UMPRUM in Prague in cooperation with Are invite you for
French Institute in Prague – CINEMA 35, Štěpánská 35, Prague 1
Wednesday 9 December, 7 pm
My Pleasure contemplates the camera’s viewfinder as a form of desire control — a device that generates its own internal logic and narrative. Using the durational qualities of pensiveness and ambience, My Pleasure mines its subjects for an emotional response.
Bonnie Camplin, Good Health, 2 min
Melody Sumner, My Pleasure, 1982, 8 min (audio)
Su Friedrich, But No One, 9 min
Jayne Parker, Almost Out, 1985, 15 min (extract)
Uri Aran, Untitled, 2013, 15 min
Dani Leventhal, Platonic, 2013, 21 min
Seamus Harahan, Ubaldo Continiello, 2013, 1 min
Isla Leaver-Yap (lives in Glasgow and Minneapolis) works with artists to produce essays, books, exhibitions, and events. James Richards (lives in Berlin and London) is known for his provocative and visually tempting moving-image works dressing themes of desire and seduction.
Isla Leaver-Yap and James Richards will also hold a workshop at the Fine Arts Department at UMPRUM in Prague.