Serpentine Cinema: CINACT is a series of monthly artists' film screenings and events at The Gate cinema in Notting Hill. CINACT takes its name from American artist Henry Flynt's 2007 cinema manifesto. Sawtell has made a new work Entroludes 1-6 specifically for this presentation and the context of the cinema.
Hannah Sawtell's work scrutinises the excess of physical and media based production through objects, text and films. By using generic images and found footage from the digital realm and by setting up semi-archival systems of retrieval, she examines what Levi-Strauss termed 'Entropology'. In doing this she proposes a trajectory that forces a fragile equanimity, as it attempts to reconcile the ‘human’ with the culture of disintegration and over-proliferation.
Sawtell's videos and installations investigate the ways in which form and image are disseminated, interpreted and used. Interrogating how we categorize and respond to the barrage of homogenous and repeated imagery they generate relationships between objects, creating playful but critical dialectical encounters.
Recent exhibitions and events: Intervention, Hotel Gallery, London, ongoing from 2009; Artist Film Screening, (with Martin Creed and John Smith), Three Sisters, 2009; Display With Sound (with Oscar Tuazon and Simon Denny), International Project Space, Bourneville, 2009; 6 Artists, 3 Shows (with Owen Land) Vilma Gold, London, 2009, Novel (Publication edited by Alun Rowlands and Matt Williams), Launch: Anna-Catherina Gebbers, Bibliothesque, Berlin and Donlon Books, London, 2008, The Death of Affect, Parade Space, London, 2007. Hannah Sawtell lives and works in London.
87 Notting Hill Gate
London W11 3JZ
Tickets available from
The Gate 0871 704 2058 or
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In association with sketch and Picturehouses
Entroludes 1-6, 2010