As part of their next screening, programmed by curator Ian Sergeant, Birmingham Critical Film Forum will be showing “Paradise Circus” (1988). This was a film made with Birmingham Film and Video Workshop that reflects on the way Birmingham, and by extension the post-war city, is perceived by the women that live within it. The Birmingham…Read More
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Michelle Williams Gamaker’s upcoming solo exhibition in March 2023, Our Mountains Are Painted on Glass, premieres a new film work, titled Thieves, at the South London Gallery. Thieves is a sequel to The Bang Straws, which was supported by a Stuart Croft Foundation Moving Image Award in 2020. Through her practice British-Sri Lankan artist Michelle Williams Gamaker explores race, identity, her love of…Read More
Anna Brass’ new experiment film ‘Haukebodde Hacoud Hacwod Aukud’, which was supported by a Stuart Croft Foundation Moving Image Award in 2020, screens for the first time on 25 March at Ancient House Museum in Norfolk. Set in late medieval Italy and Essex, Anna Brass’ short film draws on diverse imagery to depict a world…Read More
The Stuart Croft Foundation is developing a beautiful new book that will be the first monograph to focus on the highly influential artist-filmmaker Stuart Croft. The book will feature Croft’s highly cinematic film stills and production photographs, as well as drawings, draft scripts, and handwritten production notes from his extensive archive. The acclaimed novelist Deborah…Read More
Birmingham Critical Film Forum presents: Earthly Bodies Eastside Projects, Thursday 14 April, 6.30pm Earthly Bodies is a screening of films by artists exploring feminist, embodied relations to the non-human, curated by Birmingham-based curator Jessica Piette. The screening will centre feminist, multi-vocal and ecological film-making practices, showing four short artist films that explore varied material…Read More
Stuart Croft Foundation and Birkbeck Institute of Moving Image (BIMI) are partnering to host ‘Lamentation: on absence, the archive and what comes after’.
This event includes a BIMI Screening Room presentation of Stuart Croft’s films Stag Without a Heart and Drive In followed by an online conversation between writer, filmmaker and curator Adam Roberts and curator/writer Gareth Evans. Adam and Gareth will be talking about 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.Read More
We are partnering with Alchemy Film & Arts to host A = A, a discussion event examining questions of repetition, duration and the loop in artists’ moving image.
Featuring talks by four artists – Panteha Abareshi, Rebecca Jane Arthur, Jennifer Martin (recipient of the 2018 SCF Education Award) and Hogan Seidel – the event marks a year since the first, and what was wrongly assumed to be the only, online edition of Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival.Read More
Stuart Croft’s film Drive In (2007) will be screening in Tourism, a two part exhibition taking place this Spring at Kunsthaus Glarus and Stadtgalerie Bern, curated by Luca Beeler, Richard Sides and Judith Welter. Tourism is a video-exhibition playing with the shift in temporality between the architectural and the filmic space. The technique of montage –…Read More
Stuart Croft Foundation, in partnership with Jupiter Woods presents Questions: ‘The Bang Straws’ with Michelle Williams Gamaker Online, Friday 19th March at 1pm FREE Register for the event The Stuart Croft Foundation is hosting a series of online events called ‘Questions’, where we will be inviting artists, curators, researchers and writers working with artists’…Read More
Lamentation in the Stuart Croft Archive, a book written by curator and filmmaker Adam Roberts, has been published by MA BIBLIOTHÈQUE. The book is the outcome of Adam’s research project supported by the SCF Research Award in 2018, looking into the archive of Stuart Croft held at the BFI National Archives. It accounts Adam’s visits to examine the archival records and the…Read More