Andrea Luka Zimmerman: Film and the Practice of Social Dreaming

    Wednesday 8 March 2023
    Masterclass by Andrea Luka Zimmerman

    About this Masterclass

    How might we resist being framed exclusively through class, gender, ability or disability, and even through geography?

    I will outline my working process, spanning over a decade, which contributes attention to the under-expressed intersection of public and private memory and itinerant lives, human and otherwise, often in relation to structural and political violence. Processes where radical encounters call for uncommon commons and futures, using filmmaking practice as a form of social dreaming.

    About Andrea Luka Zimmerman

    Andrea Luka Zimmerman is a Jarman Award winning artist, filmmaker and cultural activist whose multi layered practice calls for a profound re-imagining of the relationship between people, place and ecology. Films include the Artangel-produced ‘Here for Life’ (2019), which received its world premiere in the Cineasti Del Presente international competition of the Locarno Film Festival (winning a Special Mention), ‘Erase and Forget’ (2017), premiering at the Berlin Film Festival (nominated for the Original Documentary Award), ‘Estate, a Reverie’ (2015) (nominated for Best Newcomer at the Grierson awards) and ‘Taskafa, Stories of the Street’ (2013), written and voiced by the late John Berger.

    Selected exhibitions include ‘Art Class’ at METAL and LUX, ‘Shelter in Place’ at Esturary Festival, ‘Civil Rites’, the London Open, Whitechapel Gallery, ‘Common Ground’ at Spike Island, Bristol and ‘Real Estates’ at Peer Gallery. Andrea co-founded the cultural collectives Fugitive Images and Vision Machine (collaborators on Academy Award® nominated feature documentary ‘The Look of Silence’).

    Andrea co-edited the books ‘Estate’ (Myrdle Court Press) and ‘Doorways: Women, Homelessness Trauma and Resistance’ (House Sparrow Press) and has published extended essays in Anthologies as well as open access platforms such as ‘Open Democracy’, ‘La Furia Umana’, ‘Another Gaze’, among others. Andrea grew up on a large council estate and left school at 16. >