Friday 18 May 2018

An Island of Disparity - Bruno Verner introduces Terra em Transe by Glauber Rocha (1967)

An Island of Disparity: Summer screening series at Goldsmiths 

An Island of Disparity brings different perspectives and points of view together, in a quest to survey a space of heterogeneity. The platform is a weekly informal movie & snacks during the summer term led by/for Goldsmiths postgraduate students from different departments. Every week a postgraduate researcher is invited to share a film in relation to his/her research. The programme asks and intents to reflect on the role and position of Goldsmiths through research students, on institutional and social issues affecting minorities. 

An Island of Disparity aims to establish a safe space to question traditional academic stances through artistic and experimental approaches. As a result, we intent to stimulate cross-disciplinary exchange of perspectives between postgraduate students, and foster intercultural dialogue in the academic sphere, by presenting films from the “Global South” (with English subtitles) and disseminate research around subaltern subjects. 

Imagined and organized by Romeo Gongora and Mitxy Mabel Meneses Gutiérrez.

15 May 2018: Wing Kit Hung (Department of Media and Communications, Goldsmiths): Queer Families in China and Hong Kong: Love between Queer Children & Their Straight Parents
22 May 2018: Mabel Meneses (Department of Politics, Goldsmiths): a clip of one day in the life of a cross-border student at the Mexico-US border, and a satire of the borderland

29 May 2018: Bruno Verner (Department of Visual Cultures, Goldsmiths): Terra em Transe by Glauber Rocha (1967) 

05 June 2018: Faiza Ahmad Khan (Centre for Research Architecture, Goldsmiths): Bamako by Abderrehman Sissako (2006) 

12 June 2018: Saba Zavarei (Department of Theatre and Performance, Goldsmiths): Film tbc

19 June 2018: Mubeena Nowrung (Department of Psychology, Goldsmiths): 3 idiots by Rajkumar Hirani (2009)


Romeo Gongora is a visual artist and PhD researcher in the Department of Art at Goldsmiths, University of London (UK). Since 2008, he has conducted major collaborative arts projects that interact with the social sphere, integrating politics and pedagogy in the practice of performance. www.romeogongora.com

Kit Hung is an independent filmmaker and currently pursuing a PhD on queer kinship and queer cinema at the Department of Media and Communications. Lecturer of the Academy of film, Hong Kong Baptist University, his films have won numerous international awards and were screened at over 120 international film festivals.

Mitxy Mabel Meneses Gutiérrez is a MPhil/PhD student in the Department of Politics at Goldsmiths, University of London. Since 2012, she has been working with International and Transnational Migration, International Cooperation for Development and Education M.menesesg@gold.ac.uk

Faiza Ahmad Khan is at the Centre for Research Architecture at Goldsmiths, University of London, and is working with a video archive of testimonies from an anti-Muslim riot in India. Currently she is exploring infrastructures at the level of the event and of the archive.

Mubeena Nowrung is an Associate Lecturer and PhD Researcher in the Psychology Department at Goldsmiths, University of London. Her research explores coaching and mentoring for university students. She also runs coaching and mentoring sessions, helping students overcome stress, anxiety, and build confidence so that they have a successful university experience, contributing to their academic, professional and personal development  m.nowrung@gold.ac.uk

Bruno Verner is a musician, poet and cultural theorist best known for his work with Brazilian tropical punk funk art duo Tetine. Verner has performed extensively in Europe and Brazil. He is currently pursuing a PhD on Brazilian Post Punk in the Department of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London www.tetine.net

Saba Zavarei is an artist, writer and PhD Researcher in the Department of Theatre and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London. She is the co-founder at K[]NESH SPACE, a migrating platform for critical and creative spatial practice. ​Stretched between London and Tehran, Saba's work explores the sociopolitical structure of the space in relation to the performances of the everyday life, gender norms, transgressive acts and protest  www.sabazavarei.com

Supported by the SU Academic Communities Fund and MARs Research Hub

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