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