Imaging a Revolutionary Community – Screening and open discussion on cultures of filmmaking and display, coming out of the Egyptian Revolution of 2011.
The hyper-mediatised occupation of Tahrir Square is much discussed and the visual culture of it well understood. However, three years on, the aspirations of the revolution are seemingly abandoned, and the revolutionary public that filled the square has retreated from visibility. In this context how is it possible to maintain an empathetic relationship to that recent history? And how can we see it afresh?
The Forgotten Space (2010) & ASMR
In recent years globalisation and the internet have been cited as forms of social relations with the ability to bind the entire human population of the globe together.
Week Two – Globalisation and Networked Communities
Sunday 11th May – 2pm – Free
The Forgotten Space (2010) 112 mins. dir. Sekula & Burch – With Intro from Andrew Witt
ASMR Videos Curated by Jala Wahid
The Day I Became a Woman (Roozi ke zan shodam). Iran, 2000. Dir. Marzieh Meshkini.
A joint screening with Six Pillars
A lush, cinematic masterpiece told in three parts by the mother of a renowned family of Iranian film-makers and writers: the Makhmalbafs (The Apple, Blackboards, Kandahar, The Gardener). This is the story of three stages in a woman’s life in Iran.
A collection of short films by Visual Cultures and Fine Art students. Each ranging from 10-15mins, exploring aspects of Documentary film making through varying subjects including architecture, protest, community, globalisation and the body.
Starring academy award winner Jeremy irons, this film considers the risk of waste to the environment, to the food chain and our health.
A Sixth Part of the World (1926)
Even as the size and pace of the modern city challenged a definition of ‘community’ based on a sharing of space, filmmakers from across the political spectrum attempted ever more ambitious reconfigurations of community across state, nation and empire.
Week Two – Nation, Empire and The United-Ness of the United States
Sunday 4th May – 2pm – Free
A Sixth Part of the World (1926) 73 mins. dir. Vertov – With Intro from Alex Graham
Beer at Its Best (1955) 15 mins. dir. Star Lager
Mars Attacks! (1996) (extract) . dir. Tim Burton
Native Land (1942) (extract) . dir. Paul Strand
Trevor Mathison, Film Maker, Sound Designer, Composer, Digital Artist
Born 1959, UK
Trevor Mathison is an artist primarily working with audio and digital media. He has been a member of noted artistic collectives such as Flow Motion, and the Black Audio Film Collective, and more recently continues to collaborate with artist and film maker John Akomfrah, creating “post-soul noise”. John Akomfrah explains in a recent interview for Sound & Music “These are sounds that take their cue from pre-existing black musics, be it dub or funk, but they’ve been defamiliarised, put through a sonic box that renders them strange and unusual”.
A conversation around food and community action, using film shorts.
HOurBank credits and donations to Southwark Foodbank also accepted on the door.
Please bring your HOurBank ID if you wish to pay in Time Credits. Details of Suitable Foodnank donations can be found here – http://www.pecan.org.uk/our-projects/foodbank
A collection of shorts from – HOurBank, Steve Barbe, Largactyle Shuffle, Foodbank, Incredible Edible, Tom Glen at Cossall Estate, Big Lunch, Rushey Green timebank, The story of Food, TEDx and Brixton People’s Kitchen and more. Many of the film makers and projects will be there to chat in person.
Lauren Godfrey: Splodge and Drag Salad (still)
An Evening of artists’ video on the big screen featuring work from Fanny Aboulker, Alex Brenchley, Connie Butler, Jesse Darling and Hannah Black, Lauren Godfrey, Hana Janeckova, Justine Melford-Colegate, George Rae, Anna Reading, Robert Rivers and Sean Boylan, Jasmine Robinson, Eugenie Scrase, Sophia Starling, Annie Strachan, Mary Vetisse, Holly White.