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Together We Are Barrelling Towards The Scene Of The Accident At 120 Kilometres An Hour

— Maggie Ellis and Rose Cupit in conversation with Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler

Thursday 22 November 2018, 11 am

Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler, 'The Scar', 2017. Courtesy the artists

An examination of many facets of the production process, with reference to Butler & Mirza’s recent film The Scar (2018) and earlier moving image works including Non Places (1999). The talk will touch on the role of financial and creative collaborators in the works and the role of awards, institutional support and international co-supporters in facilitating new scales of working and enabling use of traditional film production processes. The panel will discuss the production journey in relation to the specificities of Butler & Mirza’s ways of working, in which a film may be one of many of a number of outputs as part of a body of research, and production includes the process of developing the fictional – telling stories that take real, political events into highly dramatic storytelling. It will also look at the relationship between the production and exhibition and distribution of a film that may operate across different platforms – the gallery, the cinema and site-specific locations.