Tallinn Photomonth artist film programme Life After at the Sõprus cinema suggests possible futures, pasts and parallel realities

Sid Iandovka, Anya Tsyrlina, still from film Horizon, 2019.

The film programme Life After for Tallinn Photomonth 2019 offers a selection of recent and historical moving image works by artists from across the realms of documentary, fiction, experimental film, and video art. The three evenings of film are curated by Ingel Vaikla and Jesse Cumming, with each of the screenings followed by a moderated talk with guest artists.

The film programme offers glimpses of emergent new world orders positioned against fantasies that never materialized, and others that still might. On three autumn nights in September and October, the audience is invited to join in a visual conversation between two curators and the work of 19 filmmakers.


Screening Work Starts Now
25.09.2019, 6.30pm
Curator and moderator: Jesse Cumming

In a moment of anxiety about global disaster and collapse, these films offer suggestions of imagined pasts, alternative presents, and uncertain futures.

Kush Badhwar, Work Starts Now, 2014, 9’
Taavi Talve, The World to Come, 2019, 5’
Ben Balcom, Garden City Beautiful, 2019, 12’
Basim Magdy, The Everyday Ritual of Solitude Hatching Monkeys, 2014, 13’
Sophia Al-Maria, Wayuu Creation Myth, 2018, 4’
Marwa Arsanios, Who’s Afraid of Ideology? Part 2, 2019, 36’


Screening East from West
02.10.2019, 6.30pm
Curator and moderator: Ingel Vaikla

Turning our gaze towards Eastern Europe, the selection of films questions how images construct identities of people and places, and how a visual culture can influence our gaze and form our opinions.

Andres Sööt, 511 Best Photographs of Mars, 1968, 14’
Sharon Lockhart, Podwórka, 2009, 32’
Sid Iandovka & Anya Tsyrlina, Horizon, 2019, 7’
Deimantas Narkevičius, Revisiting Solaris, 2007, 18’
Azar Saiyar, Monument of Distance, 2018, 7’


Screening Better Half
16.10.2019, 6.30pm
Curator: Ingel Vaikla
Moderator: Marge Monko

These six diverse films address topics such as objectification, contemporary love, motherhood, and the female gaze, and take us on a visual journey through the representation of women in contemporary society.

Stephanie Beroes, Recital, 1978, 20’
Doplgenger Collective, Comrade Women, 2018, 6’
An van Dinderen, Lili, 2015, 12’
Sara Cwynar, Rose Gold, 2017, 8’
Marge Monko, Dear D, 2015, 8’
Beatrice Gibson, I hope I’m Loud When I’m Dead, 2018, 20’


Tallinn Photomonth artist film programme Life After
25.09; 2.10; 16.10 at 6.30pm
Each of the screenings lasts approximately 70 minutes and is followed by a moderated discussion.

Sõprus cinema
Vana-Posti 8
Free entry

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Supported by: Canada Council for the Arts, Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Embassy of the Republic of Lithuania, Estonian Folk Culture Centre, Tallinn Culture Department