Hysteria and the Hybrid Body

17 Feb 2018

Event times

7.30 pm

Cost of entry

£4 in advance, £6 on the door

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Cafe Oto

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • Buses: 30, 38, N38, 67, 76, 149, N149, 56, 277 & 242
  • London Overground: Dalston Kingsland

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PS/Y’s Hysteria and Cinenova Distribution present a programme of moving image work made by women that utilises the female body or feminist perspective to redefine iterations of the term hysteria as a tool for colonial power.


The evening features a rare 16 mm screening of A Song of Ceylon (1985, Australia) by Sri Lankan-born filmmaker Laleen Jayamanne, alongside Tran, T. Kim-Trang's video ekleipsis (1998, USA), Lana Lin's film Stranger Baby (1995, USA) and Pia Arke's Arktisk hysteri [Arctic Hysteria] (1996, Denmark). A new essay by Jayamanne about A Song of Ceylon will be available on the evening, and a DJ set by Evan Ifekoya will follow the screenings.  

This event is part of PS/Y’s Hysteria – a combined arts programme that explores health and illness in contemporary society, focusing on issues of gender, race and cultural identity. Hysteria is curated by Mette Kjærgaard Præst and takes place in partnership with organisations and institutions across London until April 2018.

Cinenova was founded in 1991 following the merger of two feminist film and video distributors, Circles and Cinema of Women. A collectively organised and volunteer-led organisation, Cinenova currently distributes over 500 titles that include experimental film, narrative feature films, artists’ film and video, documentary and educational videos made from 1912 to 2001. The thematics in the work at Cinenova include oppositional histories, postcolonial struggles, domestic and care work, as well as the representation of gender and sexuality.

For the full screening programme, filmmaker biographies and bookings please visit:



Mette Kjærgaard Præst

Exhibiting artists

Pia Arke

Evan Ifekoya

Tran T. Kim-Trang

Lana Lin

Laleen Jayamanne

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