T A P E Collective & Invisible Women Present Touched + Q&A
Friday, 14 January 2022
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
What About Me?
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.
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” 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.
She Wanted Green Lawns
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.