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This event is part of Acts of Transfer

This special programme of Front Room Film engages with Acts of Transfer, a project about returns, re-enactments, repetitions, and retellings. Beginning in 2021 as a collaboration between artist Katy Beinart and writer Lizzie Lloyd, Acts of Transfer documents and reactivates a selection of artworks from the past that contain elements of social engagement or public participation.

For the last in the series we are screening Be someone completely different by Katy Beinart and Lizzie Lloyd with Matt Stokes and Chris Welton.

As part of Acts of Transfer, Katy Beinart, Lizzie Lloyd, Matt Stokes and Chris Welston revisited the original work Stone Frigate (LARP) (2015) by Matt Stokes who explored the forgotten wartime history of Kielder though Stone Frigate, a Live Action Role Play (LARP) that involved 30 participants and a purpose built 1942 barrack hut.


1. Read an introduction to the project and a corresponding text to revisiting this work by Lizzie Lloyd.

2. Watch Be someone completely different:

Matt Stokes is concerned with the dynamics that shape individual and collective identity. His works are often made in response to particular subcultures, and typically developed over long periods. Working predominantly in film, installation and events, Stokes seeks to celebrate and challenge assumptions about alternative ways of living, reflecting on social cohesion and the common humanity that binds us together.

Chris Welston participated in Matt Stokes’ Stone Frigate (LARP) (2015).

This series of events is an extension of Acts of Transfer and has been developed in collaboration between the artists, Brighton CCA and Towner Eastbourne.

Our Front Room Film programme distributes curated bundles online that include digital access to a film for 24-hours, a contextual introduction to the project and a text in the form of an essay or in conversation. This edition will become available on this page on Thursday 24th March 2022 at 6pm and will be live streaming until Friday 25th March 2022, 6pm. If you would like to receive this Front Room Film bundle via email please email Polly Wright, Programme Producer.

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