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Feb to Nov 15 • Throughout the UK

Stateland – Recent film and video from the USA

Various screening dates

(full details at the bottom)

  • 12 February 2015 : Whitechapel Gallery, London
  • 26 February 2015 : Fabrica, Brighton
  • 12 November 2015 : Aspex Gallery, Portsmouth
  • 15 November 2015 : Electric Palace, Hastings
  • 18 November 2015 : Phoenix, Leicester

Stateland is a collection of recent work by  some of the most creative and ground-breaking artists living and working in- and outside of America.

This collection of films reveals the contrasts and qualities being utilised by contemporary filmmakers from the US, varying between 16mm and digital collage; uncanny storytelling and subtle abstraction.

Stateland puts America under the microscope, revealing the multifaceted landscape that these films are informed and inspired by. In Luciano Piazza’s ‘Windows’, voyeuristic gazes into apartment windows allow us to glimpse the everyday of daily American lives. Gazelle Samizay’s ‘Ravel’ reveals the impact of growing up in America as an Afghanistani child, interpreting the complexity of cultural crossovers. In ‘The Dark, Krystle’, Michael Robinson plays with the nature of video and the representation of familiar American TV characters from Dynasty, reappropriating their stories with new emotional power.

Artists in the programme include: Gabriel Abrantes, Laida Lertxundi, Luciano Piazza, Michael Robinson, Ben Russell, Gazelle Samizay and Daniel Shanken.

Venue and screening details:

Whitechapel Gallery

Date and time: Thursday 12 February, 7pm
Price: tickets from £6.50
Address: Whitechapel Gallery, 77-82 Whitechapel High Street, London E1 7QX
To book tickets: / 020 7522 78889


Date and time: Thursday 26 February, Doors and bar 6pm, screening 6.30pm
Price: Free
Address: Fabrica, Duke Street, Brighton BN1 1AG
To book tickets: / 01273 778646


Date and time: Thursday, 12 November 2015 at 6:30pm (6:15pm doors open)
Price: FREE
Address: The Vulcan Building,  Gunwharf Quays, Portsmouth  PO1 3BF
Web / contact / tickets: / 023 9277 8080 / No booking required

Electric Palace Cinema

Date and time: Sunday, 15 November 2015 at 8pm
Price: £7 / £6 concessions
Address: 39A High Street, Hastings TN34 3ER
Web / contact / tickets: / 01424 720393

Phoenix Cinema and Arts Centre

Date and time: Wednesday, 18 November 2015 at 6:30pm
Price: FREE
Address: 4 Midland Street, Leicester LE1 1TG
Web / contact / tickets: / 0116 242 2800


Supported by Arts Council England.