UK Young Artists: On Screen

Saturday 05 November 2016

UK Young Artists: On Screen

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  • Director Various
  • Origin UK
  • Year 2016
  • Duration 85 minutes

As part of the UK Young Artists National Festival in Derby, QUAD is delighted to be showcasing the work of some of the best young film makers in a specially selected programme.

Multiple Artists - UK Young Artists: On Screen

Annabel Duggelby - Yarl's Wood
Yarl's Wood (2016) investigates the site of Yarl's Wood Immigration Removal Centre near Bedford, England. The film explores the ways in which landscape and power are intertwined, and how Law and the regulation of mobility affects physical and psychical space.

Chris Alton - Under the Shade I Flourish

During the mid-1960s, 'an unknown rhythm 'n' blues band'* called Trident were briefly managed by the non-UK domiciled billionaire, Michael Ashcroft; a controversial figure notable for 'opaque tax practices' and 'operating in the dark'. Under the Shade I Flourish imagines that Ashcroft continued to manage them. This pseudo-documentary film tells the story of Trident, through scripted interviews, fabricated archive footage and seemingly authoritative narration. Fact blurs with fiction and Trident become a vehicle to discuss the connections between Britain's colonial history and offshore finance.

*Dirty Politics, Dirty Times, Michael Ashcroft, 2005

Maryam Tafakory - Poem and Stone

Poem and Stone interweaves performance, documentary and poetry, drawing on notions of belonging, absence and the impossibility of a return. Strolling the streets of Tehran, unfolding recollections, inscribed as it were, through a language primarily material.

Rhea Storr - Carnival Talk: An Adequate Language
Carnival Talk: An Adequate Language investigates the coding of colour in a way which suggests an internal logic and the layering on of a costume akin to the layering of language. Carefully orchestrated abstraction is employed in the service of cultural identity through carnival, often denying embodiment of the costume, obscuring or revealing an author. 

Meet the filmmakers - 12.30—1pm
After the film showing why not pop down to the Participation Space in QUAD? The artists will be available to answer any questions and to discuss their work in an informal conversation.


The UKYA National Festival runs from Thursday 3 - Sunday 6 November and lets the public enjoy and see work from over 80 talented young creatives working in dance, theatre, literature, visual arts and music at venues right across the City of Derby, all for free. 

For all the events, listings and Festival information visit www.ukyoungartists.co.uk 

UK Young Artists is a registered charity that champions the next generation of creativity, supporting collaboration and intercultural dialogue, ensuring a vibrant and diverse creative future for the UK.

FREE, booking essential.