17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival 2021

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The Festival continues online until 30 September including performances, screenings, in-conversations, exhibitions, podcast and commissioned texts.

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SEEMAWORLD

This programme contains 8 films.

Online screening

Available from
10 September at 19:00

SEEMAWORLD is an immersive, multi-channel realm and streaming facility. It’s comprised of the mimicry of multiple amenities and services—which act as portals to a specific aspect of SEEMAWORLD. An interactive installation, it shows born-digital artefacts alongside digitised works of traditional media.

As a colony of SEEMAWORLD, BERWICKWORLD transports viewers firmly into the cinematics of the cinema and magnifies Fan Labour as behaviour, thought and form. —Seema Mattu

Available online from Friday 10th September

 

In this Programme:

SEEMAWORLD

(Seema Mattu)

Must be Muzhabi

(Seema Mattu, 2021, 2)

Do not dream…

(Seema Mattu, 2021, 3)

The Desperate and the Degraded

(Seema Mattu, 2021, 3)

Pump Organ

(Seema Mattu, 2021, 5)

Hijra = Higher

(Seema Mattu, 2021, 3)

BERWICKWORLD

(Seema Mattu, 2021)

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021)

(Seema Mattu, 2021, 8)
FANFIC!
by Zarina Muhammad
Date: 2021-09-24 16:04:26
ID: 7099
Online: 1
Open: 1
Geo:
VOD: no
hide: 1

SEEMAWORLD

Seema Mattu (1993, Birmingham) is a moving-image artist based between Birmingham and London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016. Mattu’s practice is framed as a theme park known as SEEMAWORLD. Through the welding of both 2D and 3D mixed-media, SEEMAWORLD centres around LGBTQ+, non-specific and othered culture. Mattu aims to build an interactive online community space for people marginalised because of race, sexuality, caste and genderemploying care through access, visibility and representation. Her works have been shown in collaboration with a number of organisations, including: Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK), CCA (Glasgow, UK) Fotomuseum (Zürich, Switzerland), as well as screenings in New York and Rhode Island (USA).

Filmography

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021), LOW ENERGY (2020), don’t post pictures on the fucking tv (2019), RAINFOREST DYKE (2019), TIT TV (2019), RUBBER MERKIN (2019), SEX CURRY (2019), gay superhero (2017), seema weds seema (2016), electric toothbrush (2016)

Director

Seema Mattu

World Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Dialogue Languages

English Punjabi

Subtitle Language

English

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Seema Mattu

Date: 2021-09-24 16:04:26
ID: 7093
Online: 1
Open: 1
Geo:
VOD: yes
hide: 1

Must be Muzhabi

Seema Mattu (1993, Birmingham) is a moving-image artist based between Birmingham and London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016. Mattu’s practice is framed as a theme park known as SEEMAWORLD. Through the welding of both 2D and 3D mixed-media, SEEMAWORLD centres around LGBTQ+, non-specific and othered culture. Mattu aims to build an interactive online community space for people marginalised because of race, sexuality, caste and genderemploying care through access, visibility and representation. Her works have been shown in collaboration with a number of organisations, including: Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK), CCA (Glasgow, UK) Fotomuseum (Zürich, Switzerland), as well as screenings in New York and Rhode Island (USA).

Filmography

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021), LOW ENERGY (2020), don’t post pictures on the fucking tv (2019), RAINFOREST DYKE (2019), TIT TV (2019), RUBBER MERKIN (2019), SEX CURRY (2019), gay superhero (2017), seema weds seema (2016), electric toothbrush (2016)

Director

Seema Mattu

World Festival Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2021

Duration

2 mins

Dialogue Languages

English Punjabi

Subtitle Language

English

Print Contact

Seema Mattu

Date: 2021-09-24 16:04:27
ID: 7095
Online: 1
Open: 1
Geo:
VOD: yes
hide: 1

Do not dream…

Seema Mattu (1993, Birmingham) is a moving-image artist based between Birmingham and London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016. Mattu’s practice is framed as a theme park known as SEEMAWORLD. Through the welding of both 2D and 3D mixed-media, SEEMAWORLD centres around LGBTQ+, non-specific and othered culture. Mattu aims to build an interactive online community space for people marginalised because of race, sexuality, caste and genderemploying care through access, visibility and representation. Her works have been shown in collaboration with a number of organisations, including: Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK), CCA (Glasgow, UK) Fotomuseum (Zürich, Switzerland), as well as screenings in New York and Rhode Island (USA).

