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Trust Yourself (New Work UK)

Michelle Deignan, Chia-En Jao, Yaron Lapid,
Flávia Müller Medeiros, Harold Offeh and Uriel Orlow

Curated by Lina Dzuverovic

Whitechapel Gallery, London
Thursday 25th October, 7.30 pm

A screening programme curated by Lina Dzuverovic of Electra for New Work UK, a collaboration between the Whitechapel Art Gallery and the Lux. The programme comprised of work made between 2003 and 2007 by six UK based artists. It takes us on a geographically dispersed journey on which we encounter fictional and real characters whose stories and messages introduce a range of storytelling modes. Taking risks in their delivery, the works range from intimate accounts of personal experiences, pseudo reportages delivered by 'official' voices to oddly conveyed political messages and performative public actions. The works in the programme shake up our expectations of how narratives are communicated making us suspend our trust in the narrator and our immediate responses. These works cause the viewer to re-think assumed positions and examine how the delivery of information affects the reading of the content.


You Have Not Found His Riddle (2003) by Yaron Lapid - 12' 39''
Father's Tongue (2007) by Chia-En Jao - 5' 33''
The Visitor (2007) by Uriel Orlow - 15' 58''
Fight The Enemy Abroad So We Don't Have To Face Them at Home (2005) by Flávia Müller Medeiros - 1'20''
Red Cheeks (2006) by Michelle Deignan - 9' 26''
Haroldinho (2003) by Harold Offeh - 12'
Il Cittadino (2007) by Michelle Deignan - 8' 46''

Total Running Time: 65 minutes followed by a discussion with artists and the curator.

Image: Still from Chia-En Jao, Father's Tongue,, 2007, video.
Courtesy of the artist.