MIRAJ Launch: Andrea Luka Zimmerman in conversation with Lucy Reynolds

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19 Nov 2014

5.30pm to 7pm

The Moving Image Review & Art Journal invites you to celebrate the launch of MIRAJ 2:2 and MIRAJ 3:1. Join us for an 'in conversation' between Andrea Luka Zimmerman and Lucy Reynolds, followed by a drinks reception.

Andrea Luka Zimmerman will screen extracts from her recent films, including the forthcoming feature essay film Estate, a Reverie which premieres at Hackney's Rio Cinema on 22 November 2014. Filmed over seven years, Estate seeks to reveal and celebrate the resilience of residents who are profoundly overlooked by media representations and wider social responses. Interweaving intimate portraits with the residents' own historical re-enactments and dramatised scenes, Estate, a Reverie asks how we might resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and through geography. 

Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a filmmaker, artist and cultural activist. Andrea grew up in the largest council estate in Munich and left school at 16 to become a hairdresser. After coming to London in 1991, she went on an Access course at Tower Hamlets College. Her PhD (University of the Arts London, 2007) examined the relationship between spectacular (Hollywood) and spectral (covert and special military operations) representations of political violence. Her feature essay film Taskafa: Stories of the Street (66mins, 2013), a film about resistance and co-existence and voiced by John Berger, from his novel King, is told through the lives of the street dogs of Istanbul. It premiered at the city’s international film festival, and in the UK at the London Film Festival. She won the 2014 Artangel Open award for her collaborative project Cycle with Adrian Jackson (of Cardboard Citizens).
Lucy Reynolds is a writer, artist and curator of artists moving image.She presents talks on artists’ moving image at arts venues across the UK and runs the MRES: Art: Moving Image, a research based MA devoted to the study of artists' moving image at Central St Martins, in association with LUX. She has lectured and published extensively on cinema and artists' moving image work, most recent articles include: 'The Subject in Process: Material Equations in the Work of Carolee Schneemann and Annabel Nicolson,' in Bridget Crone (ed) The Sensible Stage: Staging and the Moving Image, Picture This publications, Bristol, 2012 and 'Maya Deren: Thresholds to the Imaginary', International Journal of Screendance, Vol 3, Spring 2013.