Fulll Firearms European Premieres
Date posted: 17.01.2012
Emily Wardill's FLAMIN-supported film, Fulll Firearms, will be screening as part of the artist's upcoming solo exhibitions at Badischer Kunstverein in Karlsruhe, Germany and the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne in France.
From 27 January (until 9 April), Fulll Firearms will feature as part of Wardill's extensive solo exhibition at Badischer Kunstverein, where it will be shown alongside new sculptures, collages as well as video and sound-based works that have a close connection with the film.
Fulll Firearms, which was supported through FLAMIN Productions and premiered in December at Cinema Zuid in Antwerp, will also be screening at the FRAC Champagne-Ardenne, from 3 February until 22 April, in what will be Wardill's first exhibition in a French institution.
Fulll Firearms is a story of a house build to deliberately disorientate its inhabitants. The narrative touches upon themes of displacement and storytelling, and stands in the tradition of melodrama. The characters find themselves constantly having to adjust their expectations of each other so that they might be able to communicate within each other's logic. In her films, Emily Wardill creates situations that examine conditions of precarity in society and how these affect people's relationships with each other. Her films are fostered by improvisations and workshop sessions, that are set up by the artist to develop themes and characters in a collaborative manner.
"Fulll Firearms reframes the history of arms heiress Sarah Winchester in a contemporary context where her haunting is not limited to America and the specter of its own violence en route to manifest destiny, but rather is inundated with the scope of the contemporary international arms trade and the nations that bear the brunt of its success. The house in the film produces an echo, because those who occupy it articulate their voices in relation to the making and writing of a history. Tracing the echoes of actions through the production of social spaces does not remain solely within the diegesis of the film. Instead, it extends to the exchange initiated by Wardill with her collaborators as they produce a film together, and also attempt to implicate the viewer in a film that is also a body - one that is constantly living and growing." - Jacob Korczynski, 2011
The film Fulll Firearms was commissioned by If I Can't Dance, I Don't Want To Be Part Of Your Revolution (Amsterdam), Serpentine Gallery (London), Film London's FLAMIN Productions. Co-produced by FLAMIN, City Projects (London) with support of M HKA (Antwerp), Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe), FRAC Champagne-Ardenne (Reims). Additional support by the European Commission (Brussels) and Mondriaan Foundation (Amsterdam).