For this year’s edition of the HOME Artist Film Weekender we dedicate our programme to the power, politics and pleasure of togetherness.
The HOME Artist Film Weekender 2020 highlights artists and collectives who are carving out alternative collective futures; exploring the radical potential of the present; and reflecting on pasts that have been erased or forgotten.
In this time of isolation and division we want to share visions of other ways of being together: from the unique, playful, politically-charged work of the indigenous Australian film collective Karrabing or a celebration of the UK Black Film Workshop Movement’s legacy by contemporary British artist filmmakers, to gentle, autobiographical intimacy in the films of April Lin, the wild pirate collage of Soda_Jerk’s Terror Nullius, and the virtual black trans archives of game designer and artist Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley.
Moving beyond human collectivity, the HOME Artist Film Weekender explores our complex, intertwined relationships with the other-than-human: insects, plants and viruses in Pedro Neves Marques’ queer ecological sci-fi work and multinaturalism through the Between Us and Nature reading group.
For the first time the complete HOME Artist Film Weekender programme will be available online, complemented by talks, discussions, reading groups and exploratory essays.
Curated by Jamie Allan and Alice Wilde.
Image credit: Reality Fragment 160921, dir. April Lin & Jasmine Lin, 2018
Previously in this Festival
Pedro Neves Marques: A World of Many Worlds
Inspired by science fiction the films of Pedro Neves Marques are rooted in the contemporary realities of Brazil...
Soda_Jerk: Terror Nullius
Part political satire, part eco-horror and part road movie, Terror Nullius is a political revenge fable...
Karrabing Film Collective: Saltwater Dreams
Karrabing Film Collective are an Indigenous media group who use filmmaking to interrogate conditions of inequality...
Second Sight New Commissions: Celebrating the UK’s Black Film Workshop Movement
New commissioned works by contemporary film artists Ayo Akingbade, Rehana Zaman and B.O.S.S. Collective...
April Lin 林森 : now i close my eyes the world i see is so beautiful
April Lin 林森 uses video to interweave strands of autobiography, performance, documentary and world-building...
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley: Moisturizing
Moisturizing is an interactive film that explores how we find time to take care of ourselves...
Q&A: Pedro Neves Marques
We will be joined by Pedro Neves Marques following the screening of A World of Many Worlds...
Between Us and Nature Reading Group: How Many Natures Can “Futures” Nurture?
Join us for a group reading and informal discussion of one of Pedro Neves Marques’ recent essays.
Panel Discussion: Exploring the Legacy of the UK Black Film Workshop Movement
The event will explore the legacy of the UK Black Film Workshop and the influence they have had today on current filmmakers and collectives.
Collective Filmmaking: Masterclass with Elizabeth A. Povinelli
Elizabeth A. Povinelli will deliver an in-depth masterclass to follow on from the Karrabing Film Collective screening...
In response to the archive: A curated programme by Hope Strickland
The trio of films presented here by Hope Strickland, Onyeka Igwe and Tamika Galanis traverse different generations...
Panel Discussion: Engaging with the Archive
We will be joined by Hope Strickland, Onyeka Igwe and Tamika Galanis after their screening...
The Moon and the Sledgehammer 50th Anniversary