29 October 2019
19:00 – 21:00
Close Up Cinema, 97 Sclater Street E1 6HR
New Moving Image is a quarterly series of screening programmes running between October 2019 and October 2020. Featuring new, in-progress, or seldom screened work by emerging artists, each hour-long programme will be followed by a panel discussion with participating filmmakers.
Programme One features work by artists Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Seecum Cheung, Mathew Parkin, Will Pham, and Rhea Storr.
RESEARCH READING NETWORK GROUP: CULTURAL TRAUMA AND ART | INIVA | INSTITUTE OF INTERNATIONAL VISUAL ARTS
Thursday 31 January 2019
Free, booking required
Trauma has no boundaries. It can manifest itself though sexual, gender, religious or racial oppression, socio-economic status, physical ability and the stigma of mental health. Such experiences can result in isolation, behavioural health concerns and in communities keep cultural identity in a 'perpetual state of crisis'.
Cultural institutions are designed to collect, preserve and interpret cultural histories. However, they have had historical problems in representing cultural artefacts or culture as living process and not a remnant to be looked at through glass.
Join our Research Network Reading Group with artist Seecum Cheung as we look at the relationship between cultural trauma and art by reading extracts of museum educator Timothy P. Brown’s essay ‘Trauma, Museums and the Future of Pedagogy’ (2004), to answer 'what is the pedagogical value of museums and their relationship to communities of trauma?'
This will be discussed in conjunction with exploring the themes of mental health and womanhood in the contemporary Black British experience through reading the photoessay and textual zine ‘Yam and Other Hard Food’ (2018), produced through narratives and text by Saint Lovie aka Georgina Johnson in collaboration with photographer Adama Jalloh.
IMPAKT FESTIVAL | Q&A WITH MILOS TRAKILOVIC AND SEECUM CHEUNG, MODERATED BY ALEX ANIKINA | UTRECHT | NL
Saturday 27 October 2018
NO READING AFTER THE INTERNET | CHEYANNE TURIONS, DAM PROJECTS AND SEECUM CHEUNG | THE SHOWROOM | LONDON, UK
Thursday 15 February 2018
Free, no booking required
Initiated in 2008 by cheyanne turions, with Amy Lynn Kazymerchyk and Alexander Muir, No Reading After the Internet is a salon series dealing with cultural texts, which are read aloud by attendees.
For this event excerpts will be drawn from the following texts: WHEREAS by Layli Long Soldier (2017), which dissects the language of settler occupation through prose poetry; Saving Solidarity: Feminism and Nationalism in the Third World by Rafia Zakaria (2016), which addresses two audiences directly—western feminists and feminists in the global south in essayistic form; and The Unwomanly Face of War by Svetlana Alexievich (1985), which chronicles the experiences of the Soviet women who fought on the front lines of the Second World War.
Texts will be handed out to attendees and no pre-reading is required.
This event forms part of No Person’s Land, a residency and research project coordinated and developed by DAM Projects. No Person’s Land uses joint research to enact how alternative structures might be formed between peers based on shared commitments and support; mapping a terrain between practice, thinking and being. In this spirit, this iteration of No Reading features three texts, chosen collaboratively, that explicitly frame the power relations and social assumptions that otherwise invisibly structure cultural work.
IDEOLOGY MEETS IMPLEMENTATION | GUEST SCREENING | W139 | AMSTERDAM, NL
Saturday 12 November 2017
6.00 - 9.30pm
Through an open call, the artists of the exhibition Ideology Meets Implementation have selected a group of videos screened on 12 of November. For the launch of this final screening week, selected participants were invited to to introduce their work.
As part of this program, we had two special guests who were invited by Pendar Nabipour (IMI initiator) to be part of this screening program:
Robert Glas, with "How to Motivate Someone to Leave Voluntarily" and Seecum Cheung, with "The Dutch Window"
The videos selected via open call:
- Oscar Go Juul (Oscar Go Juul), with "SIDE BOOB"
- Nazanin Karimi, with "Landscape on Hold"
- Marija Angelovska, with "Breach of Intimacy"
- Wayne Lim, with "The Hyperrestrained Order (HRO)"
- Marius Mathisrud, with "FREEDOOM FIGHTER"
- Mary Ponomareva, with "Luxury Survival Fair"
ANNI HEINRICH SUSSMANN FOUNDATION PRIZE | SCREENING AND AWARD CEREMONY | 21ER HAUS | VIENNA, AT
Screening and Award Ceremony
Tuesday 7 November 2017
5.00 - 9.00pm
4 weeks after the Nationalrat election, the international new Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Prize will be awarded to artists who feel committed to democracy and anti-fascism.
