Past Event Tate Modern Film

States in time

9 November 2013 at 19.00–20.30

This programme takes the notion of the ‘state’ as its starting point. What does it mean to imagine a state – a state of being, of consciousness, of lived experience? As we move into the future, what will the world look and feel like? The artists and filmmakers in this programme, many of whom are presenting UK premieres, explore relationships of power, globalisation, and political imagination in unique ways. Shifting through time – from the present to the future and back to the past – their films pose questions about the changing nature of statehood and the idealism associated with it.

This film screening is curated by Omar Kholeif and is part of the conference Future Imperfect: Cultural propositions and global perspectives

The Goodness Regime 2013

Jumana Manna and Sille StorihleHD video, 21 min, UK Premiere

Kempinski 2007

Neil BeloufaSD video, 15 min

Farther than the Eye Can See 2012

Basma Al Sharif13 min, UK Premiere

Pipe Dreams 2012

Ali CherriIn Arabic; English subtitles. 6 min, UK Premiere

Tied and True 2012

Wu Tsang and Nana Oforiatta-AyimHD Video, 7 min

Organised in collaboration with Ibraaz, the leading critical forum on visual culture in North Africa and the Middle East.


Starr Cinema

Tate Modern
London SE1 9TG
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9 November 2013 at 19.00–20.30