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LUX + BIMI Present: belit sağ

  • Birkbeck Cinema 43 Gordon Square London, England, WC1H 0PD United Kingdom (map)

This event held in partnership between LUX and Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image is a special screening featuring the work of the Turkish-born, Dutch-based artist belit sağ. This programme brings together a series of videos by the artist and others which explore the ‘violence of images’. Guest contributors artist Michelle Williams Gamaker and filmmaker Chloe Thorne will be responding to the screening. Michelle Williams Gamaker will present her video work House of Women. Chloe Thorne, filmmaker at Forensic Architecture, will present ‘Maps of defiance’ an ongoing investigation into the destruction of Yazidi heritage.

Run as a satellite session to her exhibitions at PEER (14 November 2018 – 26 January 2019) and at LUX (21 November 2018 - 22 December 2018) this provides an opportunity to see sağ's work in the space of the cinema. Following the screening sağ will take part in a discussion with the audience and guest speakers.

This event is held with the support of the Mondriaan Fund.

About belit sağ

belit sağ is a videomaker and visual artist living in Amsterdam. She studied mathematics in Ankara and audiovisual arts in Amsterdam. Her video background is rooted in video-activist groups in Ankara and Istanbul, where she co-initiated projects such as (2000-2007) and (a growing online audiovisual archive of social movements in Turkey). Her recent video work focuses on ‘the violence of representation’ and ‘representation of violence’. She attended residencies at the Rijksakademie van Beeldende Kunsten, Amsterdam in 2014-2015, and the International Studio and Curatorial Program, New York, in 2016. She has presented her work at museums, galleries, and film festivals worldwide, including MOCA, Taipei; Tütün Deposu, Istanbul; Tabakalera Film Seminar, San Sebastian; Toronto/Rotterdam/San Francisco/New York International Film Fest/International Documentary Film Fest. Amsterdam (IDFA); EYE Filmmuseum, Amsterdam; Documenta14, Kassel; Marabouparken, Stockholm.