7th December, 2021 / 16:00 - 17:30
2nd March, 2016
Jennet Thomas’ THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE is an experimental narrative film haunted by the image of Margaret Thatcher as an after-burn on our cultural memory. Set in a primitive- future world of collapsing signs and imploding meanings, characters in the film become entangled in a Thatcher cargo-cult where the difference between technology and magic has become incomprehensible. A kind of warped Folk-tale, the film follows two women on their pilgrimage to the Winter Gardens, Blackpool to cure their green baby.
The screening will be followed by illustrated talks from Esther Leslie, writer, theorist and Professor of Political Aesthetics at Birkbeck and Sally O’Reilly, writer and critic.
Jennet Thomas is an artist who makes films, performances and installations exploring the connections between the lived everyday, fantasy and ideology. She is Senior Lecturer in Fine Art: Print and Time Based Media at Wimbledon College of Arts.
The film is 37 minutes long. The book ‘THE UNSPEAKABLE FREEDOM DEVICE’, a parallel project commissioned by Book Works, will also be on sale and drinks will be provided.