City Projects commissions and produces Artists’ Moving Image projects with artists which respond critically to their social and political context. We provide a supportive space for artists and work with them from the early stages of a project, to develop a proposal, raise funds and to produce the work. We are currently working with Lucy Parker on the film Blacklist, looking at blacklisting in the construction industry, and on a research project with Dan Ward critically examining the current conditions for production of Artists’ Moving Image.
Recent projects include The Empty Plan by Anja Kirschner & David Panos, which looks at theory and practice in the work of Bertolt Brecht; Tenant by Grace Schwindt, which examines modes of interpretation through carefully choreographed movement studies; and Fulll Firearms by Emily Wardill, a melodrama based on the story of Sarah Winchester, which touches on themes of displacement and storytelling.
Projects have been made in partnership with Film London, Serpentine Gallery, Collective Gallery (Edinburgh), Badischer Kunstverein (Karlsruhe, Germany), Filmhuset (Norway); Focal Point Gallery (Southend); Staatsgalerie (Stuttgart), Kunsthall Oslo and MuHKA (Antwerp) and shown widely at major galleries and museums. The organisation aims to remain small and independent, working with partners on a project-by-project basis.
City Projects is directed by Kate Parker, a producer specialising in Artists’ Moving Image. Kate was trained as an artist and has been producing projects with City Projects since 2004, as well as working on independent film projects including Piercing Brightness by Shezad Dawood (2013), a feature film that was initiated as a Public Art project by In Certain Places, Preston and distributed by Soda Pictures. She has worked as Production Manager for artists including Hito Steyerl, Rosalind Nashashibi, Lucy Skaer, Matthew Noel-Tod, Margaret Salmon, Mark Lewis, and Nissa Nishikawa & Fritz Stolberg.
City Projects was formed by Dan Kidner and Kate Parker in 2003, and directed by Dan Kidner until 2011. City Projects (London) Limited is a registered society under the Co-operative and Community Benefit Societies Act 2014, registration No. 29667R. HMRC charity reference number EW41054.