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Miranda Pennell

Strange Object

Doc. expérimental | 0 | couleur et n&b | 15:20 | Royaume-Uni | 2020

The ‘Z’ Unit’s operation in a world far from our own was an experiment of sorts, a test. And this place, inhabited by beings different from ourselves, served as a laboratory. A successful outcome would secure the Z Unit’s future, enabling its enterprise to expand and its methods to be applied to other worlds. An investigation into imperial image-making, and destruction.

Miranda Pennell is an artist filmmaker based in London. Her recent and current work uses photographic archives as the starting point for a reflection on colonial legacies. She originally trained in contemporary dance, and her award-winning videos exploring choreography in everyday life have been widely screened and broadcast internationally. Pennell received an MA in visual anthropology in 2010 from Goldsmiths College, University of London, and undertook practice-led PhD research completed in 2016. Selected screenings and exhibitions include Intersectional Georgraphies (2022) Martin Parr Foundation, Bristol; Lahore Biennale (2020),Tanzbilder at the Neues Museum Nuremberg (2019), one-person programme at the Stuttgart FilmWinter Festival for Expanded Media (2019), Miranda Pennell: choreographies and archives at the Film Museum Munich (2017), Choreocinema: Siobhan Davies & Miranda Pennell, Barbican, London (2017), Co-op Dialogues 1976-2016: Lis Rhodes & Miranda Pennell, Tate Britain (2016),  All Systems Go, Cooper Gallery, Dundee (2016),  Europe – The Future of History at Kunsthaus Zurich (2015), and The World Turned Upside Down, Mead Gallery (2013).