Beaconsfield: Gaming in Waziristan - 19 July 2011 to 5 Aug 2011
The Ethical Governor, Video Still, Butler Brothers, 2010
image courtesy the artist
Gaming in Waziristan
19 July 2011 to 5 Aug 2011
Tuesday – Friday, 11am-5pm
Documents from the North West Frontier Province, 2007-2011
A cache of hitherto unseen photographs reveal the unequal human cost of remotely controlled war machines.
Butler Brothers, The Ethical Governor, 2010
Butler Brothers employ the codes and aesthetics of 3D animation to provide a satirical critique of Western capitalism and its imperialist imperatives.
Nooshin Farhid, Conic Studies, 2010
Farhid sifts through information-overload to construct elusive collages of moving image, alluding to the structures of power. The Conic Studies series prefigures a major video trilogy that
engages with the apparatus of war. (Conic Trilogy will be screened 6 September–16 October, 2011)
Exhibition Talk: Clive Stafford Smith Talks, 21 July 6-9pm
According to a recent broadsheet report, it is possible that nearly one third of the RAF could be made up of remotely controlled aircraft (Drones) within 20 years and the use of drones by the US airforce in the "War on Terror" has increased significantly on Obama's watch. What are the implications of conducting war using the ethics of Nintendo? International human rights lawyer and founder of Reprieve Clive Stafford Smith introduces the Drone effect.
Evening Viewing: LAST Fridays at Beaconsfield, Friday 29 July 2011, 6.30 – 8.30pm
As part of South London Festival of Art Sponsored by Becks Fusion
Beaconsfield will be open late for a relaxed evening viewing of Gaming in Waziristan as part of the South London Art Map LAST Fridays.
The South London Art Map brings together a special programme of events and exhibitions to tie in with the South London Festival of Art. Bottles of Becks Fusion beer will be available for free at each of the SLAM hubs: Peckham Space in Peckham, Bear Space in Deptford and Beaconsfield in the Bankside Hub… tour around local galleries stopping off at one of the three hubs along the way! http://www.southlondonartmap.com
(Beaconsfield will be closed to the public for our Summer Break from 6-31 August)
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Beaconsfield is a Regularly Funded Organisation of Arts Council England