Liam Gillick in Joanna Hogg’s “Exhibition”
Hogg’s latest, Exhibition, is structured as a cinematic mosaic of interlocking sights, sounds, exchanges, happenings great and small, everyday advances, and retreats. It is a portrait of two people in a state of change in a house that effectively becomes a third character, and an agent in that change. The film premiered last fall at the 51st New York Film Festival. Hogg will attend opening weekend.
U.S., 2013, 104m
The film depicts a married middle-aged couple (Viv Albertine and Liam Gillick), both artists, who live in a beautiful modernist house in London’s Chelsea—a labyrinth, a refuge, a prison house, a battleground. As they confront their conflicts and competitions, they slowly arrive at the painful decision to sell, thus inviting interlopers into their private world. Hogg’s new film was produced by Gayle Griffiths for BBC Films and the BFI. A Kino Lorber release.