Redmond Entwined Workshop in OCAT Xi'an
'Redmond Entwistle's films strive to think recent history, its places and social issues; replaying, rebuilding and reproducing materials into an abstract and archetypal reality.'
– Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival
In October, British-born Redmond Entwistle comes to OCAT Xi'an as part of a cultural exchange trip to China made possible with a British Council / AIDF grant. Redmond's goal is to learn more about the cultural climate across China today. During his visit to Xi'an, Redmond will join us for a special screening of two of his recent moving image projects to discuss these and other works. This evening event is followed by a second screening one week later that presents the outcome of a moving-image workshop that he will lead over the course of the week. The event is tailor-made for video artists and film enthusiasts.
About the Artist
Redmond Entwistle was born in London, UK in 1977. He studied film at California Institute of the Arts (BA 2000). Since 2001, he has produced a number of moving image works. In 2008, Redmond's work Paterson - Lodz won Best International Film at Images Festival, Toronto. In 2010, Monuments premiered in Rotterdam Film Festival's Tigers Shorts Competition. In 2012, Walk-Through premiered at the Vienna International Film Festival and was the focus of three solo exhibitions. In 2013, spotlights on his work were shown at Hors Pistes (Centre Pompidou) and BAFICI (Buenos Aires Independent Film Festival), and included in "Assembly", a survey of UK artist films at Tate Britain. In 2014, he was nominated for the Jarman Award for UK-based artist-filmmakers. In 2015, a solo exhibition and retrospective of his films was presented at MIT List Visual Arts Center, Boston. In 2015-16, he participated in Film London's "New Approaches" program mentoring artistfilmmakers to develop feature films for cinema release. His work has shown at a number of festivals and museums including; Vienna Film Festival, FIDMarseilles, South London Gallery, ICA London, Goteburg Film Festival, Sweden; National Museum of Art Washington, PS1 New York; Centre D'Art Contemporaine Geneve; Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, and Sao Paulo Film Festival.