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Laura O'Neill, RPM, 2016, HD video, colour, sound, 1 min 41 sec

Artists' Film Biennial: Open Call "Outside"

29 May 2016

For the first time, the Artists’ Film Biennial features a screening selected from an international open call for emerging filmmakers. Over 300 films were submitted, and eight of these feature in this screening, titled Outside, echoing the loose theme of the call. The selected artist filmmakers in Outside are Graeme Arnfield, Amir Ghazi-Noory, Jenny Gordon, Samantha Harvey, Patrick Rowan, Lawrence Lek, Laura O'Neill and Benjamin Orlow.

Although the main programmes of the Biennial take place in the ICA cinema, Outside looks toward the frontiers beyond the black cube. Quite literally capturing the outside in some cases, the films in the programme also point at more abstract interpretations of the theme; psychological space, outer space and the anxieties of the contemporary condition.


  • Patrick Rowan, Psycho-Nebulous, 2015, HD video, colour, Sound, 14 min
  • Samantha Harvey, Trireme (Perchance to Dream), 2015, HD video, colour, sound, 5 min 11 sec
  • Lawrence Lek, Unreal Estate (The Royal Academy is Yours), 2015, HD video, colour, sound, 10 min 10 sec
  • Laura O'Neill, RPM, 2016, HD video, colour, sound, 1 min 41 sec   
  • Benjamin Orlow, The ticket that exploded +1 0 -1, 2015, HD video, colour, sound, 19 min 14 sec
  • Amir Ghazi-Noory, I am sorry, it is beyond my control, 2015, HD video, colour, sound, 2 min 48 sec
  • Jenny Gordon, Scapegoat, 2014, HD video, colour, sound, 2 min 43 sec
  • Graeme Arnfield, Sitting in Darkness, 2015 HD Video,  colour, sound, 15 min 29 sec


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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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