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A body is a body is a body, Alternative Economies, Galb’Echaouf, Matt Means Land

12 September 2021

Run Time

100 mins

Content Warnings

Blood / gore Mild nudity Mild physical violence Mild sexual references Strong language / swearing

a body is a body is a body

a body is a body is a body

Language folds and falls in on itself in this new video work by artist duo Cat and Éiméar McClay. Animated 3D tableaus of Catholic paraphernalia and strikes of elemental weather accompany the words. Together, they enact the historically fraught relationship between queerness and the Catholic church.

Directors

Country

Year

2021

Premiere

Dialogue Language

English

Subtitle Language

Content Warnings

Blood / gore Mild nudity Mild physical violence Mild sexual references Strong language / swearing

Primary Contact

Éiméar McClay

Maat means Land

In Maat means Land, Fox Maxy (Ipai Kumeyaay and Payómkawichum) has created an intoxicating and urgent film collage that gives invigorating expression to contemporary Indigenous identity, culture and experience. Exploring the question, “what does it mean to come from somewhere?”, Maxy pays homage to the land and his surroundings, whilst challenging us to think about the painful and multi-layered histories that exist within territories scarred by settler colonialism.

Director

Country

Year

2021

Premiere

Dialogue Language

English

Primary Contact

Fox Maxy

Alternative Economies

Alternative Economies was made in conversation with herbalist Rasheeq Ahmad and financial services regulator Rachel Bardiger. The film discusses the imperialist exploits of the Disney character Scrooge McDuck, and the apparently radical yet deeply compromised promises of crypto­currency. Between these two strands, possibilities for an alternative network of exchange and subsistence are sought.

Director

Country

Year

2021

Premiere

Dialogue Language

English

Primary Contact

Rehana Zaman

Galb’Echaouf

Galb'Echaouf

Galb’Echaouf delves into the idea of amnesia as the result of an extreme and destructive political context which generated shame and guilt. Conflicts put an end to freedom of movement, and most importantly, to the transmission of types of knowledge passed down over centuries. It is fuelled by the statements and silences of the inhabitants of the region, but also by non-human knowledge present in plants and landscapes.

Director

Countries

Year

2021

Premiere

Dialogue Language

Hassanya

Subtitle Language

Primary Contact

Abdessamad El Montassir

Director of photography

Stefanos Magkriotis

Editor

Fatima Bianchi

Sound design

Matthieu Guillin

Music composer

Matthieu Guillin