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At the centre for possible studies

Centre for Possible Studies OPENS at 64 Seymour Street Sunday 30 May 2-8pm
Centre for Possible Studies OPENS at 64 Seymour Street

Sunday 30 May 2-8pm
Centre for Possible Studies: We're Open!
Centre for Possible Studies, 64 Seymour Street W1H 5BW

Celebrate the opening of the Centre for Possible Studies in its new location. View excerpts of the Free Cinema School archive and artists in residence Hiwa K, Rania Stephan and others.

2-5 pm Instructions for Films
'Propose instructions for a film. You may render the instructions by any means and appendages'. View scenes made by young people in the Edgware Road neighbourhood in collaboration with no.w.here. View documentation of 'possible studies' by artists Ultra-red and Hiwa K, as well as past work by current artists-in-residence Lamia Joreige and Rania Stephan.

4 pm Susu Studies: an investigation into the life and work of the iconic Egyptian film star Souad Hosni. Led by Centre for Possible Studies artist-in residence Rania Stephan.

5-7 pm Screening of Free Cinema School , 2010 (50 mins) and discussion about the future of the Free Cinema School on the Edgware Road.


Saturdays in June
Free Cinema School Course: Make a Scene!
Centre for Possible Studies, 64 Seymour Street W1H 5BW

Young people with a relationship to the Edgware Road are invited to an intensive course to make films with artists from no.w.here and actors
Khalid Abdalla and Cressida Trew. Booking essential.

The Serpentine Gallery's Edgware Road Project links local and international artists with people living and working in this London neighbourhood. The project base is the Centre for Possible Studies, home to screenings, events and an ongoing project archive. Participating
artists include: CAMP, Susan Hefuna, Lamia Joreige, Hiwa K, no.w.here with actors Khalid Abdalla & Cressida Trew, Marwan Rechmaoui, Wael
Shawky, Rania Stephan and Ultra-red. See www.serpentinegallery.org for details.


"No film can be too personal.
The image speaks.
Sound amplifies and comments.
Size is irrelevant.
Perfection is not an aim.
An attitude means a style.
A style means an attitude.
Implicit in our attitude is a belief in freedom"

-Lindsay Anderson, Free Cinema Movement-

WED 5 May 7-9PM

"One of the most thrilling films to be created in Britain this year"
James Norton, Vertigo Magazine, 2009.

A grass roots filmmaking collective residing on the Edgware road invites you to an informal meeting at 'The Free Cinema School'. The evening is an inclusive and collaborative invitation for local residents, film societies, and filmmakers to come together to screen and discuss the film that was shot on the street last summer. Alongside the film screening(s) is an open call to present new ideas, stories, texts, photographs, and personal memories of the Edgware Road with readings from the Free Cinema movements first published journal 'Sequence'.

What is it to revisit the practices of Free Cinema from the complexity of individual desires, public mandates and private interests that currently shape the making of culture today? Or at a moment in which individuals produce and circulate their own media constantly? And where does freedom lie in relation to ongoing initiatives to regulate movement between countries and monitor behaviours within neighbourhoods?

As the first proposition of the Centre for Possible Studies, the Free Cinema School takes its cue from the original movement, proceeding with the idea of understanding cinema as a way of both reflecting contemporary life and inserting the poetic into its daily negotiations.

This evening will take place in a relaxed atmosphere in Donya café on the Edgware road.
5th May 7-9pm Donya Restaurant, 436 Edgware Road, London W2 1EG

Free but please rsvp as places are limited: amalk[at]serpentinegallery.org


WED 12 May, 7-9PM

Edgware Road Cinema: Histories

Screenings from works on film and video that reference the Edgware Road, including 'Bye Bye London' (1980) and 'Mecca of the Thames' (1995), with live commentary by local guests. All are welcome to share films made or seen on the Edgware Road.


WED 19 May 7-9PM

Join actor/producers Khalid Abdalla and Cressida Trew along with London-based film-makers and programmers for a discussion exploring emerging independent cinema production and distribution networks between London and the Middle East.


For more information contact:

Janna Graham, Projects Curator

Amal Khalaf, Edgware Road Project Assistant

The Edgware Road Project in collaboration with
Ashkal Alwan: The Lebanese Association for Plastic Arts (Beirut) and
Townhouse Gallery (Cairo).

Serpentine Projects are supported by Bloomberg.

The Edgware Road Project is supported by
The Heritage Lottery Fund, Eranda Foundation, John Lyon's Charity, The
Portman Estate, with Omni Colour and Westminster Arts.


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