Auto Italia, London, 03 December 2011 — 11 December 2011
Cinenova, Germaine Dulac, Joanna Davis, Cheryl Edwards, Su Friederich, Alice Guy, Althea Greenan, Leah Gilliam, Sarah Gibson, Women’s Independent Cinema House, Zeinabu Irene Davis, Tina Keane, Huw Lemmey, Martine Lumbroso, Susan Lambert, Zoe Leonard, Tanya Mahboob Syed, Annabel Nicolson, Sally Potter, Lis Rhodes, Catherine Saalfield, Kerstin Schroedinger and Nina Wakeford
Bodies Assembling, 2011. Courtesy of the artists.

Auto Italia, in collaboration with Cinenova, presents Bodies Assembling, a series of screenings and workshops featuring moving image work selected by invited artists and activists.

Bodies Assembling strives to facilitate multiple readings of historical works from a contemporary perspective, screening older film and video works from Cinenova’s collection alongside recent artistic and filmmaking practices.

A temporary cinematic site has been constructed at Auto Italia’s space in order to develop a discourse that builds new relationships and knowledge. Engaging with Auto Italia and Cinenova as both organisations and active communities of artists, the programme will express a range of diverse viewpoints on the struggles and feminisms present in Cinenova’s material. Bodies Assembling encourages discussion, collaborative practice and alternative approaches to the production and distribution of culture through film and video. Cinenova is the only women’s film distributor in Europe tracing a feminist film history from the early twentieth century. It is a charitable organisation currently run voluntarily by the Cinenova Working Group.

Bodies Assembling acts as a forum to consider the contemporary legacy of the work distributed by Cinenova, reflecting on the similarities and differences of filmmaking and its various economic and political contexts.

Day 1 Take Up, Direct Action, Acting Up, and Lift
03 Dec 2011, 19:00 — 21:00

Althea Greenan the curator of the Women’s Art Library at Goldsmiths screens five films about activism, street actions and filmmaking.

Day 2 Life, Love and HIV
04 Dec 2011, 16:00 — 18:00

Emma Hedditch and Melissa Castagnetto from the Cinenova Working Group shares a series of films focusing on HIV.

Day 3 Material Interventions
08 Dec 2011, 19:30 — 21:30

In this workshop participants learn how to operate a 16mm film projector presented by artist Kerstin Schroedinger.

Day 4 Her Image Fades as Her Voice Rises
09 Dec 2011, 19:30 — 21:30

In this event we share the first four films acquired by Circles distribution which later became Cinenova.

Day 5 Workshop on “Several films, one of which is potentially tedious”
11 Dec 2011

Huw Lemmey and Nina Wakeford present a selection of films highlighting the political context of the 1980s.