mew, 2022, production still
R.I.P. Germain’s new moving image work
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, displacement and collective uncertainty of this time, mew continues a trajectory of creating different types of spaces to witness, muse and move towards change collectively.
The screening is accompanied by a conversation with the artist and Amal Khalaf, and is followed by DJ sets from Rabz Lansiquot and Ashley Holmes in the Bar until midnight.
R.I.P. Germain is the recipient of an Image Behaviour grant.
R.I.P. Germain’s practice traffics in double meanings, deep resonances and a tension between accessibility and occlusion. Trickster and guide, he tries to dance a fine line: making work that speaks to deep truths without cheapening them with explanations or flattening them out for easy consumption. Sedimented with layers dense with cultural meaning and reference, the extensive research undergirding R.I.P. Germain’s work draws from multiple genres of Black experience, history and culture – personal and collective, seeking to make art that is rigorous about his commitments and possibilities as a Black artist.
R.I.P. Germain has exhibited internationally and recent exhibitions include Supastore Southside, Slingbacks & Sunshine, a group show hosted by Sarah Staton at South London Gallery, UK; Ways of Living #2, a group show presented by Arcadia Missa at NICO in Bari, Italy; Dead Yard, a solo show at Cubitt in London, UK; Double 6 with Ashley Holmes in the former courtroom at Leeds Town Hall, Leeds, UK, and Gidi Up, a solo show at Peak in London, UK. He has a solo exhibition Four Bedrooms With An En suite, A Garage & Garden In A Nice Neighbourhood currently showing at V.O Curations, London until March 24th, and a solo exhibition Shimmer opening at Two Queens, Leicester on March 25 2022.
Amal Khalaf is a curator and artist and currently Director of Programmes at Cubitt and Civic Curator at the Serpentine Galleries. Here and in other contexts she has developed residencies, exhibitions and collaborative research projects at the intersection of art and social justice.
Fri, 17 Jun 2022
All films are ad-free and 18+ unless otherwise stated, and start with a 10 min. curated selection of trailers.
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