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  • Clio Barnard The Arbor 2010 video still of a redheaded teenage girl sitting on a sofa outside

    Clio Barnard
    The Arbor 2010
    video still

    © Clio Barnard and Verve Pictures

  • Ben Rivers, Two Years at Sea 2011 Film still

    Ben Rivers, Two Years at Sea 2011
    Film still

    Courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry, London.
    © Ben Rivers

  • Ben Rivers, Two Years at Sea 2011 Film still

    Ben Rivers, Two Years at Sea 2011
    Film still

    Courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry, London.
    © Ben Rivers

  • Ben Rivers, Two Years at Sea 2011 Film still

    Ben Rivers, Two Years at Sea 2011
    Film still

    Courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry, London.
    © Ben Rivers

  • Ben Rivers, Two Years at Sea 2011 Film still

    Ben Rivers, Two Years at Sea 2011
    Film still

    Courtesy the artist and Kate MacGarry, London.
    © Ben Rivers

The unflinching and affecting portraits in The Arbor, poetically depicting life on a Bradford council estate, is paired with an evocation of life in the remote Scottish Highlands in Two Years at Sea.

Download Close at Hand programme notes [PDF 3.94 Mb]

The Arbor

Clio Barnard, 2010, HD video, 94 min

Two Years at Sea

Ben Rivers, 2011, 35 mm transferred to HD video, 88 min

Two Years at Sea was funded by Arts Council England through Film London Artist’s Moving Image Network

This screening is paired with Assembly: Close at Hand II on Monday 10 February 2014

Tate Film is supported by Maja-Hoffmann / LUMA Foundation

With additional support for Assembly from Bilge Ogut-Cumbusyan and Haro Cumbusyan