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Tell me the story Of all these things: Rehana Zaman in conversation with Ch...
Fri, May 5, 2017, 6:00 PM – 8:00 PM BST
Pavilion presents a screening and conversation with artist Rehana Zaman and curator and writer Chandra Frank.
Zaman’s video Tell me the story Of all these things (2016) shown at Tenderpixel, London (2016–2017) explores processes of disassembling as constitutive of lived experience. Drawing together intimate conversations between the artist and her two sisters, ominous animated visions of a metamorphosing body, e-learning training on Prevent, and staged, performed gestures; the work attends to the particular experiences of British Muslim women. Tell me the story Of all these things takes its title from Theresa Hak Kyung Cha’s ‘Dictee’, a novel that deploys a variety of texts to examine themes of dislocation and fragmentation. Taking Cha’s work as a departure point
Dreaming Rivers (1988) directed by Martina Attille (Sankofa Film and Video) is a bittersweet drama reflecting on migration, dislocation and the Windrush Generation. Attille has said that this film ‘illustrates the spirit of modern families touched by the experience of migration,’ as it follows the memories of Caribbean-born Miss T and her family.
The screening is followed by Rehana Zaman in conversation with Chandra Frank, an independent curator, writer and PhD candidate whose work focuses on the Black, Migrant and Refugee women’s movement in the Netherlands during the 1980s.
This event is part of The Problem of Perspective: Interwoven Histories series. Interwoven Histories is a two-year project addressing migration and representation.
Rehana Zaman is an artist based in London working predominantly with moving image. Her work considers the interplay of multiple social dynamics that constitute subjects along particular socio-political formations. These narrative based artworks, often deadpan and neurotic, are frequently generated through conversation and collaboration with others. Solo exhibitions include Material Art Fair, Mexico City (2017), Tenderpixel, London (2017), The Tetley, Leeds, (2014) and Studio Voltaire, London, (2013). Group exhibitions and screenings include ICA, London, Contemporary Art Tasmania, Australia, The Irish Film Institute, Dublin, Berwick Film and Media Festival, The Showroom and Whitechapel Gallery, London, Projections Art Rotterdam, and Konsthalle C, Stockholm. Rehana is a founding member of the Women of Colour Index Reading group and is frequently invited to devise and deliver workshops, talks and events for groups and organisations.
Chandra Frank (Dutch/South African) is an independent curator, writer and PhD candidate. She holds an MPhil in African Studies from the University of Cape Town and is currently a PhD candidate at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her work is focused on the Black, Migrant and Refugee women’s movement in the Netherlands during the 1980s. She explores the role of archives, Black and brown feminist genealogy and the politics of pleasure and resistance. Frank is interested in uncovering hidden queer stories, countering the archive and thinking towards decolonial modes of research and curating.