BL CK B X: Callum Hill Closing Event
After Winter Comes Spring
Fri 29 Mar 2019 / 7pm-Late
To close our current BL CK B X exhibition we will be hosting a screening of Winter Adé by Helke Misselwitz, 1988, followed by a discussion between Callum Hill and Letitia Calin.
Winter Adé by Helke Misselwitz, GDR, 116mins
A candid collective portrait of a nation’s psyche refracted through its female protagonists’ hopes and disappointments, After Winter Comes Spring (Winter Adé ) is Helke Misselwitz’s prescient goodbye letter to a country on the verge of collapse and well-deservedly regarded as one of the masterpieces of GDR cinema.
“The most important reason why I made the film was that I believe women’s fate is the best indication of the quality of life in a society. Marx said very little on the topic of women, but he was right when he said that the progress of a society can be measured by the position of the fair sex. (Although the expression “the fair sex” is old-fashioned and a reflection of Marx’s time.) Winter adé takes stock of human relations. How much do we need other people—not as objects with a material worth but as beings with warmth and tenderness? How much are we concerned and interested in the person who lives next to us, in the family or in the same house? How much do we need and love another? And I don’t just mean sexually.”
— Helke Misselwitz
With thanks to Deutsche Kinemathek.
St Joseph’s Community Centre is located two minutes’ walk from LUX on the East side of Dartmouth Park Hill. On Friday 29 March BL CK B X: Callum Hill Crowtrap will remain open until 6:30pm.
Callum Hill is a London based artist filmmaker. Her films are led by real characters, locations and experiences. From these factual starting points she constructs idiosyncratic, at times erratic, narratives that move between the personal and the political. Previous awards include The Berwick New Cinema Award (2018) and The Aesthetica Artist Film Award (2016). Last year she was participant of Film London’s FLAMIN Fellowship and was an artist in residence at Thomas Dane Gallery, Naples. In 2019 she will be artist in resident at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, Dublin where she is developing a new film work ‘A Portrait of an Artist as a Young German Bitch’. She studied Fine Art at Goldsmiths College and Moving Image at the Royal College of Art, London.
Letitia Calin is an artist-curator working at the intersection of artists’ moving image film programming, contemporary art, performance history and material culture studies. In her curatorial work she is predominantly preoccupied with manners of staging that enact a valorisation of feminist and collaborative methodologies, and the possibilities afforded by art to engender different kinds of social relations. She is Associate Programmer for Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival and Project Curator at The Horse Hospital, London. She also co-runs Ingrid. She too studied at Goldsmiths College and at the Royal College of Art, London.