T A P E Collective & Invisible Women Present Touched + Q&A

Friday, 14 January 2022

14-01-22 Touched

Image: She Wanted Green Lawns, Sarah Turner, 1989

Co-curated by T A P E and Invisible Women, TOUCHED celebrates the diversity and fluidity of desire with sensuous shorts by female and non-binary filmmakers. Tracing a path from archive films from across the decades to contemporary works, this programme subverts and examines ideas around self-love, asexuality, lust and longing. 


The filmmakers will be in conversation following the screening.


This event will be signed by a BSL Interpreter

Friday, 14 January 2022

6:30 pm

What About Me?

What About Me?

Lois Stevenson

3'

2021

United Kingdom

What About Me? is a playful take on the many faces of heartbreak; a manic journey of self-discovery and a force of feminine energy. Inspired by an original concept by knitwear designer, Megan Sharples (Knit Lyf), it follows Sanaa, a heart-broken woman possessed by a destructive being, The Love Monster, who largely narrates the film through an internal monologue.

Random Acts of Intimacy

Random Acts of Intimacy

Clio Barnard

15'

1999

United Kingdom

Random Acts of Intimacy is a film about brief moments of contact and sexual intimacy. It addresses notions of erotic memory, sexual fantasy, sexual desire and romantic love.

Fuck You

Fuck You

Anette Sidor

15'

2018

Sweden

Alice is together with Johannes but she doesn't have enough space to be herself. On a night out with friends, she steals a strap-on and challenges her boyfriend's thoughts about girls.

What She Wants

What She Wants

Ruth Lingford

5'

1994

United Kingdom

A woman travelling on the underground is bedevilled with images of desire. What She Wants - wholly created on an Amiga 1500 home computer – is a film about sex and shopping, the social deployment of sexuality, and capitalism in detumescence.

Wavelengths

Wavelengths

Pratibha Parmar

15'

1997

United Kingdom

Wavelengths is a short dramatic film about the time honoured quest for love and human intimacy. This stylish, witty and warm movie set in gay bars, in dreams, in adverts and cyberspace delights in the gloss of the world it depicts as it explores one womans foray into cybersex looking for emotionally safer sex.

#Familiar #Touch #Lost #Figures

#Familiar #Touch #Lost #Figures

Katayoun Jalilipour

2017

United Kingdom

“#Familiar #Touch #lost #Figures” is an exploration of queer ancestry and diaspora, the hybrids between cultural traditions and contemporary queer identity. This short film is about intimacies that are taboo. It’s about when you’re stuck between not knowing where home is, and finding home in a stranger.​

The Birth Of Valerie Venus

The Birth Of Valerie Venus

Sarah Clift

15'

2020

United Kingdom

A vicar's devoted wife finds herself possessed by a strange force that reveals a naughty side she didn't know she had.

She Wanted Green Lawns

She Wanted Green Lawns

Sarah Turner

4'

1991

United Kingdom

Featuring the Carpenters song ‘Close To You’, this is an ode to love and fantasy. Filmed in a gay bar, the roving camera hesitates on a woman’s face, on some lilies, on small groups of people drinking and enjoying themselves and on the proverbial kiss between two women. As if on cue, ten lesbians gather in line at the bar and nonchalantly perform a synchronised dance. A sublime fantasy, with pleasure as protest.