Experiments in Film
This series focuses on vibrant cinema and pushes at the mainstream boundaries of what we think film is, and what it could be.
Each screening offers a rare chance to see experimental films by important artists, from classics, to new and exciting emerging work. We’re bringing these films (which are often forgotten and swept aside into the margins) to the foreground, and into the communal space of the cinema, where viewing and discussion are so central to the experience of watching them.
Whether you’re a film aficionado, or just keen to learn and enjoy more about cinema as a medium, take a look at our programme.
Experiments in Film: A Radical Duet
In response to the latest film by Onyeka Igwe, a selection of films that challenge colonialism and present modes of revolution, organised in collaboration with Film London and FLAMIN.
Experiments in Film: Lessons of the Hour
This event celebrates Isaac Julien for winning the Kraszna-Krausz Moving Image Book Award, for Isaac Julien: Lessons of the Hour – Frederick Douglass, and his work around Frederick Douglass.
Relaxed Screening: It Grew, She Grew (15)
Co-curated by artist Zara Joan Miller, this evening explores several approaches by artists thinking through non-conforming bodies and their radical potentials.
The KKK Boutique Ain’t Just Rednecks + Suzanne, Suzanne
Across three very different films, Billops and Hatch explore troubling experiences within families, and how race, gender and class shape everyday life.
Finding Christa + A String of Pearls
From the great American documentarians, two films that sit in dialogue about missing family members, from lost daughters to absent fathers, and how their non-existence can affect lives.
Where Were You in 1992? + Conversation
This programme brings together works by Amanda Egbe, Rastko Novaković and Paul Halliday that challenge institutional violence and racism and explores legacies of resistance.
Two films interpreting the physical and mental layers of interior domestic spaces, built around Carrie Mae Weems' exploration of Black female subjectivity.
Experiments in Film: The Gift + Discussion
In her most recent film, artist Jasmina Cibic seeks to explore the relationship between political gifting of culture and the development of European identity.
Experiments in Film: Je reste photographe
Ananias Léki Dago’s portrait of the late Ivorian photographer Paul Kodjo. This intergenerational dialogue becomes a reflection on communication and the dissemination of the work of art.
Alice Neel: Portraiture on Film + Introduction
A series of filmic portraits exploring how female artists have used the moving image to create works drawing formal, political, personal and aesthetic qualities from the medium of portraiture.