Production Grant recipients:
Asuf Ishaq, Untitled
Ishaq's work narrates migration experience as told through a relationship with objects, things left behind by the artist's mother when she migrated to Britain. Drawing inspiration from Édouard Glissant, the piece will incorporate land and soil, recognising its symbolic significance as both a beginning and an endpoint, a transtemporal portal, an archive of migration.
Deborah Joyce Holman, Not you, you (working title)
Not you, you (working title)
is a new experimental artist moving image work that experiments in fabulative storytelling. Not you, you
is conceived as a two-channel installation that takes as its starting point cinematographic tools from TikTok and Cinema Verité. The new commission explores themes of the figure of the trickster both in its narrative and form.
Joseph Bond (RUT), Untitled
Where does masculinity live in our bodies? What does its performance protect or reveal? What does gender fluidity tell us about masculinity? This experimental moving image work will document the figuring out, failures and findings of movement exploring how bodies across the gender spectrum perform and embody masculinity in public space.
Kadeem Oak, Effra Creek! Effra Wash! (Effra Dub)
Effra Creek! Effra Wash! (Effra Dub)
reflects upon the River Effra, a lost tributary of the London Thames. The project examines the cultural ecology of the river's course as it runs from Norwood, through Brixton to Vauxhall. The work explores Afro-Caribbean histories and themes of industry, community, landscape and memory.
Kemi Lijadu, Guardian Angel
Exhibited as a multi-screen projection and multi-sensory live performance, Guardian Angel
is a short film that explores the artist’s relationship with religion, informed by her grandmother, study of African philosophy and Catholic upbringing.
KO__OL, The AudiTT
I stood at the back of the room, laughing, making jokes, and I was, I don't know, fucking amazed. I was so fucking proud of us. I don't know why. I just was. We looked like kids that had done well in life.
is a two-channel film examining memory and lore; oral, aural and behavioural, tradition, millennial folklore and material culture. The work explores the topics of recurring dreams and core memories.
Rebecca Bellantoni, First, everything happens. C.R.Y,
First, everything happens. C.R.Y,
deals with the magic of the city. Looking at the urbanised landscape, materials and past actions/movements. Focussing on a section of West London, this moving image work imagines the city and its energetic traces as a positive trigger for meditation, transformation and growth.
R.I.P. Germain, Mew
documents an asemic exploration into rituals of burning that involve transmuting in order to call in the futures we long for. In holding a space to process the trauma, state violence, displacement and collective grief of this time, Mew
continues a trajectory of creating different types of spaces to witness, mourn and move towards change collectively.
Image credits: Asuf Ishaq | Unless (2021). Yara Dulac Gisler & Deborah Joyce Holman | Image: @adamajalloh | Kadeem Oak | Her02, @KO__OL, 2021 | Kemi Lijadu | Here I touch, Rebecca Bellantoni | R.I.P. Germain, Lloyd 2020, image: Katarzyna Perlak