You are invited to join us for an informal online chat with Michelle Williams Gamaker about filmmaking, The Jarman Award 2020, Powell and Pressburger, Fictional Activism and maybe Tanita Tikaram. With Anthony Shapland and Cinzia Mutigli.
Michelle Williams Gamaker works with moving image, performance and installation. Her practice is often in dialogue with film history, particularly Hollywood and British studio films. By restaging scenes to reveal their politically problematic, imperialist roots; her work is a form of 'fictional activism' to recast characters originally played by white actors with people of colour. She combines scriptwriting, workshopping with actors, revisiting analogue VFX and producing props to create intricately staged films.