This show presents two major works—Be The First To See What You See As You See It (2004) and Assault (2008)—along with a new piece, Magical Consciousness (2010), exploring the questions of memory, device and experience.

Runa Islam’s recent 16-mm and 35-mm film works engage in an intimate dialogue with the history of experimental film. Time seems to expand in an unexpected way, through subtle technical interventions whose precision introduces an atmosphere of contemplation sometimes verging on a state of hallucination.


Born in Dhaka, Bangladesh, Runa Islam lives and works in London. She was nominated for the 2008 Turner Prize.

The exhibition is a coproduction with the Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney, Australia.

Curated by: Mark Lanctôt