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Occupying Space x Antiuniversity Now

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For the Occupying Space x Antiuniversity Now event we will be showing six films from the Cinenova collection around race, identity, sexuality and gender. The programme focusses on different aspects of space, such as having a space in history; interior and exteriors; public and private. To accompany the screening there will be a publication that has been designed and created especially for the event, containing stills and scanned material of the films from the Cinenova paper archive.

The full Occupying Space x Anti University Now programme:

Cultural Skit-zo-frenia, Jamika Ajalon, 1992, 9mins

An experimental documentary that speaks to issues surrounding what is Black enough.


A Tribute to Black Women (they don't get a chance), Ann Carney & Barbara Phillips, 1986, 22mins

How many famous Black women can you name who aren't either sportswomen or entertainers? Using lively vox pops and interviews, this film investigates why this is so.


Emergence, Pratibha Parmar, 1986, 20mins

A video featuring Black and Third World women artists and poets. Includes Audre Lorde, Sutapa Biswas, Mona Hatoum and Mei Ling Jin.


Stranger Baby, Lana Lin, 1995, 14mins

Substituting sly metaphor for political rhetoric on immigration, Lin examines our world of ethical and racial complexities. Framed as a mock science fiction ‘Stranger Baby’ offers different perspectives on what it means to be human and what is labelled alien.


Running Light, Lis Rhodes, 1996, 14mins

Running Light is about enforced labour and displaced persons, in two places, in two periods of the 20th century. Trapped outside the law, they are seen as different, and the function of this difference hides a conflict of interest between them and the society that displaces them.


Chameleon, Tanya Mahboob Syed, 1990, 4mins

'This film creates a visual dialogue between the seen, recognised and unrecognised. A woman searches through an interior landscape, a space where she is both trapped and contained. Her dress, a projected image of femaleness becomes her vehicle of expression.


Curated by Rhiannon Moxham and Becky Buckman, Occupying Space will take place at LUX in Waterlow Park and is part of the Antiuniversity Now festival (1-16 June 2017)

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Initiated in 2015, Antiuniversity Now is a collaborative experiment to challenge institutionalised education, access to learning and the mechanism of knowledge creation and distribution. Antiuniversity Now was set up to reignite the 1968 Antiuniversity of London with the intention to challenge academic and class hierarchy and the exclusivity of the £9K-a-year-degree by inviting people to organise and share free learning events in public spaces all over the country. It is free, open and inclusive.

LUX is an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists’ moving image practices and the ideas that surround them. Founded in 2002 as a charity and not-for-profit limited company, the organisation builds on a long lineage of predecessors (The London Film-Makers’ Co-operative, London Video Arts and The Lux Centre) which stretch back to the 1960s.

Cinenova is a non-profit organisation dedicated to distributing feminist films and videos. Founded in 1991 following the merger of two feminist film and video distributors, Circles and Cinema of Women.

A digital archive of selected works from Cinenova distribution is available for viewing at The Showroom. For details on how to view the digital archive follow this link:

http://www.theshowroom.org/projects/cinenova-digital-archive

Rhiannon Moxham and Becky Buckman joined Cinenova as part of the Artquest Widening Participation internship scheme. The six month scheme aims to place UAL’s recent Outreach graduates in paid roles to ensure equality of access to jobs in the visual arts.

Artquest has supported professional visual artists in London and beyond since 2001. Providing online advice and information for visual artists about their careers, internships, graduate studio and research residencies, legal information, artist career case studies, international studio exchange, mentoring, discounts, publications and debates. Artquest is funded by Arts Council England and is a programme of University of the Arts London.

This event is part of the Antiuniversity Now festival 10-16 June 2017. See the full programme on www.antiuniversity.org.

This event is supported by Artquest.

Cover photo: Still from Cultural Skit-zo-frenia (Jamika Ajalon, UK/USA, 1995, 10 mins) from the Cinenova collection.



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