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Exit - International Film and Video

4 December 1999 - 30 January 2000

As a way to mark a century of artistic film and video production, Chisenhale transforms itself into a cinema. Twenty curators from around the world have been invited to submit their choice of five artist film or video works each. Over 100 films have been sorted and ordered by the gallery and will be shown on a large scale screen.

EXIT brings an international context to artist film and video, whilst not being prescriptive. Chisenhale asked curators to draw on their knowledge of a ‘local’ scene and to select films that represent something to them personally. Questions raised by EXIT contribute to the debate surrounding film and video practice, its relationship to cinema, its political and global implications and its future and influence as a cultural manifestation.

Comfortable sofas and an endless supply of coffee bring an alternative cinema feel to EXIT, and the accompanying Reading Room provides an artist-made resource for the audience to dip in and out of.



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