Unspeakable Freedom: screening and debate
With Jennet Thomas, Sonya Dyer, Jennifer Thatcher and Niki Russell
16 April, 18:30
£4 (ticket includes a free drink) Booking Link
With the General Election looming, join us for this special screening of Jennet Thomas’ The Unspeakable Freedom Device, an experimental narrative film haunted by the image of Margaret Thatcher as an after-burn on our cultural memory.
Set in a warped primitive-future world, of collapsing signs and imploding meanings, characters in the film become entangled in a Thatcher cargo-cult where the difference between technology and magic has become incomprehensible. Sci-fi and fantasy genres are key reference points in the work.
Jennet Thomas (Matt’s Gallery, London) makes films, performances and installations exploring the connections between the lived everyday, fantasy and ideology. Joining her to discuss the collision between art and politics, sci-fi and fantasy are Sonya Dyer, an artist whose practice explores social organization, public space and performing research in public, Jennifer Thatcher, a curator, lecturer and writer for Art Monthly and Niki Russell, Programme Curator at Primary, who chairs the event.
The event will also feature a one-off live performance taken from The Unspeakable Freedom Device.
The event is presented in association with Modern Culture and CCW Graduate School.