Queer World (-ings)
Events Room, First Floor
Showcase Launch: Friday 19 November, 4-6pm
SHOUT Festival presents Queer World (-ings), a group exhibition of contemporary queer artists working in film. The films focus on the relationship between intersectional queer identity and body, and the space they occupy. The works question boundaries of the digital, domestic and temporal ecologies, bringing to attention the way queer bodies interact, change, capture and create new nooks of inhabitable differences.
The exhibition itself spills out of the space of the gallery, by asking viewers to contribute to its curation. Throughout SHOUT Festival, visitors are asked to use a Self-Curating Guide to develop the variation of the show in their own space, be it a kitchen, an office or a public space. The guide enables viewers to access the works online using their own devices and provides ideas on about how and when to see the works.
After The Ice, The Deluge
April Lin 林森
April Lin 林森
(Tending) (to) (Ta)
April Lin 林森
Reality Fragment 160921
About the artists
Linda Stupart (they/them)
Linda Stupart is an artist, writer and educator from Cape Town, South Africa, currently working in Birmingham, UK. They are interested in the possibilities for writing and making discrete grounded encounters with different kinds of bodies (of knowledge, objects, affect as well as corporeal bodies) to think through less alienated ways of living and thinking together. This emerges from the encounters of feminist art, postcolonial, ecological, queer and affect theory as well as embodied and object-based critical institutional encounters. Their current work consists predominantly of writing, performance, film and sculpture, and engages with queer theory, science fiction, environmental crises, magic, language, desire and revenge. They have showed their work nationally and internationally (Nottingham Contemporary, Gasworks, Arcadia Missa). In 2016 they debuted their first novella titled Virus.
April Lin 林森 (they/them)
April Lin 林森 (b. 1996, Stockholm) is an artist-filmmaker investigating image-making as a site for the construction, sustenance and dissemination of co-existent yet conflicting truths. They dream & explore & critique & fret & catastrophise & imagine & play with the potentials that the moving image holds — for a collective remembering of forgotten pasts, for a critical examining of normalised presents, and for a visualising of freer futures as, of course, imagined from the periphery. April Lin 林森 uses video as a self-reflexive and cathartic tool, interweaving strands of auto-biography, world-building, documentary, performance and the post-Internet, topped off with an inevitable garnish consisting of the other matters dialoguing with their brain and heart during the making process of each piece. Uniting their genre-fluid body of work is a commitment to centring oppressed knowledges, building an ethics of collaboration around reciprocal care, and exploring the linkages between history, memory, and interpersonal and structural trauma.
Seema Mattu (she/her)
Seema Mattu is a fluid Valmiki artist who explores themes of caste system, queer sorcery and gender taxonomy through mixing 2D and 3D media. Her work is often satirical in nature and uses elements of Fan Labour and Vidding to portray and perform joy. She often depicts simple life rituals while investigating consent, representation and fluidity and championing LGBTQI+, non-specific and othered people through her work. Her recent work No Blasphemies was presented as part of the virtual cinema BERWICKWORLD.