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Daniel Mann + Eitan Efrat

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London-based filmmaker and writer Daniel Mann explores how image production shapes perceptions of armed conflict, colonisation and climate emergency. His films have screened internationally, including Motza el hayam (Low Tide) (2017) about a military defector in Tel Aviv, which received the Best First Feature Award at Haifa Film Festival (2017). His current project concerns the Middle Eastern desert as cinematic site for war and annihilation. 

Internationally shown artist Eitan Efrat engages in collaborative practice in making videos, installations and paintings that yield spatial and durational experiences in relation to film and architecture. Circumspect towards linearity, Efrat proceeds with a poetic treatment of collectivity. With Sirah Foighel Brutmann he is part of artist-run collective Messidor, questioning what it is that artists need.

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Daniel Mann is a London-based filmmaker and writer. Mann explores the role of image production and circulation in shaping collective perceptions of armed conflict, colonisation and climate emergency. His 2017 film Salarium directed with Sasha Litvintseva, appeared at the Sonic Acts Academy in 2018. His writing has appeared in journals such as Media, Culture & Society and World Records and his films have screened internationally at festivals including Berlinale (Forum). Mann holds a PhD from Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London. As a Leverhulme Early Career Fellow at the Film Studies Department, King’s College London, he is developing a new project on the role of Middle Eastern desert environments in cinematic depictions of war, conflict and future annihilation. 

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Eitan Efrat (1983, Tel Aviv) is a Brussels-based artist working in video, film, installation and painting. His practice focusses on reading the performativity of still and moving images, and the relation between spectatorship and history. He is also a drummer in funk-rockabilly-blues trio The Ramirez Brothers. Together with Sirah Foighel Brutmann, he founded the production company Til Far, which produces projects in the field of video art and dance for which he has co-directed shorts including Miroir Séb Fragile ! (2017) and Perfect Cut (2019). He collaborates with Foighel Brutmann on audio-visual works shown at film festivals such as International Documentary Festival Amsterdam (IDFA) and venues including Kunsthalle Basel. Together they are part of artist-run collective Messidor. 

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