CANCELLED: Second Sight: New Commissions at GSFF20

19 March 2020

CCA Cinema
350 Sauchiehall Street Glasgow
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Morgan Quaintance, South, 2019. Courtesy of the artist

This event has been cancelled in response to the current situation and to reduce the spread of Covid-19 (Coronavirus). Alternative arrangements or rescheduling will be arranged shortly.

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In association with LUX, the Independent Cinema Office (ICO) presents four new moving image commissions from artists Ayo Akingbade, B.O.S.S. Collective, Morgan Quaintance and Rehana Zaman. These films are part of the ICO’s 2020 national film tour Second Sight which explores the legacy, methods, aesthetic strategies and histories of the UK Black Film Workshop Movement which developed throughout the 1980s.

Followed by a discussion with Onyeka Igwe (B.O.S.S. Collective) and Ayo Akingbade.

This screening is captioned and has BSL interpretation for the introduction and post-screening discussion.

The Centre for Contemporary Art (CCA) is located on Sauchiehall Street, accessible via Cowcaddens subway station, Charing Cross train station, and 3, 4/​4A, 18 and 19 bus services. There is limited on street parking diagonally opposite CCA on Pitt Street, and bicycle racks located on Sauchiehall Street. The cinema is located on the ground floor of the CCA and has step-free access from the entrance on Sauchiehall Street. There are accessible and gender neutral toilets located on the ground and first floors. Further venue access information can be found on the CCA website.

About the artists

Ayo Akingbade

(b. 1994, London. Lives and works in London, England.)

Akingbade works predominantly with moving image, addressing notions of power, urbanism and stance. Interested in the fluid boundaries between the self and the other, she gathers local and cultural experiences in intimate and playful interpretations.


B.O.S.S. Collective 

Black Obsidian Sound System was established in the summer of 2018 with the intention of bringing together a community of queer, trans and non binary people of colour involved in art, sound and radical activism. Following in the legacies of sound system culture B.O.S.S. wanted to learn, build and sustain a resource for collective struggles.


Morgan Quaintance

Morgan Quaintance is a London-based artist, writer and curator. His moving-image work has been shown recently at LIMA, Amsterdam, Cubitt Gallery, London; Jerwood Space, London; the 14th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival, London Film Festival 2018, and November Film Festival.


Rehana Zaman

(b 1982, Heckmondwike UK, based in London)

Rehana Zaman works with moving image and performance. Her work considers the interplay of multiple social dynamics that constitute subjects along particular socio-political formations. These narrative based pieces, often deadpan and neurotic, are frequently generated through conversation and collaboration with others.

Onyeka Igwe

Igwe is an artist and researcher working between cinema and installation. She is born and based in London, UK. In her non-fiction video work, Onyeka uses dance, voice, archive and text to expose a multiplicity of narratives. Her works have shown at the Institute of Contemporary Arts, London, LUX, Berlin Biennale, and the London, Rotterdam International, Essay and Smithsonian African American film festivals. She has exhibited at articule, Montreal, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Jerwood Space, London and The Showroom, London. She was awarded the New Cinema Award at Berwick Film and Media Arts Festival 2019 and the 2020 Arts Foundation Fellowship Award for Experimental Film.