*This event has been postponed, details of new date to be announced.
To launch our Artists’ Film International 2020 programme on the theme of language, London-based artist Rhea Storr shares and discusses three key works: Junkanoo Talk (2017), A Protest, A Celebration, A Mixed Message (2018), and Bragging Rights (2019). Storr is joined by artist and curator Rabz Lansiquot for a Q&A following the screening.
Each film approaches carnival as a space of both celebration and protest in films that explore the social structures, costume and language of carnival, the visibility of black bodies in rural spaces and her identity as an artist of Bahamian and British heritage.
Rhea Storr (b. 1991, Leeds, UK) is an artist based in London. Her practice spans moving image, drawing and writing. She received an MA in Contemporary Art Practice from the Royal College of Art (2017) and a BFA from The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, University of Oxford (2013). She makes work about black and mixed-race identities, asking where images fail or resist us. She often works on 16mm film. Recent screenings include National Museum of African American History and Culture, US, European Media Art Festival, Hamburg International Short Film Festival, Kassel Doc Fest, Berwick Film and Media Art Festival and Aesthetica Short Film Festival. She is the winner of the inaugural Louis Le Prince Experimental Film Prize and teaches workshops at the film co-operative Not Nowhere.
Rabz Lansiquot is a filmmaker, curator, and DJ. They were a leading member of sorryyoufeeluncomfortable (SYFU) collective from its inception in 2014 and currently work alongside Imani Robinson as the collective Languid Hands. Rabz is currently Curator In Residence at LUX Moving Image, developing a public and educational programme around Black liberatory cinema. They were a programme advisor for London Film Festival’s Experimenta strand in 2019 and are currently on the Selection Committee for Sheffield Doc Fest. They are also training to deliver workshops in working with Super 8 cameras at not.nowhere and are a board member at City Projects.