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Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Seroquel®, 2014, HD video, colour, sound, 8 min

Artists' Film Biennial: Open Call: Always Already Yes selected by curator Tim Steer

26 May 2016

The Artists' Film Biennial 2016, 25 – 29 May, is an international five-day event, celebrating artists' moving image. As part of the biennial programme we are pleased to announce an international call for curatorial screening proposals, from which one submission has been selected to contribute to the biennial's dynamic programme of screenings and events.

Always Already Yes was selected from the Artists’ Film Biennial International Curatorial Open Call.

Addiction operates in the structure of desire, that precedes and exceeds the subject. However, it is a counterfeit in the economy of desire with enjoyment produced outside the circulation of social practices. The addicted subject is provisional, porous, inessential, performative. It is a community without asserting an identity. The addicted user circumvents the social reality of consumptive capitalism because the supplement (in whatever form or activity - sexual, consumer, chemical etc) can produce a biologically absolute enjoyment. The subject therefore bypasses and redirects the previous subject/object relations and social codes and reinvests them into a new closed system, the body.

Tim Steer is an independent curator and writer based in London. He is also co-founder of Opening Times.


  • Jenna Bliss, Lincoln Detox Film (Excerpt), 2016, 17 mins
  • Sidsel Meineche Hansen, Seroquel®, 2014, 8 minute
  • Peter Kubelka, Dichtung und Wahrheit / Poetry and Truth, 2003, 13 mins
  • Connor Linskey, Soft Palate, 2016, 6 mins
  • Rosalind Nashashibi, Bachelor Machines Part 2, 2007, 5 mins


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The ICA Artists’ Film Biennial 2016 is a four-day celebration of artists’ film and moving image. The Biennial’s comprehensive series of screenings and talks extends the ICA’s Artists’ Film Club, our regular programme of artists’ film, which profiles and debates the best international artists’ moving image.

Programme supported by the Art Fund, British Council, the Royal Norwegian Embassy and Film Hub London, managed by Film London. Proud to be a partner of the BFI Film Audience Network, funded by the National Lottery.

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