film set. Model Village envisages a visit to this forbidden zone.

Sandra Fruebing
The Individual's Pursuit

UK, Germany l 2013 l 9min, looped
One character’s quest to inhabit an in-between space as an exploration of what is beyond the obvious. Specially designed apparatus and physical training exercises are employed in an attempt to fulfil the desire to walk along the edge of water and earth, where both elements meet.

Arash T. Riahi
That Has Been Bothering Me the Whole Time

UK Premiere
Austria | 2013 | 10min, looped
What happens if you let a woman in a burqa do a performance which could never be allowed to be shown in public? At the end of the show, the set up brings us back to reality.


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Artist Various Country Various Year 2014 Duration 40 minutes