“…and the fig trees in the Alameda Gardens”
13 November – 4 December 2013
Monday – Friday 10am-5pm
The magnificent Gibraltar Garrison Library was established in 1793. Since then, the venue, with its fine collection of rare books and documents, has been a centre of international cultural life in Gibraltar.
The exhibition brings together three of Nina Danino’s early 16mm films which are related to Gibraltar as a place, its geography, history and in the imagination. First Memory (1980) Close to Home (1985) Stabat Mater. (1990) and includes her recent video and text installation Terrace (2012).
She uses the power of image and sound to evoke emotional landscapes. She has worked with singers with extraordinary vocal range and is renowned for her soundtracks and the use of the voice in her films.
These 16mm films,
originally screened at the London Filmmaker’s Co-op, in cinemas and festivals internationally, are here shown on small monitors together with materials displayed in a large vitrine which is the centre piece of the exhibition.
The artist’s personal archive in the vitrine is presented here for the first time. It shows her working methods, the act of research and the genesis of each film – often born in libraries, including the Garrison. The vitrine comes together with the moving image in an installation which is in dialogue with the Upper Reading Room of the Garrison Library.
Nina Danino’s films are part of the history of the British avant garde and are listed in many UK anthologies.
Nina Danino ( b.1955; Gibraltar) graduated in Fine Art, Painting from St Martin’s School of Art (1977) and Environmental Media, Royal College of Art (1981) London. Her films are in the BFI National Film and Television Archive collection.
Exhibition curated by Francesca Piovano
Limited Edition publication by Mousse Publishing – Milan
In connection with the opening of ‘…and the fig trees in Alameda Gardens’ there will be a showing of the Nina Danino’s 35mm film Communion (2010) at the spectacular 50s Queen’s Cinema, Gibraltar 12-15 November 12-6pm.
Additional Event: Wednesday 13 October 6 pm Q & A with the artist and Alice Mascarenhas.
This is part two of an installation presented at Heath Street Baptist Church, Hampstead, London 12-23 October 2013 by Artprojx Cinema.
Sponsored by Arts Council of England.
Publication sponsored by
The Ferrary Trust, Gibraltar and Little Constellation Network.
Exhibitions Sponsored by
The Ministry of Culture, Government of Gibraltar