Offsite - Peckhamplex, 95A Rye Lane, London SE15 4ST Wednesday 25 October 2023, 7-8.30pm Price: £5, £3 Conc.

An evening of screenings and discussion by artists and filmmakers who have different approaches to collaborative production.

Featuring Ed Webb-Ingall, Beverley Bennett, Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah, each artist will present a recent short film which speaks to the process of working collectively, followed by a panel discussion, moderated by Alex Thorp, Education Curator, Serpentine.

Ed Webb-Ingall, A Bedroom for Everyone, 2023, 15 minutes

A Bedroom for Everyone is a new animated film by filmmaker Ed Webb-Ingall. The project explores the power of grassroots activism and organising in the face of the current housing crisis in the UK, and portrays the camaraderie that unfolds in the community centres and meeting halls where this work takes place. Webb-Ingall’s film draws from conversations with many groups across the UK, including from a series of workshops with parents and workers at the Portman Early Childhood Centre in collaboration with Shelter and Serpentine Education.

Beverley Bennett, Nation’s Finest, Putting Down Roots and Birthing, 2022, 12 minutes

Rooted in Beverley Bennetts home region of the Midlands, the artist-filmmaker pays homage to the pioneering BLK Art Group and its legacy and influence on the art scene and her practice more personally. Feeding into the film are a series of intergenerational community gatherings, bringing local groups together to discuss themes around Commonwealth, colonialism and race, intersecting with the work and archive of the BLK Art Group. These groups, the discourse and ideas generated are a catalyst to support and inform the narrative for the film.

Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah, I Carry It With Me Everywhere, 2022, 18 minutes

Informed by interviews with first-generation migrants living in the borough of Brent and beyond, this short film by Arwa Aburawa and Turab Shah weaves together the lives of multiple characters as they confront inherited ideas of belonging. From the severed connection to a motherland following the death of a parent, to the generational experience of displacement, to nostalgia for a place and time forever out of reach, I Carry It With Me Everywhere explores how migration results in moments of rupture from which new understandings of home and belonging may emerge.

 

Curated by

Alex Thorp Curator, Education

Jemma Egan Assistant Curator Education

Kostas Stasinopoulos, Curator, Live Programmes

 

Produced by

Isobel Peyton Jones

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