Frances Scott: Valentina

A black and white film still of a white woman with short hair in front of a black background. She is shown in profile and the image is cropped in close, filling most of the frame.
Frances Scott, Valentina (2020), 3 minutes 55 seconds 16mm transfer to digital, black and white, stereo. Image courtesy the artist

As part of Frances Scott’s research residency at TACO! an online screening event for short film, Valentina (2020) was followed by an in conversation event with writer Beth Bramich.

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Afterall Journal Reading Group: Disobedient Video

A black and white photograph of a white woman behind the bars of a gate. She is reaching up to attach a hand-painted banner that reads: Les Ouvrieres Occupent L'usine [translation: workers occupy the factory].
Cathy Bernheim, Ned Burgess, Catherine Deudon, Suzanne Fenn and Annette Levy-Willard, Grève des femmes à Troyes (Womens Strike in the City of Troyes), 1971, black and white video, sound, 55min. Courtesy Centre Audiovisuel Simone de Beauvoir

To mark the publication of issue 48 of Afterall journal, Beth Bramich invited The Camera: Nous, an intermittent film club led by Lauren Houlton, to lead a collective reading of Stéphanie Jeanjean’s essay Disobedient Video in France in the 1970s: Video Production by Women’s Collectives accompanied by a screening of Grève des femmes à Troyes (1971). The screening and reading group took place at Arts Catalyst, London.  

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Reading Group: To Become Two

Alex Martinis Roe, ‘To Become Two: Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice’, 2018. Published by Archive Books. Courtesy of the artist.

Join The Bad Vibes Club (Beth Bramich & Kathryn Siegel) at the London Art Book Fair, Whitechapel Gallery for a reading group and discussion about transgenerational approaches to feminist politics, based on a reading excerpts from Alex Martinis Roe‘s book To Become Two: Propositions for Feminist Collective Practice. This event touches on themes Martinis Roe explores of intergenerational rifts and estrangements, the affective aspects of collective practices and the possibilities of solidarity in difference.

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Paranoid Reading at Bloc Projects

bad vibes club

Join The Bad Vibes Club (Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau & Beth Bramich) at Bloc Projects, Sheffield, for a reading group and discussion about how paranoia affects the way we think, and the possibilities for what Eve Sedgwick has called ‘reparative reading‘. Reparative reading is a powerful corrective to paranoia and cynicism, and a much needed way of engaging with people and ideas that are different from our own.

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Bad Vibes Club at Flat Time House


Flat Time House is hosting The Bad Vibes Club in 2017–18. The Bad Vibes Club is a forum for research into negative states. Whilst at Flat Time House, Beth Bramich and Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau will host 6 months of reading groups, a number of live events, and the launch of a new publication in June 2018. Please come along! All welcome, if you haven’t managed to make the reading groups before, now is a great time to start.

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Cyber Intimacy

Lynn Hershman-Leeson, Double Cross Click Click, 1995, video still.

CYBER INTIMACY:  A reading and watching group presented by Beth Bramich and Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau of The Bad Vibes Club at Res., London, 16 September 2016

Join Beth Bramich and Matthew de Kersaint Giraudeau of The Bad Vibes Club in the Kathy Rae Huffman Archive Reading Room at Res. to read Huffman’s CYBER INTIMACY: From Net Nookie to Coffee Talk (1995) alongside a screening of excerpts of moving image works from Huffman’s programme of the same name.

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Of and For Turner Contemporary

Of and For Turner Contemporary: Writings on a Building. Illustration by Billie Muraben.

‘Of and For Turner Contemporary: Writings on a Building’ is a collection of texts written by Critical Writing in Art and Design students at the Royal College of Art. The essays bring together new approaches to writing in relation to architecture, drawing particularly on the experience of spending time with a working building. With a foreword from Sir David Chipperfield and newly commissioned illustrations by Billie Muraben, this website captures aspects and impressions of Turner Contemporary almost four years after its opening.

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In Production


Events series curated by Beth Bramich providing a platform for Midlands based artists working in film and video and encouraging a critical dialogue amongst local practitioners. In Production ran from 2010–12 and was hosted by Nottingham Contemporary. It was also presented in collaboration with Outpost Gallery, Norwich and David Dale Gallery, Glasgow. Featured artists and guest speakers included: Kitty Anderson, Darren Banks, Gareth Bell-Jones, Alice Bradshaw, Mark Essen, Mateus Domingos, Blue Firth, Ellie Harrison, Louis Henderson, Claire Hope, Candice Jacobs, Ben Judd, Paul Pieroni, Alexander Stevenson, Corin Sworn, Tether, Katy Woods and Emily Wilczek.

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