Artspace

DIRT FUTURE

Ruth Ige, Tash Keddy, Sione Monu, Joanna Neumegen, Shiraz Sadikeen, Samuel Te Kani, Nââwié Tutugoro

Mentor Hamishi Farah
Curatorial support Bridget Riggir-Cuddy with Cameron Ah Loo-Matamua

August 4 - September 2, 2017

Public Programme

DIRT FUTURE

 

Benevolent nipples dripping nectar for the youth. I am no longer a mother, but a deposit of cellular memory making contact with divinity. My services include full access to the intimate histories and biomythographies of my diasporic children.

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The project of finding epistemologies. Undoing the colonial endeavor in all its manifestations. Bearing witness to histories that manifest through the body. The trace of violence as found through self-sovereignty.


 Public Programme

 

Workshop: Ransom Notes To God with Naawie Tutugoro, 
Saturday August 19, 12pm-2pm
Suitable for all ages
Light refreshments provided

 

Artist Nââwié Tutugoro will hold the collage and found item workshop 'Ransom Notes to God', in association with our education programme Snakes and Ladders. The workshop expands on Tutugoro's sculptural practice and envisions a space for catharsis and forgiveness through scrapbooking techniques.  

 

Screening: Double Feature The Wicker Man & Don't Look Now with Samuel Te Kani, 
Wednesday August 23, 5pm–6.30pm
Both films R16
Light refreshments provided

 

Join us for a back to back screening of some hyper-stylised seventies horror! Theatrically released as a double feature, Don't Look Now and The Wicker Man have both respectively left distinct legacies in the genre, influencing the work of directors like Wes Craven (Last House on the Left, Scream) and Hideo Nakata (The Ring, Dark Water), among many others.

 

Don't Look Now (1973, 1h50m) is loosely based on a Daphne Du Maurier novel, whose work has been famously adapted many times: Hitchcock's Rebecca, more recently My Cousin Rachel, etc. Her work is distinctly gothic and gravitates between macabre melodrama and supernatural horror. Don't Look Now is the latter, following a grieving couple's move to Venice after the accidental death of their daughter. It's there they begin seeing what couldn't possibly be, but which they increasingly suspect to be, their daughter, hiding behind corners, keeping to the shadows. With the help of a local psychic they pursue this apparition down the streets of Venice, quickly realising that they're being lured by something demonic.

 

The Wicker Man (1973, 1h42m) is a film that rendered the pastoral in pagan brush strokes from which it's never fully recovered (most recently, see Ben Wheatley's Kill List, 2011). It is centered around a detective traveling to a remote island, following up an anonymously sent missive requesting aid in the disappearance of a girl from the local village community. Once there, his devout Catholic sensibilities are challenged as he realises the place operates under a ritual paganism that sees children being taught the divinity of sex, orgies in cemeteries, and (gasp) human sacrifice.

 

It'll run pretty late coz like, it's two whole movies (don't worry, there'll be an intermission). If you want to bring a bean bag, that's cool too.

 

Workshop: Rubens, Rembrandt & You with Tash Keddy, 
Thursday August 24, 5pm–6.30pm
Suitable for all ages
Light refreshments provided

 

Join us for an observational drawing class with Dirt Future artist Tash Keddy, in collaboration with our Snakes and Ladders education programme. 

 
Upcoming
Artist Floor Talk
Saturday September 2, 2pm
 

The Chartwell Trust is pleased to once again support the annual Artspace New Artists Show for 2017.

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