This event brings together the British and Syrian women who have been critical friends to the ZouZou Group as they made – door open – . They discuss the eleven impediments that structure the film – 1. Fear of the other – 2. The war in Syria – 3. Fear of the self – 4. Virtual and physical obstacles – 5. Mobility/ immobility – 6. Cultural organisation of time – 7. Language – 8. Different perspectives of art and its infrastructure – 9. Bitesize communication – 10 Age/time/technology – 11. The differential power.
The panel is chaired by the artist, writer and curator Lucy Reynolds and the anonymity of ZouZou Group is adopted by the panel, which includes prominent curators, filmmakers and broadcasters, whose identities are disguised. Their dialogue considers the questions arising from the exchange and production of video messages across the boundary of a war zone and military dictatorship.
Lucy Reynolds’ research focuses on questions of the moving image, feminism, political space and collective practice. She is editor of the anthology Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image, Co-editor of the Moving Image Review and Art Journal (MIRAJ) and works in the Centre for Research in Education Art and Media (CREAM) at the University of Westminster.
– door open – is supported by Art Fund.