Frieze Film 2016: Artists Announced

Samson Kambalu, Rachel Maclean, Shana Moulton and Ming Wong premiere new commissions

A series of new artist films premiered at Frieze London and broadcast on national television, Frieze Film is curated for the first time by Raphael Gygax as part of Frieze Projects, the fair’s celebrated non-profit programme. 

Rooted in the art-historical tradition of video performance, this year’s Frieze Film artists use their own bodies on screen.

  • For her commission, California-based artist Shana Moulton will continue the series ‘Whispering Pines’ (2002–), performing her alter ego ‘Cynthia’ – a bored, hypochondriac housewife – to investigate the West’s fascination with esotericism and New Age philosophy in the form of a TV mini-series.
     
  • Also taking a critique of popular culture as her point of departure, Glasgow-based Rachel Maclean’s hyper-saturated videos unfold narratives through characters – often played by the artist – that quote classic films such as The Wizard of Oz but also draw from horror movies, talent shows and TV advertising. Maclean’s film is presented in collaboration with HOME (Manchester), for the artist’s forthcoming solo exhibition of new work at the end of October.
     
  • The London-based artist Samson Kambalu will debut a new work from his series of spontaneous site-specific performances, ‘Psychogeographical Nyau Cinema’ (2013), based on the artist’s ten rules.
     
  • Finally, for his commission, Berlin-based Ming Wong will build upon his explorations of identity and gender, by ‘miscasting’ himself in a shapeshifting role in a re-working of classic European arthouse cinema.

Each film will premiere in the Frieze London Auditorium during the fair and later show as part of Channel 4’s Random Acts strand. The schedule of film presentations will be available on Frieze’s website here.

Frieze London will take place in The Regent’s Park from 6–9 October, with a Preview on Wednesday 5 October.

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