We’re screening THE FUTURE WEIRD: Remote Control at the Museum of Arts and Design Saturday 9 August 2014, @3PM & I’m vv excited about it!
Remote Control is four sci-fi/experimental films by four black & brown artists that deal with women negotiating patriarchy and its discontents.
The films are set in, or draw material from, a range of geographies and cultural experiences - Nigeria / Philippines / UK / Morocco, and we’re alert to the cultural specificities. For instance, Zina Saro Wiwa’s film addresses “the unforgiving treatment of single women” in Nigeria and Nollywood specifically. There are also themes that prevail across the films: patriarchy & desire; the fraught relationship between a woman’s freedom & social convention; the horrifying circularity of gendered power dynamics.
These images come to us from dystopian futures and/or via humanoids, androids and psychic vampires, but always telling us something about our present. In Shola Amoo’s film, a white woman experiences sexual liberation by using a black woman as her real-world avatar — why, hello Miley Cyrus / Lily Allen / Iggy Azalea!
Our screenings are always followed by lively, hype, fun discussion — not a Q&A — because there are no experts at The Future Weird, so come talk with us.
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