Film

I have made two short films – one with artist Ker Wallwork – and co-written or acted in several others. Details are below.

Director

You Will Be Free (Juliet Jacques, 2017)
Using Cookie Mueller’s words about death meaning that ‘you simply lose your body’ and that, ultimately, ‘you will be free’ as a starting point, and composed mostly of archive footage and still images, You Will Be Free reflects on embodiment, the afterlife and political responses to the HIV/AIDS crisis. Narrated by Anna-Louise Plowman with music by Venn Rain, and commissioned by Studio Voltaire (London). Colour, 16mm, 10:15 mins.

Selected screenings/exhibitions
AlbumArte, Rome
BFI Flare LGBT+ Film Festival 2018, London (official selection)
Hot Wheels Projects, Athens
Leeds Queer Film Festival (LGBT History Month event)
Studio Voltaire, London
WIELS Contemporary Art Centre, Brussels (curated by Chris Kraus)
Wysing Art Centre, Cambridge (More of an avalanche exhibition)

Co-director

Approach/Withdraw (Ker Wallwork & Juliet Jacques, 2016)
Written and directed with artist Ker Wallwork, Approach/Withdraw explores how public understandings of oestrogen and sex hormones affect the sense of self and relationships of those who feel at odds with their assigned gender. Commissioned by the BFI and King’s College London as part of their Queering Love, Queering Hormones programme, in collaboration with no.w.here. Narrated by Rebecca Root. Colour, 16mm, 9:50.

Selected screenings/exhibitions
Athens International Film and Video Festival 2018
BFI Flare LGBT+ Film Festival 2017, London
East End Film Festival 2017, London
Fringe! Queer Film Festival 2018, London
EFF Process analogue film festival 2018, Riga, Latvia
Serile Filumlui Gay Film Festival 2017, Romania
Trans Pride Film Night 2017, Brighton & Bexhill-on-Sea
Transitional States exhibition (Barcelona, Bologna, Lincoln & London)

Co-writer

NADA: Act III – The Exhibition (Jasmina Cibic, 2017)
Commissioned for Jasmina Cibic’s solo exhibition at Kunstmuseen Krefeld and filmed at Hous Lange and Hous Esters, designed by Ludwig Mies van der Rohe between 1927-30. The script is assembled from archival transcripts, political discussions, reports and personal letters surrounding Germany’s presentations at world Expositions in 1929, 1937 and 1958 and their legacy, as well as German Expressionist plays.

Actor

Female Human Animal (Josh Appignanesi, 2017)

Hoard Equivalents (Edmund Cook, 2017)

Our Friends Electric (Anab Jain, 2017)

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