In response to the archive: A curated programme by Hope Strickland + Panel Discussion

4 Dec 2020

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Fri, 04 Dec
14:00 – 16:15

Timezone: Europe/London

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Hosted by: Jamie Allan

The programme will be available on a ‘Pay What You Can’ basis – with a range of ticket prices, including a £0 option or £3 per film so you can choose what you can afford from the options.

The trio of films presented here by Hope Strickland, Tamika Galanis and Onyeka Igwe traverse different generations and styles of visual representation: from archival footage and documentary interviews to a two-screen video installation.


Hope explores the memories of the Windrush generation in elderly care, whilst Tamika’s contemporary interpretation of the archive draws on the nuanced experience of Caribbean Women and Onyeka passes on her Grandfather’s stories of his encounters in Nigeria for future generations. The films are linked through a dialogue between contemporary filmmakers and a commitment to reengaging with the archive.

The In Response to the Archive screening will be followed by a panel discussion with the participating artists. The discussion will be an opportunity for artists to expand on their films and practice. We will also explore what it means to engage with the archive through contemporary filmmaking.

Film Programme:
Hope Strickland: Home Soon Come (2020, 20 mins)
Tamika Galanis: Returning the Gaze: I ga gee you what you lookin’ for (2018, 8 mins)
Onyeka Igwe: the names have changed, including my own and truths have been altered (2019, 25 mins)

Panel guests include:

Hope Strickland
Hope is a visual anthropologist from Manchester, UK. Her forthcoming projects are concerned with an experimental approach to exploring avenues for black agency within audio-visual media.

Tamika Galanis
Tamika Galanis is a documentarian and multimedia visual artist. A Bahamian native, Tamika’s work examines the complexities of living in a place shrouded in tourism’s ideal during the age of climate concerns.

Onyeka Igwe
Onyeka Igwe is an artist and researcher working between cinema and installation. She is born and based in London, UK. In her non-fiction video work Onyeka uses dance, voice, archives, sound design and text to create structural ‘figure-of-eights’, a format that exposes a multiplicity of narratives.

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Jamie Allan

Alice Wilde

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Tamika Galanis

Onyeka Igwe

Hope Strickland

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