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A Q&A with… Onyeka Igwe, artist filmmaker exploring resistance to colonialism

London-based artist Onyeka Igwe has mined colonial-era archives for three new films inspired by all-women protests against British rule in west Africa, currently showing together in the solo exhibition ‘No Dance, No Palaver’, in Hawick, Scotland. She discusses the spectre of the ‘colonial gaze’ and the ethics of archive research with Sonya Dyer.

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More research; conversations and connections

I’ ve been busy interviewing a resident of one the seven houses now comprising Kearsney Court, which was completed around 1900 as a residence for Edward Percy Barlow, the owner of Wiggins Teape, a paper manufacture. (Barlow is mentioned in Watermark, a Dover Arts […]

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‘See Beyond Stroke’ at the Aesop Arts & Health Showcase

The micro-organisation Somewhere (just me & Nina Pope, usually) is now three years into an epic programme of distribution and engagement work with our feature film, The Closer We Get, which premiered in spring 2015 at Hot Docs in Canada […]

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Russell Gardens, Dover

Blog about the work I am doing for a commission from Dover District Council to create an artist’s film and a series of drawings/monotypes resulting from my research into the history of Russell Gardens in Dover and its current use as a social space of work and recreation.

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Now Showing #246: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes a major Patrick Heron retrospective at Tate St Ives, the veteran German artist-filmmaker Ulrike Ottinger in Glasgow, and Cuban artist Carlos Garaicoa at Parasol Unit, London.

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Another “garden film”: first paid commission

Really excited to announce that I have been commissioned by Dover District Council to make an artist’s film to portray Russell Gardens in Dover Kent, the only example of Thomas H Mawson’s garden design in the South East that is open […]

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Now Showing #243: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes film and photography at Maureen Paley, London, sound art assemblages at Ikon Gallery, Birmingham, and walking data turned into abstract forms at Vane in Newcastle.

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Now Showing #238: The week’s top exhibitions

This week’s selection of recommended shows includes: Linder’s photomontage in Nottingham, the AV Festival in Newcastle and Gateshead, film essays in London, painted linguistics in Edinburgh, and polymorphous milk in Birmingham.

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A Q&A with… Bedwyr Williams, multimedia artist and Dylan Thomas fan

For the inaugural visual arts commission at Storyhouse in Chester, Bedwyr Williams has transposed stories collected from a local newspaper archive onto a digitally animated recreation of the town’s former Roman Fortress Bathhouse. Speaking to Fisun Güner, he laments the loss of British awkwardness, and describes how this new work will take the viewer on a journey to “a space that’s out of time”.

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Taus Makhacheva. Photo: Aleksandr Vainstein / Eto Kavkaz
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A Q&A with… Taus Makhacheva, video artist and Venice hit

Working with fifth generation tightrope walker Rasul Abakarov within the vast landscape of Dagestan, artist Taus Makhacheva’s film Tightrope has been lauded by critics following its exhibition at the Venice Biennale. Pippa Koszerek talks to the artist about the processes and risks involved in her work.

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