Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2020

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Thank you for joining us for the 16th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival! We would love to hear about your festival experience – please fill in our audience survey here. Don’t forget that event recordings, essays and podcasts will remain accessible on our website. Thanks to all viewers, guests and artists who contributed in making this a truly lively, communal film experience. We look forward to welcoming you to the 17th edition in 2021!

Live Event — 1 October 2020, 20:00

Propositions: Renèe Helèna Browne in conversation

Renèe Helèna Browne discusses their new film Daddy’s Boy with poet and trans / queer activist Nat Raha as part of this year’s propositions strand. They will be joined by programme fellow Christina Demetriou. Daddy’s Boy was commissioned for the 16th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2020.

This event can be watched here and on our twitch channel.

A transcript of the conversation can be viewed here

Please note this is through an AI application and may contain some errors.

Watch Daddy’s Boy here.

Live Event Participants:

Renèe Helèna Browne (Ireland) is an artist based between Glasgow and Donegal. Browne makes vocal soundscapes, essay films and angsty drawings, focusing on schisms and transitions between language and the body. They are currently Research Associate with Centre of Contemporary Art Derry for 2020 and was Graduate Resident at Hospitalfield (Scotland) in 2019. They were selected for Platform, the emerging artist commission for the 2018 Edinburgh Art Festival and are a recent graduate of the Master of Fine Art programme at the Glasgow School of Art. They have upcoming solo exhibitions at Lunchtime, Glasgow (2020) and Intermedia, CCA Glasgow (2021). Browne is supported by the Arts Council of Ireland.

Dr Nat Raha is a poet and activist-scholar, based in Edinburgh. She is the author of three collections and numerous pamphlets of poetry, including sirens, body & faultlines (Boiler House Press, 2018) and most recently four dreams (Earthbound Press, 2020). Her creative and critical writing has appeared or is forthcoming in the South Atlantic Quarterly, LIES: A Journal of Materialist Feminism, Third Text, and the Verso blog. Nat is a Research Fellow on the ‘Life Support’ project at the University of St Andrews, and was a postdoctoral researcher on the ‘Cruising the Seventies: Unearthing pre-HIV/AIDS queer sexual cultures’ project at the Edinburgh College of Art. In 2018, she completed her PhD thesis ‘Queer Capital: Marxism in queer theory and post-1950 poetics’ at the University of Sussex.