Saturday 14th October, 4-6pm
at Two Queens, no booking required
Join us for an artist talk by Jennet Thomas, focusing on her work ‘The Great Curdling’ and wider practice.
Jennet Thomas makes films, performances and installations. She creates absurdist worlds that confound straightforward readings, in the form of sci-fi folk tales, musicals and unreliable lectures. She mines the connections between fantasy, ideology and the everyday with a DIY, absurdist spirit – a kind of resistance to capitalist aesthetics. Her work frequently explores how humans deal with intimations of impending doom. Using a collision of genres, her work can look like experimental film, children’s drama, T.V. news, or performance art and hopes to be as entertaining as it is unsettling. Her longer-form film works involve characters with elaborate costumes and props in scenarios that are clearly outlandish, yet resonate with multiple layers of meaning. The found object and the constraints of rhyme are important mechanisms in her practice, particularly in the way in which unexpected meanings are generated. She is currently Reader in Time Based Media and Performance at University of the Arts, London and was a founder member of the Exploding Cinema collective in the 1990’s, whose anarchistic, experimental film shows were generative of London’s vital grass-roots film/live art scene.
A budget to support the attendance of those with access needs is available, please email email@example.com to arrange this support.
This event is made possible by public funding from The National Lottery through Arts Council England.