Film Screening: “In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain”
Date: 10 September 2023
Time: 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Introduction by Alistair Debling 2:30pm
Film screening 2:45-3:15pm
Free tea and post-film discussion with the Grizedale Arts team 3:15-4:00pm
The Farmer’s Arms, Lowick Green – LA12 8DT
Join us as we conclude our Social Clay weekender with a screening of Larissa Sansour and Søren Lind’s science fiction short, “In the Future They Ate from the Finest Porcelain”: a fantastical exploration of archaeology, time travel and the politics of craft.
The film will be introduced by Farmer’s Arms chef and filmmaker Alistair Debling, then followed by free tea and an informal discussion with the Grizedale Arts team about the film and the future of Social Clay.
“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. Once unearthed, this tableware will prove the existence of this counterfeit people. By implementing a myth of their own and planting the evidence to substantiate it, the group completes a historical intervention – de facto creating a nation.”
About the Director:
Larissa Sansour is a Palestinian artist currently living and working in London. Her work has been exhibited at Tate Modern, London, Centre George Pompidou, Paris, Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofia, Madrid, Istanbul Biennial, Turkey, Liverpool Biennial, UK, and Busan Biennial, Korea. In 2019 she represented Denmark at the Venice Biennale. She regularly collaborates on moving image works with Danish artist, author, director and scriptwriter Søren Lind.