Sedition is pleased to present a screening and artist talk by acclaimed artist Shezad Dawood at Soho House’s cinema at 76 Dean Street. The screening will feature Dawood’s 20-minute video work Towards The Possible Film (2014) followed by a conversation between the artist and Oliver Basciano, Editor at Art Review.
The event forms part of Sedition’s Art In The Digital Age series, a programme of events which examine the ways art is be made, collected, and presented in light of the increasing influence of digital media. In doing so, the series looks towards the future of art collecting and display, as well as exploring the ways in which different spaces for art and the digital are coming together.
Dawood’s Towards The Possible Film was shot in Sidi Ifni, Morocco and creates a surreal world which may be in the past or the future, hallucination or fable. In this parallel universe, two astronauts appear on a dusty shore and take their first steps through a desolate landscape, eventually meeting its inhabitants. The work’s nuanced depiction of interaction brings together themes of colonisation, isolation and the relationship between people and environment. By playing with, and breaking from, conventions of framing and narrative, Dawood creates an atmospheric work which is both familiar and dissonant.
Shezad Dawood is a London based artist who works with film, painting and photography to create elaborate, multifaceted works which bring together discrete elements. His works connect his experiences of travelling as a child with his diverse current research interests, which include science fiction, the occult, and ontology. Dawood has exhibited internationally, including at Venice Biennale, Marrakech Biennale, MACBA Barcelona, Busan Biennale and Nicholas Bourriaud’s Altermodern at Tate Britain.
The artist talk will be moderated by Oliver Basciano an art critic and writer who has since 2009, worked at ArtReview where he is now Editor (International). He also regularly writes for The Guardian and Spike Art Quarterly and has contributed texts to various artist's monographs. He sits on the board of trustees for both the grant giving The Elephant Trust and artist-led curatorial outfit The Woodmill.
Join us on Wednesday, 6 July 2016, 6:45pm at Soho House, 76 Dean St, London, W1D 3SQ for the event. Free entry, limited capacity.