Wednesday 23 May, 7.00 – 8.15pm
As part of Any frame is a thrown voice performers from a variety of practices have been invited to revisit Ian White’s performance work and film programming.
Introduction by Emma Hedditch.
I Can Hear My Mother’s Voice, 2017, video, 5 minutes. Directed and edited by Jordan Lord; shot and narrated by Deborah Lord.
“Though framed by what my mother sees, the form of this video seeks to expand the frame around the ocularcentrism of film and video by combining forms of memory with descriptive audio.” – Jordan Lord
Kathleen Collins Masterclass, 1984, video, 61 minutes. Film director Kathleen Collins talking at Howard University in 1984. Made available through Milestone Films and the estate of Kathleen Collins. With special thanks to Nina Lorez Collins.
Kathleen Collins (b.1942) was an African-American playwright, writer, filmmaker, director, civil rights activist, and educator from Jersey City, New Jersey. Collins wrote and directed two feature-length fiction films The Cruz Brothers and Miss Malloy (1980) and Losing Ground (1982). Collins plays and screenplays include In the Midnight Hour (1981) and The Brothers (1982). Collins’ short stories are published under the title Whatever Happened to Interracial Love?, Granta, 2016. From 1974 Collins was Professor of film history and screenwriting at City College at the City University of New York.
Emma Hedditch (b.1972) is an artist living in New York. Emma has worked with The Copenhagen Free University, the performance collective No-Total and Cinenova, feminist film and video distributor. Recent exhibitions and performances include Other Romances, Rachel Uffner, NY, Finesse, Wallach Gallery, Columbia University, Cooperative Discussion, Authorisation Sessions, Artists Space. Emma participated in the Whitney Independent Study Program (2008 – 2009), IASPIS, Stockholm (2008) and artist in residence for performance at the Munich Art Academy (2013).
Jordan Lord is an artist, writer, and filmmaker who works primarily in video, text, and performance. His work is concerned with historical, financial, and emotional debts; expanded cinema and documentary; and what frames cut out. Since 2012, he has been a member of No Total, a collective of performers and a reading group that has both shown work and organised a number of performances at Artists Space Books & Talks and Arika Episode 4: Freedom Is a Constant Struggle. In 2017, he organized a series of screenings at the CUNY Graduate Center, entitled “‘Recording and Performing’: Apparatuses of Capture, Documentary, and Liveness in Artists’ Cinema,” which brought together a number of artists and filmmakers in a format inspired by Ian White’s practice as a curator, writer, teacher, and artist.