The second instalment of GIVE BIRTH TO ME TOMORROW, this year’s Artists’ Moving Image Festival continues with an online screening, available to watch for free from Saturday 13 March for a week on our website.
The darkness of the new moon is for setting intentions. It is a time of reflection. There is a sense of calm and renewal. These are the energies that unite our next episode of three moving image works. Each rooted in a specific site, rocks are sexed and caressed, black volcanic waters still time and tropical winds speak a language of resistance. Erotic, otherworldly, elemental.
At moments, there are suggestions of something like a ritual actions, performed to mark transitional passages, they encourage a recognition of seasons and of change. To perform a ritual requires belief in the certainty that things require and can withstand becoming undone.
The programme includes works by Minia Biabiany, Evan Ifekoya, and Mathew Wayne Parkin and is accompanied by a discussion event hosted by the programmers on Thursday 18 March from 6–8pm.
Evan Ifekoya, Contoured Thoughts, 2019. 4 mins, 42 sec.
Minia Biabiany, Pawòl sé van (words are wind), 2020. 13 mins.
Mathew Wayne Parkin, Mud Mask, 2018. 8 mins.
Total running time: 25 mins, 42 sec.