Phillip Warnell is a filmmaker, artist and academic based in London. He produces cinematic works exploring a range of philosophical ideas, such as human-animal relations and the poetics of the body and its dimensionality.
This evening presents the UK premiere of his acclaimed new film Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the Air, his second collaboration with philosopher Jean-Luc Nancy.
Ming of Harlem tells of an only-in-New-York account of Antoine Yates who cohabited in his high-rise apartment in Harlem with a tiger called Ming and an alligator for several years. Warnell’s work explores the interplay between film, politics and notions of sense as theorised by Nancy. Warnell’s first collaboration with Nancy, the short film Outlandish: Strange Foreign Bodies 2009, will also be shown. The screening will be followed by a discussion between the artist and Jean-Pierre Rehm, Director of the FIDMarseille-International Film Festival Marseille.
Outlandish: Strange Foreign BodiesPhillip Warnell & Jean-Luc Nancy, UK 2009, 35mm, colour sound, 20 min
Ming of Harlem: Twenty One Storeys in the AirPhillip Warnell, UK 2014, Super 16mm, colour sound, 71 minProgramme duration: 91 min
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