Panel about creativity

  • Panel

New opportunities or complete paralysis. How do extreme situations, like a pandemic, affect creativity?

Join a conversation between emerging UK artist filmmakers Holly Márie Parnell, Anita Safowaa and Joseph Wilson, who will be in dialogue with Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network’s (FLAMIN) Duncan Poulton about their work and the realities of being an artist during a global pandemic. With deeply personal projects exploring interdependence and the economics of care, the experience of Ghanaian migrants in the UK, and the mental health implications of growing up queer in an oppressive society, Parnell’s, Safowaa’s and Wilson’s works speak to global shifts and anxieties at the beginning of a new decade. Having just finished Film London’s year-long FLAMIN Fellowship development programme, the three artists will unpick their research interests and approaches to the moving image in conversation.
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Anita Safowaa
  • Artist
  • United Kingdom

Anita Safowaa is an interdisciplinary artist of British-Ghanaian heritage based in London. Her work focusses on observing and critiquing under-documented cultural experiences and preserving them by …

Joseph Wilson
  • Filmmaker
  • United Kingdom

Joseph Wilson is a queer artist working with film, installation and performance. His work focuses on ideas that hold particular significance to him personally, including identity and self-acceptance. …

Holly Márie Parnell
  • Artist
  • United Kingdom

Holly Márie Parnell is a London-based artist who works primarily with film, installation, live video performance and sound. Taking a documentary approach, her practice is led by personal encounters …

Duncan Poulton Presenter
18.10.2021 5:00 pm6:00 pm