In 2021, the Stuart Croft Foundation hosted a series of online events called ‘Questions’, where we invited artists, curators, researchers and writers working with artists’ moving image to discuss the process of thinking and making behind their projects.
‘The Bang Straws’ with Michelle Williams Gamaker, in partnership with Jupiter Woods
Online, 19th March 2021
Speakers: Michelle Williams, Carolina Ongaro, Katie Simpson, Annie Jael Kwan, Steven Eastwood.
For the first in a series, we partnered with Jupiter Woods and welcomed artist Michelle Williams Gamaker to talk about her film The Bang Straws, which in 2020 was awarded the SCF Moving Image Award from the Stuart Croft Foundation and a ‘Herstories & Feminisms’ research and development grant from Jupiter Woods. Michelle talked with Carolina Ongaro and Katie Simpson from Jupiter Woods about their collaboration and the research and production process, discussing the importance of supporting artistic research and experimenting with ways of making this public. She then spoke with curator and researcher Annie Jael Kwan, exploring the film’s relationship with traditional Chinese art forms and tropes, the legacy of colonial filmmaking and cinematic practice, and how fictional activism and intercultural solidarity might operate as a methodology/lens for artists and organisers.
A=A, in partnership with with Alchmey Film & Arts
Online, 29th April 2021
Speakers: Panteha Abareshi, Rebecca Jane Arthur, Jennifer Martin, Hogan Seidel, Michael Pattison, Steven Eastwood.
We partnered with Alchemy Film & Arts to host a discussion event examining questions of repetition, duration and the loop in artists’ moving image. Featuring talks by three artists – Panteha Abareshi, Rebecca Jane Arthur, Jennifer Martin (recipient of the 2018 SCF Education Award) and Hogan Seidel – the event marked a year since the first, and what was wrongly assumed to be the only, online edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival.
‘LAMENTATION: ON ABSENCE, THE ARCHIVE AND WHAT COMES AFTER’, in partnership with BIRKBECK INSTITUTE OF MOVING IMAGE
ONLINE, FRIDAY 4TH JUNE
Speakers: Adam Roberts, Gareth Evans
We partnered with Birkbeck Institute of Moving Image (BIMI) to host a live online conversation between writer, filmmaker and curator Adam Roberts and curator/writer Gareth Evans to discuss cultural value and its legacies in the face of ecological collapse, drawing from Adam’s research and his new book ‘Lamentation. In the Stuart Croft Archive’ which was supported by the 2018 Stuart Croft Foundation Research Award. The event included a BIMI Screening Room presentation of Stuart Croft’s films ‘The Stag Without a Heart’ (2010) and ‘Drive In (2007)’, shared for 48 hours before the event.
March 28, 2021-May 24, 2021, Kunsthaus Glarus and Stadtgalerie Bern
Stuart Croft’s film Drive In (2007) was screened as part of a two part group exhibition curated by Luca Beeler, Richard Sides and Judith Welte. The show featured artists Marie Angeletti, Stuart Croft, Tony Hill, Judith Hopf, Morag Keil, Nina Könnemann, Miriam Laura Leonardi, Jordan Lord, Asta Lynge, Stuart Middleton, Phung-Tien Phan, Josiane M.H. Pozi, Steve Reinke, Dani ReStack, Richard Sides, Terre Thaemlitz.
For more information, visit the Kunsthaus Glarus website.
‘A Restless Rendition’
September 5 – October 31, 2020, Galerie Drei
Stuart Croft’s film Drive In (2007) was screened as part of a group exhibition curated by Kathrin Bentele. The show featured artists Stuart Croft, Loretta Fahrenholz, Yuki Kimura, Angharad Williams.
For more information, visit the Galerie Drei website.
‘Artists, Fiction and Cinema: Staging the Stuart Croft Archive’
19th April 2018, BFI Southbank
Speakers: Will Fowler, Emma Bennett, Anna Lucas and Harriet Fleuriot
In April 2018, the BFI hosted ‘Artists, Fiction and Cinema: Staging the Stuart Croft Archive’, a special re-presentation of Stuart Croft’s 2014 Sotheby’s lecture alongside the first UK screening of his 2010 film, ‘The Stag Without a Heart’. The event, which was developed in partnership with the foundation, revisited Stuart’s ideas and reflected on how his archive might be activated in the present day.