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Wings of Love by Craig David Parr

Craig David Parr’s Wings of Love is a Gothic mystery tale that meanders from hazy memories of a once-ubiquitous popular painting to shadowy auguries of a sinister subterranean psychogeography before it mushrooms and mutates into a weird witches’ brew of pagan Magick and millennial conspiracy theory.
 

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The Forest by Ori Gersht

As bloodshed and violence cast a shadow over a Europe increasingly anxious about a widening war, Ori Gersht’s video The Forest, shot in the borderlands of Ukraine in 2005, is a visceral reminder of the elemental tensions that continue to haunt this landscape.

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Timelines by Jananne Al-Ani 

In her panoramic video installation premiering at Towner Eastbourne in February, Jananne Al-Ani looks beyond the intricate surface engravings of a decorative metal tray to hint at the many upheavals in the troubled history of Iraq as a modern nation state. 

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3 hours from here: an English Journey by Andrew Cross

A slow-moving road film shot from the cab of a long-distance lorry as it hauls goods from Southampton to Manchester, Andrew Cross’s 3 hours from here: an English Journey is a timely look at precarious distribution networks across the UK.

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Film and Video Umbrella makes moving-image works by artists. For three decades FVU has led the way in championing new creative talent and promoting innovative ideas. During that time we have commissioned many of the foremost figures in the field, working in close collaboration with a diverse range of venues, nationally and internationally. Browse our project page to find out more and view clips of the works.  

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