From the Official Selection of the Bomb Factory's reintroduced Spring 2021 Artist's Film Festival, we are delighted to introduce the creators of our judges' three favourite films.
Winning filmmakers Johanes Agboifo, Kamila Kuc and Dagmar Schürrer are joined by artists Pallas Citroen, Shezad Dawood and Nooshin Farhid for a special Q&A session.
Artist's Film Festival Winners
Johannes Agboifo | Kamila Kuc | Dagmar Schürrer
Dagmar is a media artist based in Berlin, Germany. The digital image, found and generated, is her material to form a visual language beyond analogue perception, reflecting on the possibility of creating new worlds and stories in digital space by following a subjective system of ordering.
Her work has been exhibited internationally, amongst others at the ICA London, the Moscow Biennale for Young Art, the Diagonale Film Festival in Graz or the Museum of Waste in Changsha, China.
Image © Birgit Von Bally
Johannes is a young, black British student / artist based in North London. With a background in civil engineering, he currently studies architecture. He freelances in photography and videography, both of which he is self-taught in.
His work primarily focuses on fashion and street photography alongside analogue and digital videography. Commissioned shoots by brands include Sergio Tacchini, Feather Pendants and NOTHING.
His own personal projects are street photography, artistic documentaries on debauchery and hedonism in the life of everyday London youth and creative short films.
Kamila is a multimedia artist and writer whose hybrid works explore the transformative potential of apparatuses, dreams and memories in the creation of societal myths and narratives. Of particular interest to her practice are stories that subvert dominant narratives of history. In her recent projects, she’s employed diverse archival sources in conjunction with AI tools to examine notions of agency, belonging and identity while attempting to trace complex lineages of meaning and representation.
Her films have screened internationally: most recently at the Edinburgh International Film Festival, CROSSROADS, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives New York; Studio Gallery, Warsaw; Whitechapel Gallery, British Film Institute, Institute of Contemporary Arts and Visions in the Nunnery, London. Her work is available via artinCINEMA archives, sofy.tv, Vimeo on Demand and Ann Arbor District Library. She is the recipient of many international grants, most recently, the Arts Council of England Project Grants, British Council, New Mexico Arts, and the National Endowment for the Arts (USA), among others. She is the author and editor of numerous books and articles on experimental media, including Visions of Avant-Garde Film (Indiana University Press). With Tessa Garland and Sophie Hill, Kuc is the curator of the 2020 edition of Visions in the Nunnery, renowned showcase of diverse moving image and performance works. She teaches film and media on the MA Film & Screen Studies at Goldsmiths, University of London.
Image © Claudiu Joacă-Bine