Still from ‘Why Colonel Bunny was Killed’, 2010, by Miranda Pennell
Filmarmalade Presents Lehrstücke, Objet petit a and The Great Game:
Miranda Pennell – Why Colonel Bunny was Killed
7th June 18:00 – 21:00
The first in the new series of Filmarmalade presents… is a screening of work by Miranda Pennell
Miranda Pennell’s Why Colonel Bunny Was Killed, narrates the 1908 memoirs of Theodore Leighton Pennell, Among the Wild Tribes of the Afghan Frontier, through a film work that is entirely constructed from period still photographs that are forensically examined and probed by Pennell’s camera to reveal the beauty and charm of Army life on the North West frontier of British India, whilst the Afghans, who occupy the shadowy nitrate background, observe yet another colonial misadventure.
The evening will include a round table discussion with the artist, the curator Mark Jackson and the artist Gordon Shrigley, founder of Filmarmalade.
Miranda Pennell recently screened work at the Glasgow Short Film Festival, the Oberhausen Kurzfilmtage, Germany, the London Film Festival and was awarded Best International Film/Video 2011, at the Courtisane Festival of Film, Ghent. She was born in the United Kingdom and lives and works in London.
Filmarmalade is a publisher and DVD label specialising in contemporary artists’ film and video works. Every year Filmarmalade publish a series of works, selected through both invited and open submission, with the aim of encouraging wider access to the moving image. Filmarmalade also specially commission interviews to accompany each publication to provide a greater understanding of how video and film artists situate their work in relation to the history of art and contemporary fine art practice. Filmarmalade is a project by the artist Gordon Shrigley.