RADICAL INTIMACIES, Beatrice Gibson, Rehana Zaman and Stephen Sutcliffe.
19 January 2021 - 5 February 2021
This compilation of films explores themes of performance, desire, and intimacy to celebrate diverse identities, sexualities and gender from intergenerational perspectives.
WE ARE HERE is a series of moving image programmes presented as compilations of artist films, created by some of UK’s most outstanding contemporary emerging and established artists. Artspace Aotearoa presents four of these compilations to screen for their summer Cinema programme. The artists featured use forms of biography, documentary, poetry and fiction as strategies to provoke new perspectives and discourse around issues of memory, national identity, marginality and intimacy. WE ARE HERE was curated by Tendai John Mutambu for the British Council, the UK international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and LUX, an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists' moving image practices. Each of the four artist film compilations screen for either two or three weeks, during which each will interrogate a specific theme.
Artists include - Noor Afshan Mirza (fka Karen Mirza) & Brad Butler, Ayo Akingbade, Duncan Campbell, Luke Fowler, Beatrice Gibson, Callum Hill, Susan Hiller, Ursula Mayer, Naeem Mohaiemen, Rosalind Nashashibi, The Otolith Group, Morgan Quaintance, Stephen Sutcliffe, Rehana Zaman.