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Art, Film, Peace: NLS Joins World Peace Day films4peace Initiative
The films4peace project is making a landing in Kingston for Peace Day 2013 (September 21) in Art: Films: Peace, a collaboration between the New Local Space (NLS) and Creative Sounds. films4peace is an annual global project featuring contemporary artists invited to create short films showing their interpretation of peace. NLS will be screening curated filmss as well as four shorts from three Jamaican filmmakers.
Produced by Shooting People, and sponsored by PUMA, films4peace is currently in its third year. The project is curated by Mark Coetzee. The films are streamed online and screened in brick and mortar spaces around the world. In 2012, the project amassed screenings in 23 countries.
The six filmmakers for the 2013 installment are Zanele Muholi, Athi-Patra Ruga, Wilmer Wilson, Anthony Goicolea, Rob Carter and assume vivid astro focus. The three Jamaicans whose works are also being screened by NLS are Nile Saulter, Varun Baker and Storm Saulter (Better Mus Come). Baker and Nile Saulter are currently being exhibited by the National Gallery of Jamaica.
Zanele Muholi is a South African photographer whose work focuses on increasing the visibility of gay and transgender culture in black communities. Her work has won multiple awards and international recognition.
Ruga, who also hails from South Africa, is a performance artist who fuses film fashion and photography. American Wilson is a multi-disciplinary artist. Interestingly, Wilson recently completed a residency at NLS.
Cuban American Goicolea, based in New York creates mysterious, enigmatic, ambiguous and provocative stories using multimedia. His wok has been showcased in numerous galleries.
Based in Brooklyn, but hailing from England, Rob Carter works in photography and videography and has exhibited extensively. His work explores iconic structures and questions their influence, relevance and dominance.
assume vivid astro focus is the alias of the Brazilian born artist Eli Sudbrack. It is also the name of an international movement of artists whose works have been described as a mash-up of graffiti, disco worship and gay porn. The create large scale installations and performance art and have been included in the Museum of Modern Art’s permanent collection.
films4peace will also be making its second stop in Port of Spain as a part of the New Media Screenings in the Trinidad and Tobago Film Festival.
NLS is a contemporary visual art initiative located on Mountain View Avenue. The event begin at 7:00 pm, 21 September, 2013 and is staged with the support of the National Gallery of Jamaica.