Filmography

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021), LOW ENERGY (2020), don’t post pictures on the fucking tv (2019), RAINFOREST DYKE (2019), TIT TV (2019), RUBBER MERKIN (2019), SEX CURRY (2019), gay superhero (2017), seema weds seema (2016), electric toothbrush (2016)

Director

Seema Mattu

World Festival Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2021

Duration

3 mins

Dialogue Languages

English Punjabi

Subtitle Language

English

Print Contact

Seema Mattu

Date: 2021-09-24 16:04:27
ID: 7096
Online: 1
Open: 1
Geo:
VOD: yes
hide: 1

The Desperate and the Degraded

Seema Mattu (1993, Birmingham) is a moving-image artist based between Birmingham and London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016. Mattu’s practice is framed as a theme park known as SEEMAWORLD. Through the welding of both 2D and 3D mixed-media, SEEMAWORLD centres around LGBTQ+, non-specific and othered culture. Mattu aims to build an interactive online community space for people marginalised because of race, sexuality, caste and genderemploying care through access, visibility and representation. Her works have been shown in collaboration with a number of organisations, including: Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK), CCA (Glasgow, UK) Fotomuseum (Zürich, Switzerland), as well as screenings in New York and Rhode Island (USA).

Filmography

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021), LOW ENERGY (2020), don’t post pictures on the fucking tv (2019), RAINFOREST DYKE (2019), TIT TV (2019), RUBBER MERKIN (2019), SEX CURRY (2019), gay superhero (2017), seema weds seema (2016), electric toothbrush (2016)

Director

Seema Mattu

World Festival Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2021

Duration

3 mins

Dialogue Languages

English Punjabi

Subtitle Language

English

Print Contact

Seema Mattu

Date: 2021-09-24 16:04:27
ID: 7094
Online: 1
Open: 1
Geo:
VOD: yes
hide: 1

Pump Organ

Seema Mattu (1993, Birmingham) is a moving-image artist based between Birmingham and London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016. Mattu’s practice is framed as a theme park known as SEEMAWORLD. Through the welding of both 2D and 3D mixed-media, SEEMAWORLD centres around LGBTQ+, non-specific and othered culture. Mattu aims to build an interactive online community space for people marginalised because of race, sexuality, caste and genderemploying care through access, visibility and representation. Her works have been shown in collaboration with a number of organisations, including: Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK), CCA (Glasgow, UK) Fotomuseum (Zürich, Switzerland), as well as screenings in New York and Rhode Island (USA).

Filmography

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021), LOW ENERGY (2020), don’t post pictures on the fucking tv (2019), RAINFOREST DYKE (2019), TIT TV (2019), RUBBER MERKIN (2019), SEX CURRY (2019), gay superhero (2017), seema weds seema (2016), electric toothbrush (2016)

Director

Seema Mattu

World Festival Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2021

Duration

5 mins

Dialogue Languages

English Punjabi

Subtitle Language

English

Print Contact

Seema Mattu

Date: 2021-09-24 16:04:27
ID: 7097
Online: 1
Open: 1
Geo:
VOD: yes
hide: 1

Hijra = Higher

Seema Mattu (1993, Birmingham) is a moving-image artist based between Birmingham and London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016. Mattu’s practice is framed as a theme park known as SEEMAWORLD. Through the welding of both 2D and 3D mixed-media, SEEMAWORLD centres around LGBTQ+, non-specific and othered culture. Mattu aims to build an interactive online community space for people marginalised because of race, sexuality, caste and genderemploying care through access, visibility and representation. Her works have been shown in collaboration with a number of organisations, including: Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK), CCA (Glasgow, UK) Fotomuseum (Zürich, Switzerland), as well as screenings in New York and Rhode Island (USA).

