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A Q&A with… John Akomfrah, artist and filmmaker

One of six artists shortlisted for this year’s Artes Mundi prize, John Akomfrah is known for his beautifully-shot film installations that tackle big themes such as race, cultural identity, migration and post-colonialism. Fisun Güner talks to him.

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A Q&A with… Miranda Pennell, artist and filmmaker

Miranda Pennell’s new 60-minute film, The Host, delves deep into the BP archive to tell a gripping story that examines British colonial history in Iran and the birth of the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company. Chris Sharratt asks the questions.

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A Q&A with… Gerard Byrne, artist filmmaker

Irish artist Gerard Byrne is known for film installations that deal with the presentation, manipulation and perception of narratives. For his show at Warwick Arts Centre he’s premiering a new work filmed with one unbroken panning shot in Stockholm’s Biologiska Museet. He talks to Anneka French about location, light and methods of display.

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A Q&A with… George Barber, video artist

Best known for his ‘scratch video’ work in the 1980s, in his recent films the video artist George Barber uses dark humour to tackle topical issues such as military drones and the global refugee crisis. With shows currently taking place in London and Cardiff, Chris Sharratt talks to him about absurdity, politics and life on board a nuclear submarine.

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