exhibition

Jasmina Cibic in group film show, Concrete Futures, London

Jasmina Cibic in group film show, Concrete Futures, London

We are proud to announce that Jasmina Cibic has been selected for a talk and screening exhibition at Close-Up Film Centre in London, with her work Tear Down and Rebuild (UK 2015).

Concrete Futures brings together films that deal with fiction and imagination, inviting encounters with speculative futures, which are nonetheless grafted onto the present ‘documentary’ moment that haunts them. Images as documents and as drivers of the imagination, Serbian, Rwandan and Spanish cityscapes are connected in a type of speculative haunting.

This haunting is expressed in the superimposition of images of construction and evacuation, of tearing down and rebuilding. By tearing down or leaving behind, old sites are revealed. And by rebuilding, one does not construct anew but instead returns to the terrains that already were there. In that sense, no conquering – symbolic or concrete – of lands or, for that matter, of our imaginations and affections, will ever be truly a form of building but instead remains haunted by its own violence.

Tear Down and Rebuild | Jasmina Cibic | UK 2015 | 15' 27" | HD
Composed of various quotes - belonging to political speeches that emphasize the iconoclasm of art and architecture - the film creates an original conversation between four characters. A Nation Builder, a Pragmatist, a Conservationist and an Artist/Architect become a reflection of ideological deliberation facing a practical scruple. Including words drawn from Reagan’s speech on the Berlin Wall, Prince Charles’ 1984 address at RIBA and Isis bloggers’ proclamation on the demolition of temples, Tear Down and Rebuild uses rhetoric that endorses demolition as a necessary process to aid the creation of new displays for ensuing nation-states or ideological positions.

ARTISTS

Jasmina Cibic, Kiluanji Kia Henda, Sebastian Brameshuber and Thomas Draschan, Ion de Sosa.

CURATORS

Mihaela Brebenel, Minou Norouzi and Nikolaus Perneczky.

IMAGE

Tear Down and Rebuild | Jasmina Cibic | UK 2015 | 15' 27" | HD

Jasmina Cibic in group film show, Concrete Futures, London