Themes: Identity

Bella, Maia and Nick

Bella, Maia and Nick witnesses the reunion of three teenagers surrounded by musical instruments in a room overlooking the sea. They play the instruments or

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Girl in Grass

At the side of a field a girl sits bored, listening to the idle chat of bargain hunters. A camera is placed in the grass

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Oberon

Oberon (2023) was commissioned by BFI, as part of their landmark Powell and Pressburger exhibition, exploring the early genesis of their film The Red Shoes

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Thieves

In the second instalment of Critical Affection Trilogy, and Williams Gamaker’s first film in Fictional Revenge, Thieves is a fantasy adventure retelling of the 1924

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The Silver Wave

The Silver Wave was an ‘Untold Stories’ commission for the Royal Albert Memorial Museum, Exeter. Inspired by objects from the Arctic region in RAMM’s collection,

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Brown Queers

Brown Queers developed out of a need to create a docufiction of intersectional identity through multiple personas and styles in 2016, when the footage for

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House of Women

In House of Women (2017), the artist recasts the role of a silent, dancing girl named Kanchi in the film Black Narcissus (1947). The coveted

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Casting Kanchi

Casting Kanchi (2015) is a spatialised and expanded version of House of Women (2017) and a response to the casting of white actor Jean Simmons

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Elephant Boy

Elephant Boy (2016) sees Krishna Istha re-enact the introductory sequence of Zoltan Korda’s Elephant Boy (1937), in which child actor Sabu recites lines by rote

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All About Èvike

In 2005 Richard Wank entered into a conversation with Évike and her entourage. Strangely enough, even Rigó, the blackbird who had already started a conversation

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Sunday Afternoon

In Sunday Afternoon (2000), the artist is seen lying on the floor while her lurcher dog licks and touches her, its legs at first glance

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