Kate Lepper will introduce films which have made an impact on her recent work. In her words, Lepper experienced a shift in her politics “from a predominantly white-middle-class-European position to a feminism emerging from NZ's postcolonial context and Te Ao Maori (Maori worldview) in particular." The two films to be shown are;
'Bastion Point: Day 507' a documentary by Merata Mita.
"An important film that captures what is considered to be a significant event in the fight to gain redress for confiscated lands by tangata whenua (indigenous people)."
The 1980 film was restored in 2016 by Ngā Taonga Sound and Vision, the audiovisual archive of New Zealand. Her copy was gifted to Lepper by Mita's son.
'Ovarian Psycos' a documentary by Kate Turnbull-La Valle and Johanna Sokolowski
Ovarian Psycos is about a new generation of fierce, unapologetic and feminist women of color from the Eastside of Los Angeles who confront injustice, build community, and redefine identity through a raucous, irreverently named bicycle crew: The Ovarian Psycos Cycle Brigade.
Kate Lepper is in the UK from New Zealand as a participant in the Hayward Touring Exhibition 'Shonky: The Aesthetics of Awkwardness' curated by John Walter and currently open at the Belfast MAC until January 14 2018. Kate’s visit to the UK has been made possible with the assistance of Creative NZ.
Please arrive at 7pm to settle in for a prompt 7.30pm start.