Microscope Gallery is very pleased to present a rare screening of early films by Abigail Child, a fixture in New York’s avant-garde film and writing community since the 1980s with around 50 films completed to date.
RAMONA APTHORP JOSH CLOUD DANIEL CORREL MELISSA FERRARI JANIE GEISER MIRANDA KAHN XIYU LIN MIWA MATREYEK MOIRA MACDONALD GINA MARIE NAPOLITAN LAURIE O’BRIEN BENNI QUINTERO MAT RAPPAPORT SUSAN SIMPSON MARIA F. VIDELA URRA JORDAN WONG
To see and think the world as a totality has never been more crucial thanks to the present global environmental crisis. This three-part programme will bring together historical and contemporary films about ‘the world’ with the aim of exploring the divergences and continuities between audiovisual representations of the Earth past and present. From narratives of colonialism and internationalism through to end-of-the-world mythologies and the Anthropocene discourse, these films show that the history of cinema is inseparable from a quest to imagine the world as a totality.
A workshop jointly organised by the Centre for Research and Education in Arts and Media (CREAM), University of Westminster and Aperture: Asia & Pacific Film Festival, and hosted by Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) + curated shorts programme.
Deborah Stratman is a Chicago-based artist and filmmaker interested in landscapes and systems. Much of her work points to the relationships between physical environments and human struggles for power and control that play out on the land. Recent projects have addressed freedom, expansionism, surveillance, sonic warfare, public speech, ghosts, sinkholes, levitation, propagation, orthoptera, raptors, comets and faith.