• Free Film & Artists' Q&A Event

    29/02/2016 | Light House Media Centre

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    Join us for the second in our series of Collecting Cultures Black Art Project film screenings and discussions, with two eminent artist/curators, Marlene Smith and Sonia Boyce. The films selected by our guest artists relate to the black female experience and contribute significantly to discourses of identity and representation.

    Coffee Coloured Children addresses the theme of body image from mixed-race perspectives through a montage of powerful images and a haunting soundtrack of childhood songs. Dreaming Rivers is a bittersweet and nostalgic short drama illustrating the spirit of modern families touched by the experience of migration.

    Dreaming Rivers (1988, 30 min), Directed by Martine Atille

    Coffee Coloured Children (1988, 15 min), Directed by Ngozi Onwurah

    Followed by Q&A with artist/curators Marlene Smith and Sonia Boyce

    The screening will be followed by a conversation between Marlene Smith and Sonia Boyce. Marlene Smith was a member of the Blk Art Group (1979-84) and is now UK Research Manager for the AHRC-funded Black Artists and Modernism Research Project based at the University of Arts London and delivered in collaboration with Middlesex University. Sonia Boyce emerged as an artist in the early 1980s as a key figure in the Black-British art scene. She is Professor of Fine Art at Middlesex University and is the Principal Investigator for the Black Artists and Modernism project.


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