Join us in the gallery for a series of short films and conversations curated by Rachel O-Williams featuring works created by a diverse collective of young and emerging artists, directors, photographers and writers who interrogate, critique and celebrate the past and the present.
Kemi Anna Akeedo, As Above (3 mins 39 secs)
Destinie Paige, three (15 mins 50 secs)
Safeen James, Away From The Fields (6 mins 26 secs)
Wendy Owusu, Hidden Heritages (6 mins 43 secs)
Rachel O-Williams & Destinie Paige
Rachel O-Williams, Safeen James & Kemi Anna Adeeko
This event is free to attend, booking required. All welcome.
Kemi Anna Adeeko (she/her) is a filmmaker, writer and content producer committed to creating visuals that share real experiences; Especially relating to her personal life as a Nigerian girl growing up in the UK. She began her creative career as a photographer and studied advertising which has informed her ability to create wholesome concepts. Her strengths lie in storytelling in different mediums whether big-screen films or small-screen social campaigns. She has recently screened her debut short film in collaboration with Converse and John Boyega as well as her film ‘As Above’ in the National Gallery.
Safeen James (she/her) is a multidisciplinary creative, with a focus on filmmaking and photography. As an Afro-Brit, Safeen feels compelled to tell nostalgic stories connected to her African cultural identity, especially the parts that allow her to delve deeper into her heritage.
Wendy Owusu lives and works between France and The Netherlands. With a multidisciplinary practice that works across video, textile, publishing and installation, she focuses on sociology, heritages and afro descendant cultures.
Destinie Paige (she/her) is a British Jamaican director, photographer and set designer whose work explores the unseen beauty in the everyday experiences of women and people of colour. Using photography, film and set design, her imagery has a trademark use of rich colours and elaborate staging that playfully blends inspirations from cinema and fashion to redefine the picture of black culture and femininity.
Rachel O-Williams is a British-Nigerian multidisciplinary artist. Her work explores the connection between her past and present – incorporating her physical surroundings within the context of social and political disintegration from her personal perspective. Sometimes questioning or exploring the complicated interconnection between peoples life in society with race, gender, sexuality and culture her work is political – not always with the intent to be – it is the creation of a double consciousness.