Horizon ©Sid Iandovka & Anya Tsyrlina

511 paremat fotot Marsist ©AndresSööt

Monument of Distance ©AzarSaiyar

Revisiting Solaris ©DeimantasNarkevičius

Garden City Beautiful ©BenBalcom

I hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead ©BeatriceGibson

Film programme LIFE AFTER at Tallinn Photomonth

  • Ingel Vaikla

Film Programme Life After at Sõprus cinema (Vana-Posti 8)
Curators: Ingel Vaikla and Jesse Cumming
Artists: Sophia Al-Maria, Marwa Arsanios, Kush Badhwar, Ben Balcom, Stephanie Beroes, Sara Cwynar, An van Dienderen, Doplgenger Collective, Beatrice Gibson, Sid Iandovka and Anya Tsyrlina, Sharon Lockhart, Basim Magdy, Marge Monko, Deimantas Narkevičius, Azar Saiyar, Andres Sööt, Taavi Talve.

Dates: 3 screenings Life After, East From West and Better Half take place Wednesdays. 25.09; 2.10; 16.10 at 6.30pm

The film programme for Tallinn Photomonth 2019 offers a curated selection of recent and historical moving image works by artists from across the realms of documentary, fiction, experimental film, and video art.

Life After proposes dialogue as a form of collective escapism from contemporary diseases like technological singularity, obsessive individualism and constructed identities. In a moment of anxiety about global disaster and collapse, the programme offers glimpses of emergent new world orders positioned against fantasies that never materialized, and others that still might. The audience is invited to join in a visual conversation between curators Ingel Vaikla and Jesse Cumming, 19 filmmakers and the stories of alternative histories, parallel realities and possible futures. Three evenings of film, each followed by a moderated talk with the filmmakers and lasting a total of about 2 hours.

Screening Work Starts Now. In an era of global catastrophe, Jesse Cumming’s curated selection of artist films offers ways to make sense of the past, alternative presents, and uncertain futures.

Screening East from West. Turning our gaze towards Eastern Europe, the selection of films questions how images construct identities of people and places, and how a visual culture can influence our gaze and form our opinions.

Screening Better Half. Six diverse films address topics such as objectification, contemporary love, motherhood, and the female gaze, and take us on a visual journey through the representation of women in contemporary society.