Imran Perretta

Imran Perretta
Imran Perretta 'the destructors' (2019) Production still. Produced by Chisenhale Gallery, London, and Spike Island, Bristol. Commissioned by Chisenhale Gallery; Spike Island; the Whitworth, The University of Manchester; and BALTIC, Gateshead. Photograph b

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'The Destructors' is a new film by Imran Perretta inspired by the artist's own experiences as a young British Muslim. The work is shot on location in Tower Hamlets at the Shadwell Community Centre and it pulls on several interlinking threads: the state surveillance of Muslims in Britain as part of the so-called 'War on Terror', the effect of austerity politics on working class communities of colour and the concept of 'coming of age' for young Muslim men. The film, which premiered at Bristol's Spike Island in 2019, borrows its title from a Graham Green story from 1954 about a gang planning to knock down an old man's house. 


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