Published: 14 November 2013 at 13:56
Assembly at Tate Britain celebrates the best new work by British-based artists
Dr Simon Payne, an experimental filmmaker from Anglia Ruskin University, is co-curating a special film programme to coincide with the unveiling of the new wing at Tate Britain.
Assembly: A Survey of Recent Artists’ Film and Video in Britain 2008–2013 will be taking place at Tate Britain from 23 November until 15 March 2014.
The programme will recognise and celebrate the breadth of internationally acclaimed single-screen films and is the first major survey of new artists’ film in Britain in over a decade.
The idea for the programme was conceived by Dr Payne and independent curator Andrew Vallance two years ago. In addition to a film by Dr Payne, Assembly also features work by fellow Anglia Ruskin film academics Jennifer Nightingale and Neil Henderson.
Dr Payne, Senior Lecturer in Film and Media Studies at Anglia Ruskin, said:
The Monday evening programme of screenings will be followed by discussions with invited speakers and the artists, while Sunday afternoons will showcase artists’ feature films, including prizewinning works by Clio Barnard and Ben Rivers.
The screenings will take place in the Clore Auditorium at Tate Britain and cost £5 to attend (£4 concessions). The programme will be launched with a special free screening during The House Warming Party on Saturday, 23 November to celebrate the reopening of Tate Britain.