The Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster, is delighted to announce the launch of the CREAM SCREENS series this October with masterclasses by internationally acclaimed filmmakers and artists Apichatpong Weerasethakul and Chantal Akerman.
Ahead of the UK premiere of his film, Cemetery of Splendour (2015), Apichatpong Weerasethakul will be giving a special masterclass at Regent Street Cinema. The artist will talk about the distinctive alchemy of his practice, which fuses light with shadow and transmits personal memory into collective history. Embracing multiple contexts of artistic practice, Weerasethakul will present his video installation Fireworks (Archives) , a hallucinatory memory machine shot in a temple in the northeast of Thailand where he grew up. The artist will talk about his recent foray into creating performance, as well as his subtle, passionate engagement with the past lives and times of Thailand’s northeastern region. He will be in conversation with May Adadol Ingawanij, film theorist and curator at CREAM.
The masterclass with Weerasethakul will take place on Tuesday 13 October 2015, 2:00 – 4:00pm, at Regent Street Cinema.
The event is free of charge but reservation on Eventbrite is essential. Please reserve one ticket per person.
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Image from Fever Room projection performance, Apichatpong Weerasethakul, 2015
A major exhibition of work by Chantal Akerman will open in the extraordinary underground space of Ambika P3 London, from 30 October–6 December 2015. Entitled NOW, this will be the first large scale exhibition in the English-speaking world of Akerman’s installation work, presented by Ambika P3, A Nos Amours and Marian Goodman Gallery. The exhibition will coincide with the UK premiere of Akerman’s new film, No Home Movie (2015), on Friday 30 October at Regent Street Cinema. None of the works in the exhibition have been previously exhibited in the UK.
To celebrate the exhibition and UK premiere, CREAM and A Nos Amours will host a masterclass with Akerman at Regent Street Cinema. She will be in conversation with Marion Schmid, Professor of French Literature and Film whose books include Chantal Akerman, published by Manchester University Press, 2010.
The masterclass with Akerman will take place on Friday 30 October 2015, 2:00 – 5:00pm, Regent Street Cinema
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CREAM SCREENS is a newly launched series of screenings and conversations featuring the best of contemporary global film and artists’ moving image, and yet to be discovered pioneers of cinema’s global histories. Upcoming events this autumn include screenings and talks on India’s political documentary practice with filmmakers Subasri Krishnan and Fathima Nizzaruddin.