StateLand puts America under the microscope, revealing the multifaceted landscape that these films are informed and inspired by.
In Luciano Piazza’s ‘Windows’, voyeuristic gazes into apartment windows allow us to glimpse the everyday of daily American lives.
Gazelle Samizay’s ‘Ravel’ reveals the impact of growing up in America as an Afghanistani child, interpreting the complexity of cultural crossovers.
In ‘The Dark, Krystle’, Michael Robinson plays with the nature of video and the representation of familiar American TV characters from Dynasty, reappropriating their stories with new emotional power.
These films reveal the contrasts and qualities being utilised by contemporary filmmakers, varying between 16mm and digital collage; uncanny storytelling and subtle abstraction.
Artists in the programme include: Gabriel Abrantes, Laida Lertxundi, Luciano Piazza, Michael Robinson, Ben Russell, Gazelle Samizay and Daniel Shanken.
StateLand has been curated by Jamie Wyld, videoclub. Supported by Arts Council England.