Screen Practices is a new series foregrounding collective endeavour in the ICA Cinema. Every month, the Cinema will become a space of experimentation, collaboration and exchange programmed over a weekend by an invited collective.
The series aims to embrace alternative programming and curatorial practices evolving within a fast-evolving film exhibition landscape, notably marked by fewer and fewer spaces embracing experimentation. As one of the last remaining independent spaces, the ICA aims, with the series, to bring audiences together, resisting recent industry development that have contributed to scattering them.
Screen Practices advocates for an expansion of the notion of film exhibition by showcasing unconventional practices and means of engagement. Acknowledging the physicality of Cinema as a tool for expression and exchanges, the series creates a space for individuals and collectives to operate. During those weekends, the Cinema merely exists through the interaction between the guest programme and its audience – both of which are constitute elements of its existence. Each guest programme is complemented by an in-depth audio conversation, published on our podcast Infrequencies in the lead-up to the event.
Shasha Movies is the independent streaming service for South-West Asian and North African cinema. The platform presents a carefully curated selection of 20 films every two months to a global audience, in original language with English subtitles. Films are available to watch by all, anywhere in the world.
Pink Life KuirFest founded in 2011 and organised by Turkey’s oldest trans, autonomous organisation Pink Life (Pembe Hayat), is the first and only queer film festival in Turkey since 2011. The festival endeavours to transnationalise awareness of the existence/ resistance of LGBTQI+ people in and from Turkey through the development of a series of artistic interventions and film programmes in spaces across the Republic and abroad. Through its international collaborations, KuirFest showcases films by local talents and presents them through an intersectional, queer lens. pembehayatkuirfest.org
ajabu ajabu is a collective of audio-visual practitioners based in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania working on the preservation, production, and presentation of audio-visual art. Their work has featured internationally and is centered around curatorial interrogations related to deconstructing bias across film cultures, platforming underrepresented narratives and modes of storytelling, and promoting amateur and experimental practice. ajabuajabu.com
Fri 2 – Sun 4 June LUBUNYA Dispatches
A programme of
screenings and live events curated by this Turkish collective in solidarity with LGBTQ+ communities