Invert Visions, a cinematic space that celebrates the Queer gaze in Artist Film, sharing our lives & stories, our voices & expression. From playful documentary to punk collage and phantasmagorical animation, this collection of short films showcases the breadth of styles & experiences in contemporary Queer moving image. Reappropriating the late 19th/early 20th century term ‘Invert’ (used to refer to a homosexual person*), this screening proudly explores the ‘inverted’ world; the internal landscape of emotion & intimacy, and public experience of Otherness, erasure, and finally, community. MicroActs presents 22 LGBTQ+ shorts from around the world, filled with joy & pathos.
*“sexual instinct turned by inborn constitutional abnormality toward persons of the same sex” Havelock Ellis, 1927
Curated by Liberty Antonia Sadler
MICROACTS, Artist Film Screenings
...short stories...small rebellions...mini manifestos...personal fables...snippets of memory...
MicroActs is a program of short films, 6 minutes or less, exploring concentrated storytelling through moving image. From bold political expression to delicate personal memories to abstract experimental collages; MicroActs aims to create a thought-provoking, informative and diverse evening of film. Works can be narrative or non-linear, experimental or scripted, abstract emotions, comedy sketches, music videos, and more, MicroActs is looking for works that share politics, intersectional experiences and tell stories. We are proud to be a truly international film night, with works coming from all over the world to create an evening of conversation through moving image.
Founded in 2017, the aim of these events is to champion subjective & personal political moving image works, promote artist film in London, and create a community of artists & filmmakers sharing their works and supporting each other.
microactslondon.com / @microacts
THE CHATEAU, London
We are The Chateau, an underground DIY LGBTIQA+ bar, cultural space and performance collective for South East London, created by and for queers. Branded as “revolutionary” by Time Out Magazine, our purpose is to address the severe lack of safer spaces for the LGBTIQA+ community in SE London. Since 2006 official figures showed across London 58% of LGBTQIA+ venues have closed, in Southwark borough that figure is 67%, and in neighbouring Lewisham it is 100%. Originally born as a 2 month DIY queer pop-up in an empty religious themed cocktail bar in Camberwell, The Chateau seeks to change the narrative, and bring positivity into the scene through radical queer programming in a unique and inclusive space, especially catering to those marginalised within our community. Come and join the queer revolution in SE London!
www.thechateau.org.uk / @the_chateau_
FULL ACCESSIBILTY INFO
Unfortunately The Chateau is a basement venue with a staircase, therefore not wheelchair accessible.
The main space is entered from the street, with one step up from the pavement to the small lobby. To get to the bar there is a single staircase with 10 steps that has bannisters on either side. After 6 steps there is a a level platform, and door, leading to the venue, then, four more steps to get you into The Chateau. There are no steps or stairs once you are in the basement.
The smoking area is outside the main entrance, back on street level, managed by SIA security staff.
There are two toilet bays in the basement space, each are gender neutral and have no steps to them. The first toilets contains 2 stalls and 2 sinks, the second, has 2 urinals, 2 sinks and a stall.
There are banquettes, tables and stools around the space if you need to sit down we have varied options.
The overall bar has low lighting, we do not use strobe lights or a haze machine, the toilets are well lit. There is a quieter area in the back with no bar for people to sit and chat. The floors are wooden and we have a tiled dance floor.
The staff and management are all friendly queers, if you have any further questions on accessibility then please contact us on email@example.com and we will do our best to help in advance and on the night.