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Antonia Luxem, Dreaming X, 2021. HD video, still. Courtesy of the artist.

Gasworks presents a screening of Dreaming X, a new film by Antonia Luxem, made during her residency at Gasworks in 2021.

Dreaming X follows X’s dreamlike journey inside a mysterious and dark universe in which she encounters a number of puzzling characters, and disorientation, hallucinations and mesmeric rhythms transport her to the circus.

After the screening, Luxem will be in conversation with curator Anna Colin.

This event is free to attend and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Entry will not be permitted after the event starts.

Please be aware that the film features some scenes with strobe lighting. 

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Biographies

Antonia Luxem creates films to explore different realities and bodies, and to transport viewers to new mental spaces. Her works have been inspired by subjects ranging from human perception, thought processes and the brain’s visual interpretations of sounds from space, to the individual’s anxiety in relation to the universe and the passing of time, and dreams. Recently her subject matters have expanded to include questions of queer identity and homophobia. Her work has been shown in exhibitions and film festivals in the UK and abroad. Recent screenings and exhibitions include Well Projects, Margate; Fragment Gallery, Moscow; B3 Biennal of the moving image, Frankfurt; Swiss Church, London; Turf Projects, Croydon; LIMBO, Margate; Whitstable Biennial, Guest Projects, London. Recent film festivals include New York Independent Film Festival, New York; Underwire Film Festival, London; KINOSKOP Analogue Festival, Belgrade; Traverse Video, Toulouse; East End Film Festival, London.

Anna Colin is an independent curator, educator and researcher based in East Kent. Her practice often straddles the curatorial and the pedagogical, and currently engages with open spaces and the notion of value in the contemporary art sector. Anna was a co-founder and director of Open School East, an independent art school and community space in London then Margate (2013-20). She worked as associate curator at Lafayette Anticipations in Paris (2014-20), associate director at Bétonsalon – Centre for art and research, Paris (2011-12), and curator at Gasworks, London (2007-10). In 2015-16, Anna was co-curator, with Lydia Yee, of British Art Show 8. Alongside her freelance practice, Anna is training in horticulture and garden design, while completing a PhD in the School of Geography at the University of Nottingham. She works as a part-time lecturer on the MFA Curating at Goldsmiths. 

Dreaming X was developed with the support of FLAMIN and Arts Council England.