Picks of the week

John Akomfrah | Mimesis: African Soldier

Akomfrah combines newly-created film and historic footage across three screens, commemorating the millions of African and colonial soldiers, labourers and carriers who served in the First World War.

Imperial War Museum, London, 21 September - 31 March 2019

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Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler | The Scar

A three-chapter narrative, presented as an immersive five-screen installation, deconstructs urgent questions around our relationship to state power, patriarchy and corruption.

Delfina Foundation, London, 27 September - 1 December 2018

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Strange Days: Memories of the Future

The latest collection of contemporary works to inhabit 180 The Strand are 'dreamlike compositions' that consider how images shape our memories or anticipate our visions of the future. Expect plenty of moving image and bold installations throughout the building's vast network of spaces.

180 The Strand, London, 2 October - 9 December 2018

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Melanie Manchot | White Light Black Snow

Melanie Manchot presents a series of photographs alongside her recent film work Cadence. Throughout the show, scale is hard to discern, animals may or may not be alive, and we question what is real and what is modelled, what is being photographed and what is represented.

Parafin, London, 28 September – 17 November 2018

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Lawrence Abu Hamdan | Earwitness Theatre

A new installation investigates the spatial world of the 'earwitness' and the politics of crimes that have been heard but not seen. Abu Hamdan's related video installation Walled Unwalled shows concurrently in the Tanks at Tate Modern from 1 - 7 October.

Chisenhale Gallery, London, 21 September - 9 December 2018

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Lucy Beech | Reproductive Exile

Shot in the Czech Republic, where the lack of legislation associated with reproductive rights sustains a booming fertility industry, Lucy Beech’s new film follows the fictional story of a woman embarking on cross-border, assisted reproduction.

De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-on-Sea, 15 September - 2 December 2018

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Heather Phillipson | my name is lettie eggsyrub

A huge, surreal installation comprising video and sculpture magnifies egg-related imagery, exposing its various uses as an animal-based food and as an emblem of reproduction and new life.

Gloucester Road underground station, London, until June 2019

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