This 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 second in the series we are screening From a Place of Grace by by Katy Beinart and Lizzie Lloyd with Eelyn Lee and Annetha Mills. As part of Acts of Transfer, Katy Beinart, Lizzie Lloyd, Eelyn Lee and Annetha Mills revisited the original work Futurist Women (2018) for which, over 12-weeks, Eelyn Lee and her collaborators, including an all-female production team, devised the film through collective action research exploring marginalised voices and women’s activism using poetry, costume design and fictional characters. Through this process, collaborators transposed stories of migration, struggle and achievement to create a new local mythology.
We’d love to hear any thoughts, reflections and questions about the project, please get in touch with Polly Wright, Programme Producer if you would like to share anything.
Eelyn Lee is an award-winning artist and filmmaker who has exhibited at Barbican, Tate Modern, National Portrait Gallery and Whitechapel Gallery as well as internationally in Paris, Berlin, Bogotá and Toronto. Her practice combines collective research, devised theatre and filmmaking to create frameworks for ensembles of collaborators to work together. In 2016 Eelyn co-founded Social Art Network, an artist-led network, building agency in the field of art and social practice.
Annetha Mills contributed poems to and was a performer in Eelyn Lee’s Futurist Women (2018).
Brighton CCA’s 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. If you would like to hear more about our Front Room Film bundles please email Polly Wright, Programme Producer.
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.