Continuing CIRCLE Contemporary’s programme of presenting artists’ film, the gallery is pleased to welcome Artist Film Club – LUX for a special screening and discussion with filmmaker Miranda Pennell.
SYNOPSIS: While investigating her late parents’ involvement with the Anglo-Iranian Oil Company (now known as BP) the filmmaker comes across the letters of a petroleum geologist in Iran in the 1930’s, who would later embark on a search for the origins of civilisation. The film sets out on its own exploration, to decipher signs from the fragmented images buried in the BP archive. This journey through images of the past interweaves stories drawn from both personal memory and from the records of an imperial history, gradually building a picture of a 20th century colonial encounter. ‘The Host’ is about the stories we tell about ourselves and others, the facts and fictions we live by – and their consequences.