Art/Action: Artists’ Films
20 February – 11 March 2018
Art/Action is a three-part artist film programme. Each pioneering film introduces viewers to artistic expressions of socio-political concerns. They investigate political repression and raise awareness of issues often marginalised by freedom of speech violations and media control.
SUPERFLEX, Burning Car, 2008, 11 minutes, courtesy of the artists
Burning Car shows the process of a car being burnt out from start to finish. Such imagery is most readily associated with protests and social tension happening in war-torn countries and dictatorships. However, this emblematic imagery is also indicative of the difficult relationships faced between Western societies and their changing populations, particularly evident during the London riots (2011).
Due to a pre-scheduled workshop, the film will not be showing on Saturday 24 February.
SUPERFLEX was founded in 1993 by Jakob Fenger, Bjørnstjerne Christiansen and Rasmus Nielsen. With a diverse and complex practice, SUPERFLEX challenges the role of the artist in contemporary society and explores the nature of globalisation and systems of power. They are known for art works with wit and subversive humour that address serious social and cultural concerns. SUPERFLEX describe their works as tools - thereby suggesting multiple areas of application and use.
Recent solo exhibitions and projects include ‘One, Two, Three Swing’, Turbine Hall commission, Tate Modern, London (until 2 April 2018); 'Hospital Equipment', von Bartha, s-chanf, Switzerland, 2017; ‘Euro’, Hayward Gallery, London, 2017; 'SUPERFAKE/THE PARLEY', Lunds Konsthall, Lund, Sweden; ‘The Corrupt Show and The Speculative Machine’, Fundación Jumex, Mexico City, 2013.