Shared Themes and Contexts

This selection specifically focuses on cities and landscapes as the physical terrains of possible futures. These are the sites where the effects or the lack of civilization are felt and seen most. They are also the sites where greater authoritarianism and control is exerted upon everyday life of individuals and citizens as a whole, threatening a vision of a trusted future. How do we adapt to such increased control? Is it possible to contradict, defy or simply withdraw?

Subject to Weathering

In her survey of the works on the website and beyond, our Curator in Residence for 2018, Michelle Deignan, has selected the work of eight artists, covering the era from 1999 to 2018...

Cityscapes: The Future is Another Country

This selection specifically focuses on cities and landscapes as the physical terrains of possible futures. These are the sites where the effects or the lack of civilization are felt and seen most...

Cityscape: The Ruins of the Present

2017 curator-in-resident Rana Öztürk presented this selection of films which explores the change and flux of cities as a result of their constant destruction and reconstruction due to changing infrastructural requirements...

As We May Think

Eschewing an overarching theme in favour of ‘associative trails’, this selection by Alice Butler Curator in residence for 2016,  indicates a possible route through the MExIndex website, posing questions about...

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The Family and other works

Taking Bob Quinn’s 1979 documentary The Family as a central focus, this selection of films highlights the ways in which the family entity or familial relationships are tested and examined across a number of works in the MExIndex

Cityscape: The Ruins of the Present

This is a selection of films that look at urban landscapes as sites of constant transformation, shifting grounds of contemporary life that is increasingly concentrated in cities across the globe.