SONGS FROM A FORGOTTEN PAST, Ayo Akingbade, Duncan Campbell, and Susan Hiller.
SONGS FROM A FORGOTTEN PAST
15 December 2020 - 15 January 2021
Through themes of marginality and its representation, community, storytelling, world-building, and reframing of histories, these works remind us that among failed historical projects lies the potential for new visions of the future.
WE ARE HERE is a series of moving image programmes presented as compilations of artist films, created by some of UK’s most outstanding contemporary emerging and established artists. Artspace Aotearoa presents four of these compilations to screen for their summer Cinema programme. The artists featured use forms of biography, documentary, poetry and fiction as strategies to provoke new perspectives and discourse around issues of memory, national identity, marginality and intimacy. WE ARE HERE was curated by Tendai John Mutambu for the British Council, the UK international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, and LUX, an international arts agency that supports and promotes artists' moving image practices. Each of the four artist film compilations screen for either two or three weeks, during which each will interrogate a specific theme.
Artists include - Noor Afshan Mirza (fka Karen Mirza) & Brad Butler, Ayo Akingbade, Duncan Campbell, Luke Fowler, Beatrice Gibson, Callum Hill, Susan Hiller, Ursula Mayer, Naeem Mohaiemen, Rosalind Nashashibi, The Otolith Group, Morgan Quaintance, Stephen Sutcliffe, Rehana Zaman.