Over the summer of 2019 Tanoa Sasraku-Ansah is making a new moving image work as a result of her time as The New Flesh artist-in-residence at Academy Costumes. The work will have its UK premiere at Berwick Film & Media Festival in September, and London premiere as part of Art Licks Weekend.
During this Art Licks event Tanoa’s film will be screened throughout the day. As a retelling of Kenneth Anger’s ‘Rabbit’s Moon’, this work will see the artist reclaim and rewrite the figure of Pierrot the clown as a mixed-race, gay woman.
To coincide with the presentation of her film Tanoa will work with Georgie Brinkman (Curator, The New Flesh) and Benjamin Cook (Director, LUX) to bring together artists, writers and practitioners who have informed the development of her work during the residency. Through a programme of talks, discussions, screenings and performances, this day-long event will consider the position of Tanoa’s practice within her network of peers, and others forging paths before her.
Georgie Brinkman, Benjamin Cook
London N19 5JF, UK