Nasima Begum, working with a selection of women from Aurora Trinity Collective, has made a short film which will be released in two parts. The film opens up thoughts and feelings in relation to housework and exploring the value and worth of housework from women’s stories and experiences. The project creates a safe space to share feelings and thoughts at a time when isolating has brought our relationships with ‘home’ into focus.
Request Stop takes a meandering walk around the small rural village of Ferryside in South West Wales, to the train station. The film considers the ways in which the railway has shaped the community, exploring its changing social landscape from a once bustling seaside resort, to a quiet village where trains only stop on request.
A blend of local history, folktale, and hearsay, stories of the village, past and present, are told through conversation with local women. From childhood memories, to musings on the afterlife, the film builds a picture of the small close-knit community that is personal, anecdotal and completely unreliable.
Madam Kamboulé plays with embodying the mas’ energy of Trinidad’s Traditional Carnival character: ‘The Midnight Robber’. Madam Kamboulé pays homage to the oral historians of Carnival tradition. This work addresses residues of my own insecurity in relation to how I perform, paint and write – finding the opportunity to play with, explore and remember my voice in my writing, through spoken word and performance.
‘‘when a person goes missing, they leave a small space – no bigger than twice the size of themselves – for everyone to gather and grieve inside’’
Radha Patel is a writer and artist whose work intersects across colonialism, nature, religion and the future. Following on from her text ‘notes from aarti’s diary’, which she developed during her time on g39’s UNITe programme (2019), she will tell the story of a young woman who goes to space to look for her missing sister…after an electrical fault caused her to become trapped inside a space vessel, sending her to live on the Planet Kelvin.
With the darkness setting in for winter, we hope that you are all well, staying safe, and staying positive.
We are excited about the things we have coming up in the next few of months. After enjoying Aled Simons’ Halloween celebration of artworks and oddities we are we are looking forward to seeing what the rest of our Intermission series will bring over the winter months.
We have another round of remote 1-2-1s planned. Our 1-2-1 series is an opportunity for artists to have one to one conversations with established artists and curators. It’s a chance to have a focused discussion on development of work and creative practice. This month we have Simeon Barclay, Katrina Palmer, and Angelica Sule taking part in the programme. We are making plans to reopen the gallery to the public in 2021, we can’t wait to see you all in person again, keep an eye on our website and social media for updates on this, and the details of our Intermission off-site / on-line programme.
We hope this mix of things is welcome. If there is anything you want to see more of, features you want to see, suggestions or things you want featured, send them to email@example.com as early as possible and we’ll try to include them.
This bulletin is put together by the five of us left in the scattered g39 - still working from sofas and kitchen tables.
Keep safe and well,
Image: ‘Weight’, installation view ‘Nudes Never Wear Glasses’, Stills, Edinburgh, 2017. Photo: Ruth Clark.
Simeon Barclay draws upon fashion, music, and popular culture to make works that activate complex cultural histories and examine the ways in which we construct and perform identity and self. Combining found and appropriated imagery with text, video, installation and sculpture, Barclay creates reductive, sophisticated works that address aspects of aesthetics, British culture, subjectivity and memory.
When we're open again (!) the warp Library is open, a de-instututional resource for all. The collection mainly houses artist books, arts-related reference books, zines and pamphlets. These span from the socio-political to the experimental, from 60s avant-garde retrospectives to contemporary exhibition publications; and hopefully everything in between. This in an ever-developing, growing collection.
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