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Audio-Visual Essays

This film was made for The British Museum X Shape Arts event Shards, contemporary representations of disability, on 21st July 2022.  See full details of event here.

In the video essay, "Narratives of Space and Time in Unrest", Charlie Fitz presents Jen Brea as a filmmaker in the margins, arguing that marginality fuels innovation. The video essay also explores space and time in the film, employing Michel Foucault's conception of heterotopias and Alison Kafer's notion of crip time.

The audio-visual essay was first created for and delivered at the 5th B-Film Symposium at Birmingham University on the 20th April 2022

Through a brief history of sick artists who work(ed) in self-portraits and performance art, artist Charlie Fitz introduces her concept of ‘the assisted-self portrait’ and places her work in the sick archive alongside Frida Kahlo, Leonora Carrington, Jo Spence, and Abareshi Panteha.

The audio-visual essay was first created for and delivered at a Resting Up Collective X The Remote Body workshop series in 2021.

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