Upon invitation of KASK Media Arts, Cinenova presents ‘The Work We Share’ – a series of newly digitised films from the Cinenova collection addressing representations of gender, race, sexuality, health, and community. The series showcases films produced between 1973
and 1994 by women from the UK, the U.S., Jamaica, Australia, and Italy, exploring feminist perspectives on political struggles and daily life through a range of formal techniques and critical approaches. ‘The Work We Share’ gathers a number of films which previously existed in precarious conditions – in some cases, with negatives having been lost or distribution prints representing the only existing copies.

This curated programme features four films that explore Black feminist experience, disability, emotional and social isolation, and struggles with societal expectations. Performance, poetry, surrealism and experimental film techniques are utilised to examine the constraints placed on women’s minds and bodies as well as to explore and depict complex queer & lesbian relationships and desire.

Louise Shelley and Charlotte Procter from the Cinenova Working Group will be present to introduce the screening.

This series is part of a larger project which includes collaborations with organisations and response commissions by artists and writers, encouraging a dialogue between the films and exploring contemporary resonances.

Film Programme:
– Back Inside Herself – S. Pearl Sharp, USA, 1984, 4mins, 16mm to DCP
– A Prayer before Birth – Jacqui Duckworth, UK, 1991, 20mins, 16mm to DCP
– Now Pretend – L. Franklin Gilliam, USA, 1991, 10mins, 16mm to DCP
– Loss of Heat – Noski Deville, UK, 1994, 20mins, 16mm to DCP