Teknolust (Hersham-Leeson, 2002) & Pumzi (Kahiu, 2010): Horse Hospital, Bloomsbury, 7.30pm
A weekend of feminist science fiction at the popular Horse Hospital arts venue.
Here is their introduction to this evening's movies: The inexhaustible and speculative realms of science fiction have
traditionally and continue to be an effective and vital arena to play
out the various potentials of feminist politics and ideologies, a
platform to re-imagine and critique the current structures, norms and
gender/identity constructs and lay bare the most fundamental and
pervasive of injustices.
“No other genres so actively invite representations of the
ultimate goals of feminism: worlds free of sexism, worlds in which
women’s contributions (to science) are recognized and valued, worlds in
which the diversity of women’s desire and sexuality, and worlds that
move beyond gender.”
– Elyce Rae Helford
Club Des Femmes is proud to host an evening of feminist future vision. What will the
woman of tomorrow be like? Will technology govern our future? Or Nature?
Or will we? We’re offering you the chance to share future visions by two of the
world’s most exciting women directors. See Tilda Swinton four times
over in Lynn Hershman-Leeson’s Teknolust: a critique of a world where
science controls our destiny, and Wanuri Kahiu’s Pumzi: an encouragement
to an eco-consciousness now before it’s too late.
Plus, we’re asking you to help create our very own Club Des Femmes’ Futurewoman. Working with filmmaker and artist Lisa Gornick,
join us for a night of performative zine-making. Bring your future
visions, utopian ideas, texts, images, visions and concepts and we’ll
publish an amalgam of the night’s findings of what Club Des Femmes women
want for the future. It’s time to make a plan.
TEKNOLUST Director: Lynn Hershman-Leeson. 2002. USA. 85 mins With Tilda Swinton, Jeremy Davies, James Urbaniak
Here is the trailer.
PUMZI Director: Wanuri Kahiu. 2010. South Africa-Kenya. 21 mins With Chantelle Burger, Kudzani Moswela
Here is the trailer.