Established by the Whitechapel Gallery back in 2008, Artists’ Film International is a collaborative project featuring animation, video and film produced between 16 partner organisations allocated on all continents. Airing their works within each of the organisers premises, Artists’ Film International hopes for a subtle but global wake-up call; and more tacitly perhaps, a bit of social enlightenment.

Highlighted this year is Turkish artist Zeyno Pekünlü’s How To Properly Touch A Girl So You Don’t Creep Her Out and US artists’ group The Institute for New Feeling for This is Presence.

If the former is a collection of life changing pick up advice, and the latter reveals the omnipresence of the corporate branding ‘dialogue’ that pollutes our ever-connected lives – both seem to merge towards the urge of an universal awakening, ringing the alarm before the influence of the media, the internet, and other social tumults.

Watch the exhibition trailer below:

Artists’ Film International: Zeyno Pekünlü ‘How To Properly Touch A Girl So You Don’t Creep Her Out?’ (2015) and The Institute for New Feeling ‘This Is Presence’ (2016) at the Whitechapel Gallery, London, 9 August – 2 October. Learn more here.

Words by Salomé Baudino