The ICO and LUX are excited to announce a new series of artists' film commissions, The Artists Cinema 2016 (following its previous editions in 2006 & 2010), a unique project which brings leading visual artists' work into cinemas in a subversive and playful way, to screen before a diverse and large-scale audience.
The new Artists Cinema commissions will
launch at Tate Britain at a special preview attended by the artists on 8 February 2016.
The 2006 & 2010 editions of the project screened in front of widely released films such as Borat, Casino Royale, Notes on a Scandal, The Lives of Others and Pan's Labyrinth (2006) and Inception, Knight & Day, The Girl Who Played with Fire, Winter's Bone and Sex and the City II (2010); reaching a collective audience of over 175,000 people in cinemas UK wide.
The five commissioned films for The Artists Cinema 2016 are: Gabriel Abrantes (A Brief History of Princess X), Dora Garcia (El helicóptero), Naeem Mohaiemen (Abu Ammar is Coming), Margaret Salmon (Bird) and Corin Sworn with Tony Romano (The Coat).
"The Artists Cinema... bringing experimental film back into mainstream cinema" Guardian