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SPECIAL EVENT: I am Dora: Free, White & 21 + Panel
Wed 11 Jan 18:30 ICA
How do you survive London in 2017? The 7/7 bombings, the London Riots, Olympic ‘regeneration’ and now Brexit have left London feeling less the hotbed of creativity and radical subculture and more an oppressive structure that many struggle to dismantle.
Free White and 21 takes short films that tackle tensions (between Women Of Colour artists and institutions, activism and the state and media, rave culture and gentrification, immigration and belonging), and puts them in dialogue with contemporary events. Films include work by Mark Leckey, Alnoor Dewshi and Menelik Shabazz.
Followed by a panel of contemporary thinkers including Shola Amoo (Director, A Moving Image), Cassie Quarless & Usayd Younis (Directors, Generation Revolution) and journalist Kieran Yates (co-author, Generation Vexed) who all put this anxiety at the heart of their work.
Fiorucci Made Me Hardcore Mark Leckey 14 mins UK 1999
Latifah and Himli’s Nomadic Uncle Alnoor Dewshi 14 mins UK 1992
Free, White and 21 Howardena Pindell 12 mins US 1980
Blood Ah Go Run Imruh Caesar & Menelik Shabazz 13 mins UK 1982