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I am the Daughter of Dead-fathers
Work in progress screening and discussion

Miriam Sampaio

Saturday December 2nd 2017. Doors 6:30pm for a 7pm start. Event runs till 10pm inc. Q&A. Suggested donation £3. Spaces available on a first come, first served basis.
Suggested donation £3. Spaces available on a first come, first served basis.

Kanadian / Portuguese inter-disciplinary artist Miriam Sampaio has been in residence at no.w.here from May 2017. She has been working on 'I am the Daughter of Dead-fathers' a 16mm film which explores the affective space, sensations and memories of trauma within the PIDE headquarters (the Portuguese SS interrogation and torture centre of the Salazar fascist dictatorship in Portugal from 1926-1974).

Miriam has used the photochemical and opto-mechanical resources at no.w.here to explore different material temporalities embedded in the film emulsion, possibly revealing invisible emotional and psychic landscapes of family memory, political oppression, and the uncanny.

The source material for this long form work (black and white Super 8 reels shot when Sampaio broke into the former PIDE building in Lisbon as it was being converted to luxury flats) has been transformed via optical printing and hand processing.

At this point in the project Miriam is keen to share her work with a critical and engaged audience to help shape its final form. For this screening of the work she will be joined by Dr. Althea Greenan (Curator, Women's Art Library) and invited guests.


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