Rachel Maclean, Germs, 2013. Digital video, color, sound. 3 min. Commission by Bold Yin for Channel 4 Random Acts. Courtesy of the artist.

Artists’ Film International

Films will run from noon–4 p.m.

Initiated by the Whitechapel Gallery, London, in 2008, Artists’ Film International is a collaboration between 16 international museums. Every year, each institution proposes one film, video, or animation on a common theme for screening in all the partner venues over the course of the year. This fall the Hammer screens seven films from the 2015 and 2016 collections, which, respectively, examined crisis and technology. The Hammer will add to the video selection in 2017.  

2015

Brigid McCaffrey (b. 1978, American)
Paradise Springs, 2013 (28:58 min.)
Selection by Ballroom Marfa, Texas

Piotr Wysocki (b. 1976, Polish) and Dominik Jałowiński (b. 1981, Polish)
Run Free, 2011 (14:14 min.)
Selection by the Museum of Modern Art, Warsaw

Diego Tonus, (b. 1984, Italian)
Speculative Speeches (Workers of the World–Relax), 2012 (22 min.)
Selection by Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy

2016

Rachel Maclean (b. 1987, British)
Germs, 2013 (3 min.)
Selection by Whitechapel Gallery, London

The Institute for New Feeling 
(founded in the United States)
This Is Presence, 2016 (17:19 min.)
Selection by Ballroom Marfa, Texas

Zeyno Pekünlü (b. 1980, Turkish) 
How to Properly Touch a Girl So You Don’t Creep Her Out, 2015 (19:10 min.)
Selection by Istanbul Modern

Eva Mattes (b. 1976, Italian) and Franco Mattes (b. 1976, Italian)
Dark Content Episodes 1, 2, 3, 2015 (15 min.)
Selection by Galleria d’Arte Moderna e Contemporanea di Bergamo, Italy

The Hammer’s presentation of Artists’ Film International is organized by Emily Gonzalez-Jarrett, curatorial associate. 

Image: Rachel Maclean, Still from Germs, 2013 (detail). Digital video, color, sound. 3:00 min. Commission by Bold Yin for Channel 4 Random Acts. Courtesy of the artist.