Michelle Williams Gamaker
- August 5 @ 4:00 pm - August 5 @ 6:00 pm
How do we tell or show stories with PoC experience at its centre?
Join artist filmmaker and 2020 Supported judge Michelle Williams Gamaker to explore different approaches to identity through storytelling and performance. Discuss ideas that are important to Michelle when she makes work: including “Brown protagonists” and exploring “fictional activism.”
This session is ideal for anyone working with photography, video, performance and writing.
Michelle Williams Gamaker interrogates cinematic construction through moving image, performance and installation. Her work proposes critical alternatives to colonial and imperialist approaches to storytelling in 20th Century British and Hollywood studio films. She recently completed a trilogy of films entitled ‘Dissolution’ (2019), comprising ‘House of Women’ (2017), ‘The Fruit is There to be Eaten’ (2018) and ‘The Eternal Return’ (2019), in which characters from Powell and Pressburger’s 1947 ‘Black Narcissus’ unravel as they become aware of their screened and staged realities. In 2019 she presented her solo ‘Distant Relative’ at Tintype. She is currently working on a new exhibition The End of The River for the Blenheim Walk Gallery, Leeds and is completing the ‘Untold Stories’ commission at Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter, which will result in a new film ‘The Silver Wave’ (2020) and is part of the Arts Council’s Go On Being So at Newlyn Art Gallery & The Exchange.
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