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The Exception and the Rule The Exception and the Rule

Karen Mirza & Brad Butler Karen Mirza & Brad Butler
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Mirza/Butler's The Exception and the Rule, filmed in Pakistan and India, is a complex bricolage of formal experiments, overlapping narratives, fictional collaborators and performative quotations that explore Bertolt Brecht's concept of Lehrstucke so as to ask the simple but urgent question 'what is it to make a political film?'. The Exception and the Rule supplements Mirza/Butler's ongoing agitprop project The Museum of Non Participation, which provides a place for workshops, community publishing, street interventions, language classes and public seminars through its various manifestations in Karachi and London.


Mirza/Butler recently exhibited work at the Arnolfini, Bristol, Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, London, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Kunsthaus, Zurich, the Architecture and Film Biennale, Graz, the Serpentine Pavilion and at the Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Mirza/Butler also founded the artists' film production space, no.w.here and currently live and work in London.

First Edition of 50 copies Mirza/Butler's The Exception and the Rule, filmed in Pakistan and India, is a complex bricolage of formal experiments, overlapping narratives, fictional collaborators and performative quotations that explore Bertolt Brecht's concept of Lehrstucke so as to ask the simple but urgent question 'what is it to make a political film?'. The Exception and the Rule supplements Mirza/Butler's ongoing agitprop project The Museum of Non Participation, which provides a place for workshops, community publishing, street interventions, language classes and public seminars through its various manifestations in Karachi and London.


Mirza/Butler recently exhibited work at the Arnolfini, Bristol, Monika Spruth Philomene Magers, London, the Whitechapel Art Gallery, London, Kunsthaus, Zurich, the Architecture and Film Biennale, Graz, the Serpentine Pavilion and at the Thomas Dane Gallery, London. Mirza/Butler also founded the artists' film production space, no.w.here and currently live and work in London.

First Edition of 50 copies

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DVD featurette includes the performative interview 'Shot from both Sides', directed by Mirza/Butler and Gordon Shrigley.

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SKU 2100000026579
Year 2009 (DVD 2011)
Director Mirza, Karen; Butler, Brad
Format DVD
Publisher(s) Filmarmalade
Countries UK
Colour Colour + B&W
Language(s) English
Running time 37 min
DVD region 2
Certificate N/a

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