Frieze Film is a program of artist films commissioned by Frieze Foundation and screened to coincide with Frieze London. This year, for the first time, Frieze Film is co-curated by Nicola Lees and Victoria Brooks, and includes five new films. The artists commissioned to make film-based works for Frieze Film 2013 are: Petra Cortright, Peter Gidal, Patricia Lennox-Boyd, Oraib Toukan, and Erika Vogt.

This year’s newly commissioned works include a range of approaches, from the non-illusionist Structural/Materialist film of Gidal to the more freeform approach of Cortright. As a whole, the program looks to interrogate and play with broadcast as medium. The participating artists will benefit from a production residency at EMPAC (The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center). The work that is made during the residency period will be shown at Frieze London and broadcast on Channel 4 television.

In addition to commissioning these five new works, the program will also explore the process and conditions of commissioning artist films with a think tank and a panel discussion in the Frieze London auditorium. Entitled ‘New Partnerships Between Art & Film’, the think tank and panel have been developed in collaboration with CPH:DOX, the CineMart of the International Film Festival Rotterdam (IFFR) and LUX, and are programmed by ART:FILM.

Frieze Film is presented as part of Frieze London’s curated public programme. Frieze Film, together with Frieze Projects and Frieze Talks, is commissioned and produced by Frieze Foundation. Frieze London takes place from the 17–20 October 2013. In 2013 Frieze London is sponsored by Deutsche Bank for the tenth consecutive year.

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