Laida Lertxundi, Cry When it Happens / Llora Cuando Te Pase, 2010, 14 min, 16mm.
In October 2012 LA-based filmmaker Laida Lertxundi participated in our regular Artists’ Film Club series. Her short 16mm works map physical and psychological geographies while experimenting with cinematic conventions.
She also participated in a Q&A with ICA Associate Curator of Artists’ Film and Moving Image, Steven Cairns, which is now available to listen to online on our Soundcloud Channel.
“We are not going to allow it to happen,” Egyptian actor and megastar Hussein Fahmy told ICA’s Friday Forum. He was talking about the private prosecutions currently being brought by Islamists against actors for defaming Islam in movies, sometimes movies nearly a decade old. The comedic actor Adel Imam had been convicted for his roles in films like Terrorism and the Kebab (1993) and sentenced to a three-month jail term that was changed into a fine of $170 in July. Continue reading →
Part musical theatre production, part live rehearsal for a prospective feature-length film, Footnote 5 takes the form of a sketch show for a solo performer, and multiple musicians. It develops Spooner’s use of theatre as a site to stage the awkward relationship between discourse and the rhetorics of performance in the workplace. Read an excerpt from Collapsing in Parts here.
What follows is a conversation between Cally Spooner and Anna Gritz, Associate Curator at ICA, in the context of Footnote 5.
In this week’s Culture Now, our Executive Director Gregor Muir talks to artist Michael Landy about his work, which spans epic performance pieces, to meticulous etchings and collages. What would you ask him? Continue reading →