Futures Elsewhere Film Programme Part Two

Futures Elsewhere Film Programme Part Two
Photo Credit: Kidlat Tahimik, Perfumed Nightmare, 1977. Film still. Courtesy the artist.


Join us live at the gallery for a night of film as we look at narratives and experiences that move beyond a Eurocentric view on technology. Building on the legacies of western projections of the future, we look at technological and cultural dimensions of futurity, notions of time and change when opened up to a broader range of perspectives, struggles and traditions.

We will be screening Tabita Rezaire’s Afro Cyber Resistance, 2014 and Kidlat Tamik’s Perfumed Nightmare, 1977 to expand on the entanglements of social technologies filtered through a trans-historical narrative of empire and colonialisation.

Tabita Rezaire (b. 1989, Paris, France) pursues a cross-dimensional practice which envisions network sciences – organic, electronic and spiritual – as healing technologies to perform the shift towards heart consciousness. Her work embraces digital, corporeal and ancestral memory: she digs into scientific imaginaries and mystical realms to tackle the colonial wounds and energetic misalignments that affect the songs of our body-mind-spirit. Tabita is currently based near Cayenne in French Guyana, where she is currently studying Agriculture and conceptualising AMAKABA – her vision for collective healing in the Amazonian forest. Her works has been exhibited at the Centre Pompidou, Paris, MASP, Sao Paulo, Serpentine, London, MoMa, NY, New Museum, NY, Gropius Bau, Berlin, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago, ICA, London, V&A, London, Guangzhou Triennial, Kochi Biennale, Athens Biennale 09, and Perfroma 17 amongst others.

Kidlat Tahimik
(b 1942, Baguio City, Philippines) is a director, actor, screenwriter and producer from the Philippines and is dubbed as the ‘father of the Phillipine independent film’. His works are commonly associated with the Third Cinema movement, a cinematic movement that originated in the late 1960s and early 1970s which protested against neo-colonialism through film. Tahimik was recognised for his contributions At the 2019 Sharjah Biennial, Tahimik presented Ang Ma-bagyong Sabungan ng 2 Bathala ng Hangin, A Stormy Clash Between 2 Goddesses of the Winds (WW III – the Protracted Kultur War) to great critical acclaim. Next to film, Tahamik’s work includes weaving, free-style architecture and carved installations, which aim to raise awareness about environmental issues. Moreover, he is an advocate of indigenous culture, organising conferences of indigenous peoples worldwide.

Please note that the film Perfumed Nightmare 1977 contain minor nudity that some might find unsettling.

This event is FREE, booking recommended.