South Kiosk Summer Screen. APV Collective; Sam Williams and Hollie Miller; more TBA. 12.08.21-29.08.21







APV Collective - Perspectives on Visibility. Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th August, 12:00-18:00

Sam Williams and Hollie Miller - And In The Soil, There Be Mirrors. Monday 16th - Sunday 22nd August, 12:00-18:00


Location: South Kiosk London




APV Collective - Perspectives on Visibility
Thursday 12th - Sunday 15th August, 12:00-18:00

How have ways of seeing & being seen reshaped the nuances of accessibility under lockdown? Three film vignettes made and released between 2020 and 2021 explore the subjective relationships with accessibility and visibility of three performance-based artists.

The films were produced remotely using custom-made proxy tools, wearable phone rigs and video-conferencing software. Each of the works was respectively produced collaboratively with artist Sky Cubacub, part of Radical Visibility Collective, who’s garment-making focusses on the marginalisation of LGBTQ+ disabled people; Ebony Rose Dark, a visually impaired black drag performance artist, making work around seeing and being seen; and Sophie Hoyle who’s practice explores an intersectional approach to post-colonial, queer, feminist, critical psychiatry and disability issues.

Perspectives on Visibility has been curated and produced by APV, building on their ongoing work exploring access to protest (proxyprotest.com), and was commissioned by Control Shift Network.

About APV Collective:

APV (an abbreviation of Access, Power & Visibility) are a London-based collective addressing issues around Disability Rights in the UK by exploring notions of radical accessibility, the relationship between power and presence, and accessibility as concept and medium.

Formed by designer and educator Arjun Harrison-Mann, artist and producer Benjamin Redgrove and writer and designer Kaiya Waerea, the collective are allies to the Disability Rights Movement and their work is grounded in The Social Model of Disability. Stemming from personal lived experience as well as experience of the UK disability benefits system, their work oscillates between provocation and service, contemplation and practicality.

Sam Williams and Hollie Miller - And In The Soil, There Be Mirrors
Monday 16th - Sunday 22nd August, 12:00-18:00

And In The Soil, There Be Mirrors is a site-responsive dance film by Hollie Miller and Sam Williams set across a selection of historical locations in the English landscape. The work responds not only to the architecture and former life of these sites but also counteracts a heritage version of the landscape with a Gothic and mythological vision. A series of figures whose traits are drawn from nature and English folklore inhabit the site, possessing a sense of the uncanny and discarding the pastoral, nostalgic images of the countryside that people hold on to. The film is shot across locations including Waverley Abbey, Coalhouse Fort, Epping Forest and Asylum Chapel. It features performers Tom Heyes, Jia-Yu Corti, Andrew Downes, Temitope Ajose Cutting and Karen Callaghan and a musical score by Craig Scott. Supported by Arts Council England, Arts Partnership Surrey and Surrey Hills Arts.

"Shafts of sunlight cut through ruins, catching the surface of bodies whose sinewy, peeling movements lean and ache into space and ground. Incongruous costuming  an armoured glove and a satin dress, a silky worm and a scaly vest - set an unsettling scene. Pairing a brooding sound score with tense, elongated camera, Miller and Williams have created a compelling film that choreographs a strange asynchronous chorus of human and non-human forces.” Victoria Gray

“Hollie Miller and Sam Williams collaborate to create an intriguing new work with an exceptional cast of performers. Gothic elements, birds of prey, anachronistic costuming, curious moving and disquieting sounds haunt and intervene upon ruins, relationships and a rural idyll. Legacies of British counter-cinema linger and unsettle in this disarming new work.” Joe Moran

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TBA - Made of Places

Thursday 26th - Sunday 29th August, 12:00-18:00


Image credit: Sam Williams and Hollie Miller - And In The Soil, There Be Mirrors.