Screening and in Conversation
24 November 2016
5.00pm – 7.00pm
As part of Northern Film & Media’s FILM CLUB, Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art presents two films from the Portuguese artist Catarina Simão’s ‘Mozambique Archive’ series. The screenings will be followed by a discussion between Simão and Senior Curator Miguel Amado.
Mueda 1979 (2013) is a video analysing a sequence from the 1979 film Mueda, Memória e Massacre. This film, directed by Ruy Guerra, is based on a popular play re-enacting the events that led to a massacre of six hundred people in the village of Mueda, Mozambique, by Portuguese colonial forces in 1960. Simão interrupts, repeats and changes the focus of the film, questioning the trustworthiness of a retold story and the rhetorical effect of film language.
Effects of Wording (2014) montages archival footage, newspaper extracts and photographs to document an education project entitled ‘The Mozambique Institute’, which existed during the country’s armed struggle for liberation from colonial control. It explores learning in relation to national and cultural identity, and balances the notion of archives as historical record with their potential to be decontextualised and made unreliable.
When: Thursday 24th November, 5.00pm - 7.00pm
Where: Middlesbrough Institute of Modern Art (mima), Centre Square, Middlesbrough, TS1 2AZ
Registration: to register please follow the link above. Registration closes at 12pm (midday) on the day of the event. Thanks to the support of our funders there is no charge to attend, but places are strictly limited and offered first come first served. You may register for up to two places but must specify the name and details of each guest individually for the registration to be valid.
Coach: we will be running a coach from central Newcastle to Middlesbrough and back. Timing and further details tbc. Places on the coach are available without charge, but you must request your seat by email not later than the end on Wednesday 23rd November.
Catarina will also be delivering an event in mima's Creative Community Workshop strand: 'The Continuous Workshop: A MONTAGE OF AFFECT' on 23 November 2016 (2.00pm – 5.00pm). For further information please click here.
Image: still from Catarina Simao, Meuda 79 (2013)
Read more about other forthcoming FILM CLUB activities on the project website.
Northern Film & Media is supported by the European Regional Development Fund
Northern Film & Media has been funded by the European Regional Development Fund Creative Industries Business Support and Development Programme 2014-20. The ERDF programme is bringing over £300m into the North East to support innovation, enterprise and business support across the region. This is partly funded by the European Commission.