Fri 11 November 2016
REWIND FAST FORWARD Short Film Commissions - Wold Premiere
New short film commissions get their world premiere at the Unity Theatre.
Three black queer filmmakers, Sandi Hughes, Evan Ifekoya and Hayley Reid present their new short films made from and inspired by the film and photographic archive of feminist film-maker, DJ and poet Sandi Hughes.
Sandi has hundreds of hours of film and photographs that captured the marginalised and outrageous characters of Liverpool that she mixed with during the 70s, 80s and 90s. The collection has been saved, shared and made accessible to thousands across the North West as the Rewind Fast Forward project, thanks to support from the Heritage Lottery Fund, Film Hub North West Central, and Liverpool Record Office.
Over the past year, Sandi has been working with Artist Collective Re-Dock on the project to support the digitisation and sharing of her archive.
The film world premieres at the Unity will be followed by a talk with the filmmakers hosted by Writer and programmer Jay Bernard.
FB: Rewind Fast Forward
Project managed by the Re-dock
Supported by the Heritage Lottery Fund, Film Hub North West Central, part of the British Film Institute Audience Network and Liverpool Record Office.
Sandi Hughes - Planet TumbleweedSandi Hughes is a feminist filmmaker, DJ, and poet, and has lived and worked in Liverpool for over 40 years, filming and photographing the history of the Liverpool scene, and she has captured many community and political events concerned with gender, race and sexuality, such as protests against Clause 28, AIDS activism, and campaigning for an equal age of consent.
Currently, she is working with Re-dock, digitising her archive on the Heritage Lottery Funded project - Rewind Fast Forward -www.rewindfastforward.net Sandi is also involved with B3 Creative Network - L8 Unseen, ‘Hack the Artist’, and a Talentlab residency.
‘A tumbleweed is a structural part of the above-ground anatomy of a number of species of plants, a diaspore (In a few seed plants, the diaspore is most or all of the plant, and is known as a tumbleweed.) that, once it is mature and dry, detaches from its root or stem, and tumbles away in the wind.’
Planet Tumbleweed is a trilogy of short films celebrating the power of community through gender, race and sexualty, telling our stories that keep us ‘belonging’ and ‘grounded’ with “Roots”.
Planet Tumbleweed - Part 1 ’The Power of the Female Species’ The film gives voice to women pioneers, who have personally inspired the filmmaker, and who are under-represented and overlooked in society. As women, we need to be in control of our stories, we have a duty to take responsibility, expose ‘structural inequalities’ and recognise our own power and create change.
Hayley Reid - Auld Lang Syne
Hayley Reid is a documentary filmmaker who is an advocate for reclaiming archives. Reid is interested in making film archives more accessible to artist video makers and unearthing new stories through moving image and audio. Reid is currently experimenting with sound design and sound production for film.
Auld Lang Syne is an experimental documentary film exploring the themes of identity, memory and loss.
Evan Ifekoya - She Was a Full Body Speaker
She was a full body speaker
Standing tall in the corner of the room
Find the drop to start it off.
Blackness, sociality and inheritance diffracted through queer nightlife and trauma as an endless repetition. This work draws on the artist’s personal archive as well as that of artist filmmaker Sandi Hughes.
This film has been made with support from the 'Queering love, Queering hormones' project (BFI, no.w.here and Wellcome Trust) and a grant from Heritage Lottery Fund as part of the Rewind/Fast Forward project.
Evan Ifekoya’s current work investigates the possibility of an erotic and poetic occupation using moving image, performative writing and sound, focused on co-authored, intimate forms of knowledge production and the radical potential of spectacle. Ifekoya has recently presented work at Wysing Arts Centre, Stevenson Gallery Cape Town, Jerwood Space, Whitstable Biennial (2016) and David Roberts Art Foundation, FramerFramed and Studio Voltaire (2015). In the next few months new work will be presented at The Showroom, Transmission Gallery, Assembly Point and IMT gallery.
show detailsDates: Fri 11 Nov
Times: 6pm - 7:15pm
Running time: TBC
Prices: £3 all tickets
Charges: 50p card transaction | £1 postage
Venue: Unity One