Screen Research Forum: The Scar

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14 Mar 2018

5.30pm to 7.30pm

Wednesday 14 March
MLG06 - Cinema Room
Free and open to all. Please book here.

A preview of a work currently installed at HOME in Manchester weaving together conspiracy, gangster, noir, politics, crash theory, fantasy and reality, The Scar sees four unlikely associates - Yenge, the former beauty queen, state assassin Reis, anxious politician Ağa and chief of police Kaptan - sharing a car, headed along a mysterious road and bound together by power and corruption. The story unfolds over three films and through Yenge's narrative, culimating in a powerful and intriguing glimpse at a world breaking free of patriarchy through a gender revolution.

Noor Afshan Mirza and Brad Butler engage contradictions of inequality, power, privilege and (non) participation. Their fictional construct The Museum of Non Participation (2008-2016) includes works on women’s bodies as sites of resistance, the deep state, unreliable narration and the ectoplasm of neoliberalism. The duo were nominated for Artes Mundi 6 (2014), and were awarded the Paul Hamlyn Award for Visual Artists in 2015. They currently live between London and Istanbul.

Organised by Professor William Raban, the Screen Research Forum investigates new interventions in cinema. It is primarily intended for our growing community of film-based PhD students but all are most welcome.

Part of Research Fortnight