Nottingham Temporary
June 19th 2010, One Thoresby Street car park, Nottingham
In association with Nottingham Contemporary, Annexinema presented a programme of video, audio and performance, taking a sideways look at geo-political issues.

Part 1

C Elliot Friday Visit Howland Island

USA / the past / 12mins
Controversial, long-thought lost promotional tourist video.

John Smith Hotel Diaries
UK / 2001 / 11mins
Made in Ireland, October 8th 2001. A spontaneous response to the bombing of Afghanistan triggered by a disorientating experience in an Irish hotel room.
"Frozen War" is the first video in the "Hotel Diaries" series, a collection of late night recordings made in European hotel rooms which relate personal experiences to contemporary world events.

Lenka Clayton Qaeda Quality Question Quickly Quickly Quiet

Germany / 2003 / 20mins
Lenka Clayton's concept was a simple one - take the 4,100 words from George W.Bush's infamous 'Axis of Evil' speech, and splice them together in alphabetical order. The result is powerful: a mesmerising snapshot of the posturing, rhetoric and obsessions dominating American politics in the aftermath of 11 September.

Part 2

Simon Raven Dead Even
Performance

Neil Beloufa Kempinski
Algeria/France / 2007 / 14mins
Malians imagine the future, in the present tense.

Andrea Luka Zimmerman The Delmarva Chicken Of Tomorrow
Indonesia / 2002 / 15mins
“'From today's menu, I recommend Capitalism or Cannibalism; Communism is off. Our Catholicism is rather good, though; it comes with a liberal sauce or tourist topping. This is our pre-theatre-of-poverty menu.

Jorge Furtado Ilha das Flores
Brazil / 1989 / 12mins
A tomato is planted, harvested and sold at a supermarket, but it rots and ends up in the trash. Ends? No. ISLAND OF FLOWERS follows it up until its real end, among animals, trash, women and children. And then the difference between tomatoes, pigs and human beings becomes clear.