Filmography

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021), LOW ENERGY (2020), don’t post pictures on the fucking tv (2019), RAINFOREST DYKE (2019), TIT TV (2019), RUBBER MERKIN (2019), SEX CURRY (2019), gay superhero (2017), seema weds seema (2016), electric toothbrush (2016)

Director

Seema Mattu

World Festival Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2021

Duration

3 mins

Dialogue Languages

English Punjabi

Subtitle Language

English

Print Contact

Seema Mattu

Date: 2021-09-24 16:04:27
ID: 7098
Online: 1
Open: 1
Geo:
VOD: no
hide: 1

BERWICKWORLD

BERWICKWORLD—an online commission in collaboration with New Art City featuring the world premiere of NO BLASPHEMIES.

SEEMAWORLD is an immersive, multi-channel realm and streaming facility. It’s comprised of the mimicry of multiple amenities and services—which act as portals to a specific aspect of SEEMAWORLD. An interactive installation, it shows born-digital artefacts alongside digitised works of traditional media.

Click! And the stories within Youterus emerge: expansive, generative and multi-channel.

As a colony of SEEMAWORLD, BERWICKWORLD transports viewers firmly into the cinematics of the cinema and magnifies Fan Labour as behaviour, thought and form.

Performed through the artist’s own cosplay, the world premiere of NO BLASPHEMIES sits inside the virtual theatre of BERWICKWORLD. This is a satirical music video, which foreshadows and alludes to Youterus—an unfolding high-fantasy, mixed-media narrative, which is framed against the system of caste.

Within SEEMAWORLD, NO BLASPHEMIES looks to Vidding as a framework and falls under Seema’s interpretation and fascination with Fan Labour (reclaimed within SEEMAWORLD as: Fan Labia).

Using portals to travel between SEEMAWORLD and BERWICKWORLD, these virtualities open gateways into the future of viewership through gameified performance, world-built environments and floating space.

As part of BERWICKWORLD, viewers are also treated to the fan-fictional stylings of writer and critic Zarina Muhammad—whose own contribution of Fan Labour is upheld by the characters, landscapes and customs existent inside the narratives of Youterus.

Seema Mattu (1993, Birmingham) is a moving-image artist based between Birmingham and London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016. Mattu’s practice is framed as a theme park known as SEEMAWORLD. Through the welding of both 2D and 3D mixed-media, SEEMAWORLD centres around LGBTQ+, non-specific and othered culture. Mattu aims to build an interactive online community space for people marginalised because of race, sexuality, caste and genderemploying care through access, visibility and representation. Her works have been shown in collaboration with a number of organisations, including: Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK), CCA (Glasgow, UK) Fotomuseum (Zürich, Switzerland), as well as screenings in New York and Rhode Island (USA).

 

Filmography

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021), LOW ENERGY (2020), don’t post pictures on the fucking tv (2019), RAINFOREST DYKE (2019), TIT TV (2019), RUBBER MERKIN (2019), SEX CURRY (2019), gay superhero (2017), seema weds seema (2016), electric toothbrush (2016)

Director

Seema Mattu

World Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2021

Dialogue Languages

English Punjabi

Subtitle Language

English

Print Contact

Seema Mattu

Date: 2021-09-24 16:04:27
ID: 7092
Online: 1
Open: 1
Geo:
VOD: yes
hide: 1

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021)

Seema Mattu (1993, Birmingham) is a moving-image artist based between Birmingham and London. She graduated from Central Saint Martins in 2016. Mattu’s practice is framed as a theme park known as SEEMAWORLD. Through the welding of both 2D and 3D mixed-media, SEEMAWORLD centres around LGBTQ+, non-specific and othered culture. Mattu aims to build an interactive online community space for people marginalised because of race, sexuality, caste and genderemploying care through access, visibility and representation. Her works have been shown in collaboration with a number of organisations, including: Eastside Projects (Birmingham, UK), CCA (Glasgow, UK) Fotomuseum (Zürich, Switzerland), as well as screenings in New York and Rhode Island (USA).

Filmography

NO BLASPHEMIES (2021), LOW ENERGY (2020), don’t post pictures on the fucking tv (2019), RAINFOREST DYKE (2019), TIT TV (2019), RUBBER MERKIN (2019), SEX CURRY (2019), gay superhero (2017), seema weds seema (2016), electric toothbrush (2016)

Director

Seema Mattu

World Premiere

Production Country

United Kingdom

Production Year

2021

Duration

8 mins

Dialogue Languages

English Punjabi

Subtitle Language

English

Print Contact

Seema Mattu

Long Form Writing

FANFIC!

by Zarina Muhammad