Motion Pictures

Leo Asemota
6 March 2003 to 8 March 2003

The premiere screening of Cult: Making ot The Cure

A special screening of the new production by Leo Asemota, and the opportunity to experience “Palindrome r.s.s.r.”, Asemota’s provocative and admired 2001 short film examining the issues of race, sex and religion. Other films by Asemota were also shown.

Asemota’s new film Cult: Making of The Cure presented the process of creating the photographic work The Cure. The still image was simultaneously exhibited in the window of Zwemmer’s Bookshop, Charing Cross Road, 6 to 16 March 2003.

Not was this the first showing of Cult, but also the first appearance of Asemota himself on screen as subject. Cult plays with ‘many valued logic’, the bizarre process whereby an allusion is taken as fact, presented as truth, extended and theorised, but the basis is false.

Leo Asemota trained in film and photography at the London College of Printing and emerged to receive the Artsadmin Artist Bursary in 1999 and the London Arts Bursary in 2001. His earlier films have toured London, South Africa and the United States, with screenings at the ICA, The Lux and the Curzon Cinema Soho. Asemota’s photographic work was part of the group show Local Heroes – London & New York at The National Portrait Gallery in 2003.

Asemota is gaining recognition on the London art scene for his provocative exploration of perception and his technical virtuosity in filmmaking. “Palindrome r.s.s.r.” brings his disciplined intensity to bear on four short films examining the issues of race, sin, sex and religion