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Søren Lind and Larissa SansourFilm Screening and Q&AIn the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain


Tuesday 8 March 2016, 6.30–8pm


£5, £3 concessions
Free for Spike Associates

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In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain resides in the cross-section between science-fiction, archaeology and Middle Eastern politics. Combining live action, computer generated imagery and historical photographs the film explores the role of myth in history, fact and national identity. A narrative resistance group makes underground deposits of elaborate porcelain suggested to belong to an entirely fictional civilisation. Their aim is to influence history and support future claims to their vanishing lands.

As part of this screening event, we will also show Larissa Sansour's 9-minute sci-fi short film, Nation Estate

In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain screening duration is 28 minutes.

In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain (trailer) from larissa sansour on Vimeo.

In the Future They Ate From the Finest Porcelain is co-commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England; New Art Exchange, Nottingham; Bluecoat, Liverpool; Wolverhampton Art Gallery, Wolverhampton; and The Mosaic Rooms, A.M.Qattan Foundation, London; with support from Doha Film Institute; The Danish Arts Council, Arts Council England, Iambic Film, Knud Højgaards Fond and Contemporary Art Platform – Kuwait. Produced by Spike Film and Video.

Søren Lind

Søren Lind is a Danish author. He writes children’s books and literary fiction. With a background in philosophy, Lind has written books on mind, language and understanding before turning to fiction. He has published a novel, collections of short stories and children’s books. In addition to his literary production, Lind is also a visual artist and writes short film scripts. 

Larissa Sansour

UK based artist Larissa Sansour was born in East Jerusalem, Palestine and studied fine arts in London, New York City and Copenhagen. Her work is interdisciplinary, immersed in current political dialogue and utilises film, photography, sculpture and installation. Central to her work is the tug and pull between fiction and reality. Her work features in film festivals, galleries and museums worldwide. Her previous film Nation Estate won Ecumenical Jury Prize at the Oberhausen Film Festival in 2013. Recent solo exhibitions have been at the Turku Art Museum in Finland, the Photographic Centre in Copenhagen, Kulturhuset in Stockholm, Lawrie Shabibi in Dubai and DEPO in Istanbul.