Photograph of a woman sat in the back of car looking through the opened window.

Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler, The Scar, 2018. Photo credit - Emma Jane Richards.

Noor Afshan Mirza & Brad Butler: The Scar

Our most recent co-commission for the Collection is The Scar, a fiction film installation by Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler.

Weaving together conspiracy, gangster, noir, politics, crash theory, fantasy and reality, The Scar sees four unlikely associates – Yenge, the former beauty queen, state assassin Reis, anxious politician Ağa and chief of police Kaptan – sharing a car, headed along a mysterious road and bound together by power and corruption.

The story unfolds over three films and through Yenge’s narrative, culimating in a powerful and intriguing glimpse at a world breaking free of the patriarchy through a gender revolution.

Watch the trailer here

The Scar is commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through FILM LONDON Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England in partnership with HOME & with support from University of Salford Art Collection, Spectre Productions, Delfina Foundation, Centre national des arts plastiques France, Edith-Russ-Haus Germany, and àngels barcelona.

Preview: Friday 9 February. Gallery open 6 – 9pm, after which there will be live performance in the ground floor cafe-bar from 9pm until late in response to the exhibition themes.
The exhibition continues until Monday 2 April.
Venue: HOME, Manchester
Opening Times: Monday: Closed, except for Bank Holidays; Tuesday – Saturday: 12 – 8pm and Sunday 12 – 6pm
Admission: Free