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  • Thomson and Craighead, A short film about war 2009–10 HD video still

    Thomson and Craighead, A short film about war 2009–10
    HD video still

    Courtesy the artists.
    © Thomson and Craighead

  • Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, Things to Come 2011 Film still

    Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, Things to Come 2011
    Film still

    Courtesy the artists
    © Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone

  • Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Deep State 2012 Video still

    Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, Deep State 2012
    Video still

    Courtesy the artists and waterside contemporary, London

  • Hilary Koob-Sassen, Faith in Infrastructure 2009 Animation still

    Hilary Koob-Sassen, Faith in Infrastructure 2009
    Animation still

    Courtesy the artist
    © Hilary Koob-Sassen

  • Emily Richardson, The Futurist 2010 HD video still

    Emily Richardson, The Futurist 2010
    HD video still

    Courtesy the artist
    © Emily Richardson

This programme examines historical and contemporary connections between technology, politics and cultural aspirations.

A short film about war

Thomson and Craighead, 2009–10, HD video, 10 min

Deep State

Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, 2012, video, 45 min
Commissioned by Film and Video Umbrella

Faith in Infrastructure

Hilary Koob-Sassen, 2009, video, 16 min

Things to Come

Graham Ellard and Stephen Johnstone, 2011, 16 mm film, 6 min

The Futurist

Emily Richardson, 2010, HD video, 4 min
Co-commissioned by Lumen and imove, Yorkshire’s Legacy Trust programme.Funded by Legacy Trust UK, Arts Council and Yorkshire Forward.

This programme is paired with Assembly: Questions of Progress I on Sunday 2 March 2014

Tate Film is supported by Maja-Hoffmann / LUMA Foundation.

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