Chandigarh - Images of the Future


Sequence: a journal of artists' film and video (4), 7/2016


Chandigarh, the capital city of Indian Punjab, was conceived after the crisis of Indian partition in 1947, where half a million people were murdered and over 15 million displaced. Chandigarh, begun in 1956, was part practical solution, created to replace the grandeur of Lahore, lost to Pakistan. But it was also an attempt to shape the future of India with an idea.....

Peter Strickland’s Berberian Sound Studio: ‘the logic of the visible at the service of the invisible.’


This article was written for the ICA blog prior to a talk Peter Strickland gave at the ICA as part of the BAFTA masterclass series. 1/2014


There are many arresting scenes in Peter Strickland’s lovingly made Berberian Sound Studio, but there is one that delivers a psychic and almost physical blow. Although it’s a film apparently concerned with the ingenuity of sound engineers and foley artists...’s 10th birthday: An Interview with Karen Mirza, Brad Butler and James Holcombe


14 Nov 2014 is an artist-run film lab based in Bethnal Green. On Sunday 16 November, to mark their tenth anniversary, they are screening a selection of short films made by artists who have at some point have worked in and with the lab. As an exclusive for the ICA Blog, Seth Pimlott spoke to Karen Mirza and Brad Butler, filmmakers and co-founders of, and James Holcombe.....

See Red Women's Workshop: the Politics and Practice of Collective Organisation


17 Sep 2014


As part of our Student Forum, Seth Pimlott interviewed Jess Baines, a member of See Red Women's Workshop. Run as a Women's collective from 1974-1990, the group arose out of a period that saw not just the extension of both political and cultural concerns, but also the rise of community activism.


See Red Women`s Workshop Interview: Suzy Mackie and Pru Stevenson


7 Aug 2014


To coincide with a display (5 December 2012 - 13 January 2013) that looked at the See Red Women's Workshop collective, Student Forum member Seth Pimlott interviewed Suzy Mackie and Pru Stevenson, members of the women's collective which ran from 1974-1990. See Red produced radical yet accessible campaigning designs in their signature raw screen-printed aesthetic, raising awareness of issues ...


Remote Control – Interview with Simon Denny and Ira Schneider


May 11, 2012


The exhibition Remote Control unexpectedly reveals a golden age of artists working with the media landscape that conditioned the late 20th century. There was a ten year period – 1974-1984 – twenty years after television had become the confident, dominant mass-media, when thinking about television was a central cultural concern. If you wanted to think about politics or culture or popular everyday life then you ...