For this event Cubitt Curatorial Fellow Seán Elder brings together texts for our ongoing reading group sessions which will be preceded by a screening of Rouzbeh Shadpey’s Forgetting is the Sun (2023).

The work juxtaposes original footage from the artist of his grandmother—who silently counts a tespih in the face of a medical memory test being administered to her by an acousmatic narrator—with borrowed footage from two essay films which challenge state sanctioned regimes of remembering: the Iranian poet and filmmaker Forough Farrokhzad’s The House is Black (1962).

As with all Cubitt events, this screening is free. However, the artist and curator encourage attendees to make a donation to a charity of their choice in support of Palestine.

Photo: Image of text: Nursing a Plague: nurses’ perspectives on their work during the United Kingdom HIV/ AIDS crisis, 1981– 96 Tommy Dickinson, Nathan Appasamy, Lee P. Pritchard and Laura Savidge.

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