Part screening, part talk or performance, Propositions dives deep into new cinema and shares discoveries encountered through research and practice.

Event 19th Sep · 14:15 (90 mins)

Aura Satz

Aura Satz

Aura Satz presents the UK premiere of her film Preemptive Listening (Part 1: The Fork in the Road) and discusses her wider research on sonic obedience and disobedience through the trope of the siren. Her project proposes a speculative re-imagining of emergency signals—it posits the siren’s loud glissando wail as a conditioned and learned signal, one that can potentially be productively rewired.

Short Films 20th Sep · 16:45 (56 mins)

Julia Feyrer: Broken Clocks

Steffanie Ling (Artistic Director, Images Festival) presents Broken Clocks, a selectrospective of Vancouver-based artist Julia Feyrer’s 16mm films originally shown as installations. By filming their sculptures as props, and the gallery installation as set, each exhibition seeps into the next, creating the causes and conditions for the next film to germinate. Feyrer’s use of ‘practical film effects’—such as physical objects and non-digital special effects made for the verisimilitude of the camera—fashion a world of techniques and materials designed to mirror our own without the pretext of permanence.

Q&A with filmmaker Julia Feyrer

Co-presented with Images Festival

Event 21st Sep · 11:30 (90 mins)

Group Action with KK

Holly Argent

Interleaving the archive (Group Action with KK) is a performative lecture by Holly Argent bringing together a spoken narrative, photographic transparencies on an overhead projector, live video-feed projection and a screening of films by Polish artistic duo KwieKulik, active in Warsaw between 1971–1987.

Event 21st Sep · 11:30 (71 mins)

Thingy – Monument to the CULTure of Pot-Boiling

KwieKulik (Przemyslaw Kwiek & Zofia Kulik)

Event 21st Sep · 11:30 (71 mins)


Gianluca Abbate

Short Films 22nd Sep · 16:00 (83 mins)

Windrush Legacies and Experimental Forms

This screening and conversation, programmed by Rabz Lansiquot, pairs dancer Zinzi Minott’s durational film works Fi Dem (2018) and Fi Dem II (2019) with Judah Attille’s Sankofa Film & Video Collective-produced Dreaming Rivers (1988) to consider lineages of Black British experimental film.

Q&A with Zinzi Minott

This programme is supported by the Independent Cinema Office as part of a forthcoming project with LUX celebrating films made in and around the Black British film workshops of the 1980s