Throughout May and June 2020 Gasworks presents a second series of online screenings of artist films commissioned for our exhibitions programme over the last few years. Featuring works by Beatriz Santiago Muñoz, Patricia Domínguez, and Mathieu Kleyebe Abonnenc, each piece is available to stream on Gasworks’ website for two weeks and is accompanied by interviews with the artists, texts and reviews.
Abbonec’s diaporama re-introduces the public to the work of Sarah Maldoror, a pioneering yet little known French filmmaker of Guadeloupean origin, whose films are closely linked to the liberation struggles in lusophone Africa. Using her films as a catalyst for his research, Abonnenc questions how to approach images of past revolutionary moments and to reactivate the spirit and unifying character of the liberation movements.
Gasworks and Matthieu K Abonnenc wish to dedicate this screening to the memory of Sarah Maldoror who passed away on 13 April 2020, at the age of 90, from COVID19.
Screening link: https://bit.ly/gunsforbanta