Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind’s new film In the Future, They Ate From the Finest Porcelain – produced by Spike Film and Video – premieres at the Dubai International Film Festival this weekend. The 30-minute film is also competing for the prestigious Muhr Shorts Award with a screening on Sunday 13 December at 6pm.
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.
In January 2016, the film is presented as part of a solo show of Larissa Sansour’s work at New Art Exchange, Nottingham.
On Tuesday 8 March 2016, Spike Island presents a screening of the film and a Q&A with Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind. Book your place here.
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.
Spike Film and Video is part of Spike Island and provides specialist exhibition, production and post-production services to the art and heritage sectors. Our team works nationally and internationally with artists, arts organisations, galleries and museums on the development and delivery of their moving image projects.