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Time 19:30
Date 26/10/17
Price £10

Week eight of Filmarmalade 10 Year Anniversary, curated by Gordon Shrigley. Featuring fims and videos by Pil and Galia Kollectiv, Miranda Pennell and Sarah Wood.

Co-Operative Explanatory Capabilities in Organizational Design and Personnel Management

Pil and Galia Kollectiv

Pil and Galia Kollectiv’s Co-Operative Explanatory Capabilities in Organizational Design and Personnel Management, is composed of a series of still photographs taken from an online archive that documents the transformation of a pioneering computing company into a religious cult. The work investigates the place of creativity in efficiency management and the operation of bureaucratic systems in a post-industrial work environments.

Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed

Miranda Pennell

Miranda Pennell’s Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed, narrates the 1908 memoirs of Theodore Leighton Pennell, Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier, through a film work that is entirely constructed from period still photographs that are forensically examined and probed by Pennell’s camera to reveal the beauty and charm of Army life on the North West frontier of British India, whilst the Afghans, who occupy the shadowy nitrate background, observe yet another colonial misadventure.

I Am A Spy

Sarah Wood

It was only in the twentieth century we needed papers to have an identity. Kafka’s Joseph K scrabbled in his pocket for something better than a bicycle license to prove who he was in the brave new world where official documents separate those who belong from those who are not allowed to belong. The borders of the new nation state offered frames for subterfuge. What happened on one side of the border had to be understood on the other. In the century when we invented aviation, when we invented cinema, in an age when we can move more and see more than any other point in history why have we become so watchful and so performative? I Am A Spy is a film that observes this watchfulness.