Thursday 7 March 7-10pm

Screening  

Helen Brewer, Alexis Calvas, Beth Perkin

Korallia Stergides

Alyona Larionova

Antonia Luxem

Emma Prempeh

Helga Dorothea Fannon

Sabrina Fuller

Gabrielle Le Bayon

Hannah Beadman

8.30pm Drinks & informal discussion chaired by Zaiba Jabbar (Artist, Curator and Founder of Hervisions)

FREE & OPEN TO ALL

Seated event - please RSPV

Strange Islands

Helen Brewer, Alexis Calvas, Beth Perkin

4 mins 12 sec, HD Video, 2019

Strange Islands is a meditative collage on the relationship between place, memory and climate. The artist and her mother are separated between two islands, one is Britain, the other, the Philippines. While on one island, changing weather has little material impact on people’s day-to-day lives, the other, as one of the most natural-disaster prone countries in the world, feels the full force of environmental catastrophe. In this context, a mother recalls memories and experiences to her daughter about the weather, illuminating the spatio-political implications that underpin climate change. Using the symbol of the table to ground the work, in a figurative sense “the table” spans continents. Who gets a seat at it comes down to geography, with countries in the global south invariably denied their rightful place. Similarly, the work suggests another kind of table - “the “water table” which constitutes fluidity of identity and memory against rising sea levels, flooding and droughts.  

 

“We are all burnt by ultraviolet rays. We all contain water in about the same ratio as Earth does, and salt water in the same ratio that the oceans do. We are poems about the hyperobject Earth.” - Timothy Morton, Hyperobjects: Philosophy and Ecology after the End of the World

 

www.helen-brewer.com

@h3llohelen

@mx_alexis_

Whale For An Ear

Korallia Stergides

3 mins 19 sec, HD Video, 2017

Commissioned by the ICA, Produced by Chisenhale Gallery

in partnership with Channel 4 Random Acts, Funded by Arts Council UK

The film is an abstract representation of the ocean and how it resonates with an idea of home. Placing my father, a refugee and amateur magician, at the centre of the work, the film brings into question reality and  fiction. Spoken narration weaves together anatomical descriptions of whales, ecological facts and poetry; whilst animated segments explore the surfaces of three objects - a fragment of driftwood and two shells, found on a beach in San Francisco. The renderings shift our perception of these objects and we experience them as both body and site. Autobiographical narrative, myth and scientific fact become gateways between the Macrocosm and the Microcosm.

http://korallia.co.uk

@aillarok

 

Staying With The Trouble

Alyona Larionova 

14 mins 05 sec, HD Video and CGI, 2018

A hybrid documentary film that follows a Kazakh berkutchi (eagle-hunter) on his journey to tame his wild eagle, Sadak. The film draws upon the unique bond between the hunter and his eagle to provide a meditation on power relations in a world dealing with security crisis and accelerating hyperconnectivity. Oscillating between states of control and submission, berkutchi, Sadak, a judoist, and a border control officer, offer viewers their own bodily interpretations of the constantly shifting power scales.

 

www.alyonalarionova.com

@alyona.larionov

Dearest Degenerate

Antonia Luxem

9 mins 51 sec, HD Video, 2018

This piece is an address, in the form of a letter, to the close and homophobic person. It is a deconstructed reaction to the underlying and violent, invisible and yet prevalent homophobia within our society. It was developed from material found in personal notebooks and diaries and inspired by books such as Didier Eribon’s “Insult and the Making of the Gay Self” and José Esteban Muñoz’s “Cruising Utopia”.

www.antonialuxem.com

@antonialuxem

In Time

Emma Prempeh

2 mins, HD Video, 2018

In Time reflects a generational time leap between who the artist is and who her mother and grandmother are as immigrants originating from St. Vincent and the Grenadines. By looking at heritage and family the artist confronts themes of time and the effects it has on family in the present moment.'

www.emmaprempeh.com 

@reclus_e

Amma Min

Helga Dorothea Fannon

12 mins, HD Video, 2017

Amma Min is an experimental short film through history, memory and subjectivity, of my relationship with my late grandmother.
The film was a testament to the cruel passing of time, but also an affectionate ode to memories. 

www.helgadorothea.com

@helgadorothea

Grethel 

Sabrina Fuller

6 mins and 23 sec, HD Video, 2018

A journey is made deep in to the forest; a cake is baked; a grandmother reads to her grand-daughter and then she cuts the cake. Over these three, intertwined, narratives a voice-over relates extracts from Grimm’s fairy tale, Hansel and Gretel. Time is non-linear: real and fictional characters overlap and merge; interact or play together; create, destroy or resist; or menace or betray one another. The work invites reflection on how ideas and images of the different stages of womanhood, and of cross-generational relationships, are established and perpetuated.

www.sabrinafuller.com

@sabrinasusanfuller

GET IN TOUCH

Gabrielle Le Bayon

10 mins, HD Video, 2018

With Elina Lowensohn's voice & Juliette Mirété
Production G.R.E.C. (Groupe de Recherches et d'Essais Cinématographiques), Paris

A day in the life and work of Flora the witch doctor. Through her online tutorial, she casts the spell away from those who are bewitched. Today a woman gets in touch with her. 
If you wish to get in touch, she will help you to set free from the spell. She invites you to log in to her site in order to find the image you have always wished to find within yourself, the missing image at the source. She invites you to a sorcery far from the black magic of medieval Catholicism, colonizations, and fairy tales. Far from these definitions, she will guide you through the manipulation of symbols, substances and objects. She will reveal to you an image of our conception, which always haunts us in the mystery of our civilisations. The image you will see, is a sign placed between you and your fate. Finally you will have to forget the real to see the image.

www.gabriellelebayon.com

@gabrielle_le_bayon

Aphrodite 

Hannah Beadman

3 mins 26 sec, HD Video, 2018

From a meditation at the Mediterranean Aphrodite temple, an ancient site overlooking the sea, considered her birth place: touch & gentleness of women's space as feminist, necessary, healing and contemporary; sound is the voices of water, precognitive, immersive, trance

www.hannahbeadman.blogspot.com

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