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13" 16:9 16mm/HD 2013
Film by Seemab Gul — Co-written by Mike Watson — Produced by Inesa Ivanova
Towards a Militant Conceptualism is a short hybrid film dealing with the political capacity of art in the contemporary world. The film explores artist’s experiences of protest, confronting agents of the State and questioning the origins of law. This is an open argument on political activism and its effectiveness with the proposition of art as a form of protest.
Seemab Gul studied Fine Art and then MA in Film at the London Film School. She has made a number of short films that have been to local and international festivals. She has completed an art residency at no.w.here. Seemab is currently a visiting lecturer at the Royal College of Art.
With over ten years of film production experience, Inesa graduated from the National Film and Television School with an MA in Film and TV Producing. Prior background in graphic design and arts management is helping Inesa to focus in art film and creative documentary. Inesa is now an independent creative producer, who keeps searching for and discovering new talented women in film.
Mike Watson is an art theorist and curator based in Italy. He is currently curating ‘Joan of Art: Towards a Free Education’ in residence with Gervasuti Foundation and in collaboration with the Maldives Pavilion, Venice Biennale 55th, Italy. He holds a PhD in Philosophy from Goldsmiths College. He writes regularly for Frieze and Art Review.
Special Thanks to
james self & claudia stramentinoli
20 - 24 November 2013
Venice Biennale, Italy
27 November - 11 December 2013
Open: Kurzfilmtage: the 60th International Short Film Festival
Exhibition at Contemporary Art Centre
Best Short Film Director Peace Award
1st Gothenburg Indie Film Fest., Sweden, May 2014
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