Michelle Williams Gamaker & Harold Offeh
Recorded at an online event in collaboration between Holden Gallery and Bunker Talks as part of the Department of Art & Performance EDI Festival. Dr Hannah Singleton, chairs the discussion as EDI Joint Co-Ordinator for the Department of Art and Performance. Introduced by Zoe Watson, Lecturer in Art Theory and Practice and curator of the Holden Gallery and the Interruptions series, artists, Michelle Williams Gamaker and Harold Offeh, and art students discuss The Intersectional Hydra film.
Michelle Williams Gamaker is an artist filmmaker and Lecturer in Fine Art at Goldsmiths. Her practice is often in dialogue with film history, re-staging scenes to reveal their politically problematic, imperialist roots. Her work is a form of fictional activism to recast characters originally played by white actors with people of colour. Williams Gamaker is joint-winner of the Film London Jarman Award 2020 and is also recipient of the Stuart Croft Moving Image Award 2020 for The Bang Straws, which will premiere in 2021.
Harold Offeh is an artist working in a range of media including performance, video and social arts practice. Offeh is interested in the space created by the inhabiting or embodying of histories. He has exhibited widely in the UK and internationally. He lives in Cambridge and is currently a Reader in Fine Art at Leeds Beckett University and tutor in Contemporary Art Practices at the RCA. In 2019 he was a recipient of the Nigel Greenwood Prize and the Paul Hamlyn Foundation Award for Artists.
Watch The Intersectional Hydra film at www.holdengallery.mmu.ac.uk/2021/interruptions-the-intersectional-hydra