Film Screening – Yes to the Work!

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Friday 19 July

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Screening of  ‘Film Screening – Yes to the Work!: The Women’s Art Library’ by director Holly Antrum;  30 mins, colour, sound

Join us for a screening of documentary film Yes to the Work!: The Women’s Art Library by director Holly Antrum. 

With an introduction and post screening discussion with Film Curator Alice Butler, and an online post screening Q+A with director Holly Antrum.

‘Yes to the Work!: The Women’s Art Library’ incorporates the feminist links between art and education. The film socially interweaves a diverse range of artists and researchers connected with the Women’s Art Library in London, and reveals a balance between the preservation of records of self-identified women artists, with their activation. Hosting artists and researchers alike, the WAL is a space that generates creativity, through centring the intersectional feminist strategies that practitioners bring to their time with the library. Featuring the collection, ‘Yes to the Work!’ documents the unique creative setting of the WAL, its users and its host, curator Althea Greenan. The film speaks to the WAL’s mission for the importance of accessible resources centred on women’s art today, and how they might feel, as much as what they can effect.’ (description from LUX website).

Commissioned by Art360 Foundation.

Holly Antrum (b. London, 1983) is an artist filmmaker based in London. She works with 16mm film, digital film and writing, printmaking and drawing. Her practice captures tactile histories but shifts the role of the document to acknowledge and present influences and subjectivities over a material narrative. The visible and ephemeral mechanics of play, poetic resonance, gesture and surface are used in dialogue with her position as filmmaker – bridging the diverging modes of film’s sociality and internal thought.

Free, book or come on the day subject to availability. 


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