Films & Filming – Witnessing

9 Feb 2016

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Studio Voltaire

London, United Kingdom


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Artist filmmaker Lucy Parker presents recent work in in discussion with video journalist Jason N. Parkinson. Followed by a screening of the feature film Miners Shot Down (2014) directed by Rehad Desai.


For the inaugural event of its Associates programme, Studio Voltaire will host Films and Filming, a quarterly film screening and discussion, lead by Studio Voltaire associates and studio holders Bronwen Buckeridge, Charlotte Ginsborg, and Frances Scott. Films and Filming takes its title from the publication of the same name. Distributed from 1954 until 1990, this well-known film journal forms a starting point for a series of events that aim to explore expanded film production and the reception of the moving image. Content for Films and Filming events are generated by invitation with contributions from artists, and practitioners from other fields.

For the first screening, entitled Witnessing, Charlotte Ginsborg invites artist filmmaker, Lucy Parker to be in conversation with Jason N. Parkinson, a video journalist who has closely followed international protest for ten years documenting the attempts by authorities, backed up by police and security forces, to curtail free speech. Lucy will be presenting her research (including clips) for a new film work exploring the experiences of blacklisted construction workers. The discussion will focus on what it means to bear witness to an event, and the subsequent responsibilities and implications of its representation.

The discussion will be followed by a screening of the feature documentary,Miners Shot Down (2014) directed by Rehad Desai. The film documents the Marikana Massacre in South Africa in which 44 people were killed during strike action for a living wage in 2012.

The evening begins at 7pm with a short break before the feature film at 8.30pm (running time 86 minutes). This event is free but booking is essential, as spaces are limited.  A subsidised pay bar and refreshments will be available.


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