Themes: Labour

Arctic Garden

What kind of garden unfurls at the world’s northernmost settlement, sitting 78 degrees north and seeing temperatures drop below -27ºC? How can plants survive the

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Ninna Nanna

Margaret Salmon’s three films collectively titled Ninna Nanna, depict the experience of three Italian mothers raising their children, with the films linked by a traditional

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1977

Grunwick’s strike action, Dollis Hill, London 1977. The Battle of Lewisham: Anti-National Front demonstration, New Cross, London 13th August 1977. Music: Horizontal Hold by This

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Home Invasion

A nightmarish essay film on the history of the doorbell, tracing its invention and constant reinventions through 19th century labour struggles, the nascent years of

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Asbestos

Mined, extracted, and woven, asbestos was the magic mineral. Towns became cities under its patronage, Persian kings entertained guests with its fireproof nature, and centuries of industry

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Pedigree

The final resting place of the Romanov family – the last Russian royal family who were executed in the 1917 revolutions, has always been contentious.

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The Phantom Menace

Welcome to the age of cosmic radiation! In 2021 the Sun fell to its lowest point of activity since the birth of science. Its magnetic

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The Chalk Factory

‘The Chalk Factory’ was created in collaboration with workers with disabilities in Japan. Built in the dense industrial outskirts of Tokyo, Rikagaku Chalk Industries offered

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In a Nearby Field

A man, a woman and their young daughter live together in an apartment in the Basque Country. Domestic chores and everyday gestures are superimposed onto

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Xitana ხითანა

First film in Medoidze’s Tusheti Trilogy, Xitana is centred around a bareback horse race tradition in Tusheti mountains – a display of masculinity as much

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Soil, Sinew and Bone

Working with film footage from Screen Archive South East, spanning the 1930s to the 1970s, Blandy charts the protracted revolution from the age of horsepower

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Repetitions

An exploration of recursive patterns, a series of repeated sequences, flickering images and looping sounds. On the surface, Repetitions concentrates on inducing retinal excitement and

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