To celebrate the online release of BFI Short film SLR, Lighthouse presents a special evening of interventions, screenings and a panel discussion with leading experts on questions around privacy, surveillance and voyeurism.
We invite you to join us for a screening of SLR, written and directed by Stephen Fingleton and produced by Matthew James Wilkinson. SLR tells the story of a man obsessed with ‘voyeur pornography.’ On making a shocking discovery, the protagonist is forced onto the trail of an anonymous photographer known only by his username – ANORAK. SLR was executive produced by Lighthouse as part of the BFI Shorts scheme.
We will also be screening companion film Selfie – directed by Ben Williams – which asks us to reconsider the people we are most intimate with, and the data we entrust to them. From the perspective of a young woman, Selfie muses on themes of voyeurism, self-identity and youth.
Screenings will be followed by a panel featuring; SLR’s director Stephen Fingleton, Lighthouse studio resident Chris Pinchen, interdisciplinary researcher and analyst Georgina Voss, and journalist Wendy Grossman, hosted by The Guardian’s Head of Technology Jemima Kiss – in discussion on the film’s themes and wider context – How do we know who is watching us? How does our gender narrate our experience online, and how do we protect ourselves?
Prior to the evening’s screenings, there will be a series of interventions that will challenge your perception of privacy. Curated by inaugural Lighthouse Studio resident Mark Simpkins, these interactive installations will reveal the hidden systems at play on and offline.
6.30pm: Doors open, drinks with interventions
7.00pm: Screening of SLR (22mins) and Selfie (8mins)
7.30pm: Panel discussion & questions
8.45pm: Close of play
PLEASE NOTE: This event will be filmed and event footage will be released alongside the online release of the film SLR.
Date: Thursday 30 January 2014
Location: Lighthouse, 28 Kensington Street, Brighton BN1 4AJ
Ticket Price: £5
Event hashtag: #slr14
You can join in the conversation online on Twitter, and on the dedicated SLR Facebook page. Who do you think is watching your shadow?
In 2011, Lighthouse was selected to manage the BFI Shorts film production initiative. 17 projects have been produced through the scheme, spanning genres from drama to comedy, thriller to sci-fi. The films are now nearly all complete, and making a strong impression on the international festival circuit, with a number of notable award wind and nominations.
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