'All The Beauty And The Bloodshed': Why Nan Goldin's Activism Matters
Writer Christina Donoghue went to see the Barbican's re release of the award-winning documentary 'All The Beauty and The Bloodshed'. She shares her thoughts on why Nan Goldin's activism is just as important now as it was in the '90s.
Film: Made of Stars
This film of intimate portraits by Nick Knight captures the emotions of Liverpool’s creative community of refugees and displaced individuals.
The Soul: Bevan Agyemang
Visual artist and designer Bevan Agyemang communicates the rhythmic connection of the soul and the physical body through the medium of film.
Heart: Cedric Mizero
Artist Cedric Mizero interprets the heart through a film born out of a craving to share stories from home.
Spine: Ebinum Brothers
Brothers and artists Victory and Marvel Ebinum explore the feeling which underlies movement in the body, offering their interpretation of the spine.
Synthesis: Faculty Press
The annual yearbook project by Thebe Magugu and friends present a photo series exploring how young people in South Africa particularly navigate their need for belonging and desire for acceptance in a religious society.
Toes: Frank Dorrey
Artist Frank Dorrey created a joyful toe-tapping animation responding to the body part using an iPhone.
Poet and artist Julianknxx interprets the brain through a film which asks: how do you imagine your own future, and your own beauty within this existence?
Sleep: Kali McMillan
Image-maker Kali McMillan shows the chaos of sleep and the interruptions to its rhythms in a short film.
Dreams: Kumbirai Makumbe
This film conceived by the artist, shows the prophetic power of dreams, which can be more than just an accumulation of the detritus of our daily lives.
Teeth: Lunathi Mngxuma
The artist took the memory of toothache in childhood to explore healing to the sicknesses of the world in this film.
Ears: Lunga Ntila
In an animated video, collaged artworks by the artist Lunga Ntila create vibrant portraits interpreting the ears.
Yet to be Born: Mettamodernist
Crafting stories that tell the diaspora of the black experience through absurd and surreal lenses, creative Mettamodernist created an AfroAbsurdist film.
Hips: Phoebe Boswell
The artist Phoebe Boswell explores the myriad associations of the word hip to open up pathways of reflection on the complexities of black male subjectivity.
Fingernails: POiSON ANNA
Musician POiSON ANNA interprets the fingernails in a film which explores finding freedom within the body.
Fingers: Sindiso Khumalo
Fashion designer Sindiso Khumalo interprets fingers in a meditative film, which shows the connective power of the human hand for self-care, craftsmanship and to maintain generational bonds.
Trauma: Soull Ogun
Jewellery designer Soull Ogun makes a piece on camera to show how art can be used as a tool to create a new language around trauma and set you free.
Arms: Sy Blake
The 3D artist Sy Blake explores the arm's role as part of the whole body, whilst also showcasing it as a landscape in its own right.
Hair: Tiffani Glenn Grimsley
Fine artist Tiffani Glenn Grimsley celebrates the beauty of textured hair, and defies negative stereotypes in this film.
Healing: Vinson Fraley Jr
The performance artist explores the healing joy of solitude in a film.
Bodies of Knowledge
Conceived in partnership with Emma Dabiri, this project redefines the representation of the body in fashion and visual culture, with international contributors investigating both inside and outside of the human form to create a constellation of alternativ
Light's Own Destruction: 2022
Violent blasts of light created from explosives transform a globe into a pulsating orb.
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