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Uncovering the Archive IV: An evening of films curated by The West Asian and North African Women’s Art Library
July 27, 2023 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm BST
The West Asian and North African Women’s Art Library presents am evenings of films and talk as part of the “Uncovering the Archive” youth programme.
We will be screening 3 films by artists Zineb Sedira, Marwa Arwanios and Rojda Yavuz, facilitating a talk between Kaitlene Koranteng, Lamya Sadiq and Evar Hussayni as well as a display of archival material from all three libraries that visitors can interact with, all in relation to resistance movements and art practices originating from the West Asian and North African region.
The films span from 2000 to 2023 and will take viewers through a journey of observation around the way political, historical and personal experiences can be portrayed and characterised through experimental filmmaking and video art, and how this contributes to forms of memory making and knowledge production. The talk will then use this as a point of departure to discuss how archives influence filmmaking practices and whether film itself can be considered an alternative form of archiving. There will also be discussions around what archives are and who is usually found within them. We will be asking questions such as: Can alternative forms of archiving, specifically via film, unfold and encourage a re-imagination or a re-memory? And how can archives/libraries and practitioners create new modes of respect and care in the circulation of documentation and political, historical and personal information?
The event is open to everyone though we highly encourage those aged 25 and under to attend!