Jennet Thomas, Unspeakable Freedom: screening and debate

With the General Election looming, join us for this special, premiere screening of Jennet ThomasThe Unspeakable Freedom Device, an experimental narrative film haunted by the image of Margaret Thatcher as an after-burn on our cultural memory.

Set in a warped primitive-future world, of collapsing signs and imploding meanings, characters in the film become entangled in a Thatcher cargo-cult where the difference between technology and magic has become incomprehensible.


Jennet Thomas
(Matt’s Gallery, London) makes films, performances and installations exploring the connections between the lived everyday, fantasy and ideology.

Joining her to discuss the collision between art and politics, technology and fantasy are Tim Dixon, writer and curator interested in technology, the irrational and temporal practices, Erica Scourti, artist and writer working in video, performance, online and with text to explore subjectivity in the digital age and Zara Dinnen, a lecturer at Birmingham University whose research explores contemporary literature, film and art in relation to digital culture and new media.

The event will also feature a one-off live performance taken from of The Unspeakable Freedom Device.

Tickets cost £4 which includes a drink. Book here.

 

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With the General Election looming, join us for this special, premiere screening of Jennet ThomasThe Unspeakable Freedom Device, an experimental narrative film haunted by the image of Margaret Thatcher as an after-burn on our cultural memory.

Set in a warped primitive-future world, of collapsing signs and imploding meanings, characters in the film become entangled in a Thatcher cargo-cult where the difference between technology and magic has become incomprehensible.


Jennet Thomas
(Matt’s Gallery, London) makes films, performances and installations exploring the connections between the lived everyday, fantasy and ideology.

Joining her to discuss the collision between art and politics, technology and fantasy are Tim Dixon, writer and curator interested in technology, the irrational and temporal practices, Erica Scourti, artist and writer working in video, performance, online and with text to explore subjectivity in the digital age and Zara Dinnen, a lecturer at Birmingham University whose research explores contemporary literature, film and art in relation to digital culture and new media.

The event will also feature a one-off live performance taken from of The Unspeakable Freedom Device.

Tickets cost £4 which includes a drink. Book here.

 

CCWGS1_black- high res

Jennet Thomas, Unspeakable Freedom: screening and debate
Jennet Thomas, Unspeakable Freedom: screening and debate