A film still, showing a woman looking out of a car window. From the lighting we can assume it is nightime

Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler, The Scar, 2018. Courtesy the artist and HOME. Photo credit Emma Jane Richards.

Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler, The Scar, 2018

Artist: Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler

Title: The Scar

Year: 2018

Medium: 3 channel video, installation

Dimensions: Variable

Accession Number: US2018-14

Acquisition info: Co-commission

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.

The Scar is commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through FILM LONDON Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England in partnership with HOME & no.w.here 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.