A screening of A Perfect Instrument (Kristina), a new video work by Jasmine Johnson at Genesis Cinema, Whitechapel.
A Perfect Instrument (Kristina) follows the well-known Lithuanian actress Kristina Savickytė over a day of teaching and learning in performance-led workshops and rehearsals. Filmed in various locations in Vilnius, the historic city sandwiched between East and West, the video explores the extent to which both an individual and a place must bend and perform for shifting contexts. This work is the fourth of a series of ongoing video portraits by the artist, in which individuals are selected for their proximity to global dilemmas, and for their capacity to articulate human anxieties.
A Perfect Instrument (Kristina) was made with support from Arts Council England whilst on residency at RUPERT Centre for Art and Education.
This screening coincides with Jasmine Johnson’s Project Space commission, Upright,which runs until 10 December 2016.