The international committee of the Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Foundation consisting of top-class curators, artists and multipliers has again nominated an impressive list of artists for the Sussmann Prize this year. In a second step, the winner of the new Anni and Heinrich Sussmann Prize 2017 was chosen from this list.
The award will be presented on Tuesday, November 7, 2017 as part of a presentation evening followed by a discussion in the 21st Haus / Blickle Kino.
CURRENCIES OF TIME AND LOVE | SEECUM CHEUNG, BAGA GöRKEM YALIM AND ISABELLE SULLY | PERDU | AMSTERDAM, NL
Saturday 10 November 2017
What is the spectrum of currencies by which creative labor can be valued? Thinking through concepts of solidarity, friendship, and emotional labor, the freedoms and restraints of alternative and normative currencies will be investigated.
Seecum Cheung will speak about the potentials of encountering another. To consider it as a period of osmosis, as a potential for transformation, as conflict, and as a method to practice culpability and action. Circling and reflecting upon the testimonies as gathered by Svetlana Alexievich in Second-Hand Time, the intimate poetry of Anne Boyer in Garments Against Women and Sarah Schulman’s analysis of social relations on the personal and the political in Conflict is Not Abuse.
Cheung will think through these texts in relation to her time working with and for charities. The campaigns were able to generate huge momentum, which saw her and others working through precarious conditions, the ideology of the 'bigger goal' propelling them to ‘get things done’ no matter the cost. But what are the limits to supporting a cause which you can not see, nor feel, nor question? Or: how does a campaign contribute towards an imaginary cause? And (how) does it shape our responses to those whom we are meant to support? Cheung will weigh her personal desire to make ‘meaningful change’ against the limits and outcomes of the(se) campaigns.
Isabelle Sully will explore the conditions and politics of production in friendship. When working with friends, what currencies are we trading in? And to turn the phrase on its head: what might we be trading in, giving up, when we commit to working in the uncertain territory of friendship? In an attempt to answer these questions, Isabelle has invited fellow artist and friend Baha Görkem Yalım to join her, to re-perform a work of his which she considers to be a gift.
When she first encountered this work it was protected by the institution that was their school. Now, his occupational health and safety is in her care. How might she then attempt re-gift this to you, outside the legal safety of an institutional structure and beyond the willingness to receive a gift through friendship? And most of all, who is she to assume that it's now her gift to give?
PRECARITY CENTRE | 'FEAR IS A VERY BAD ADVISOR' | SCREENING AND TALK BY SEECUM CHEUNG | GRAND UNION | BIRMINGHAM, UK
Thursday 3 March 2016
‘Fear is a very bad advisor.’1 The immigration crisis has compromised Europe`s post-war credo of multiculturality and integration, triggering an inwards-looking nationalism which seeks to paralyse the political and personal morale. Xenophobia and protectionism is growing, anti-immigrantion rhetoric is entering the mainstream and anti-Islamic parties are establishing themselves as the only authentic voice of protest.’
Seecum Cheung has been conducting a series of interviews to study the rise of right-wing radicalism within Europe, featuring footage collected from Germany, The Netherlands, Sweden, Belgium and the UK. In the past few months, she has interviewed leading experts in the field such as Bernd Wagner, co-founder of EXIT-Deutschland, a group dedicated to helping individuals to leave the neo-Nazi and Salafist scene, Hans Vorländer, political scientist and expert on Pegida (Patriotic Europeans Against the Islamisation of the Occident) and members from the political parties Alternative für Deutschland (AfD), National Democratic Party of Germany (NPD) and Bürger in Wut. Her interviews also include Hans Brun, a counter-terrorist expert based in Sweden and social activist Blanca, founder of various refugee projects in Colombia and Germany. The footage will culminate in a final film installation due to be released in July 2016.
For ‘Precarity Centre’ Seecum spoke about the methods she has taken to gather her interviews, such as her invitation to the journalist and writer Richard Cooke, who helped to secure a significant amount of interviews for their time in Germany. She discussed the precariousness of traversing spaces that are known to be xenophobic and will comment upon the process of working with an evolving political subject.