For our September ONE WORK event, Rehana Zaman will discuss her recent work ‘Alternative Economies’ (2021). The work is available to view on the LUX Scotland website for the month of September, with Captions by 121 Captions.
Made in conversation with herbalist Rasheeqa Ahmad and financial services regulator Rachel Bardiger, ‘Alternative Economies’ reads the imperialist exploits of the Disney character Scrooge McDuck adjacent to the apparently radical yet deeply compromised promises of cryptocurrency. Between these two strands, possibilities for an alternative network of exchange and subsistence are sought.
We recommend watching ‘Alternative Economies’ (2021) in advance of the discussion. A captioned version of ‘Alternative Economies’ (2021) will be available to watch on the LUX Scotland website for the month of September 2022.
‘Alternative Economies’ was commissioned by Borås Art Biennial 2021.
ONE WORK is a series of online events that focus closely on a single work. These generous discussions provide an opportunity for an artist to present a recent work and talk through how the work came into being. Each work is available as a month-long online screening, followed by a specially commissioned written response that serves as documentation of both the exhibition of the work and the discussion that focused on it.
The event will take place on Zoom. To download Zoom, visit here: https://zoom.us/download
The event will be live captioned by 121 Captions.
The work will be available to watch with captions by clicking the ‘cc’ logo in the bottom right hand corner of the player.
Watching the work in advance
We encourage audiences to watch Alternative Economies in advance of the discussion event, as the conversation will be focused on this work and audience questions, reflections and contributions are an important part of this event series. Alternative Economies will be available to watch on the LUX Scotland website for September 2022.
Participating in the Event
This will be a webinar-style event with only the artist and LUX Scotland staff visible on the zoom call (no participants will be visible on zoom).
We ask that all participants are respectful and listen to the facilitators and other participants.
Audiences are encouraged to contribute and the host will open up conversation for questions after a short introduction to the work by the artist and a discussion between the host and the artist. You may wish to use the chat box to type your question or comment.
LUX Scotland is dedicated to providing a welcoming online environment for everyone, regardless of gender identity and expression, age, sexual orientation, disability, physical appearance, body size, race, ethnicity, or religion or belief. Participants who do not adhere to this code of conduct and the participation guidelines will be asked to leave the event.
Rehana Zaman is an artist from Heckmondwike, raised by her Pakistani mother, five sisters and three brothers. Her work speaks to questions of kinship and sociality, seeking out possibilities of intimacy and transgression within inhospitable contexts. Conversation and cooperative methods sit at the heart of her films, performances and group work. Rehana lives and works in London.
She has exhibited widely in the UK and Internationally. Recent presentations include Serpentine Projects (forthcoming 2022) British Art Show 9 (Touring), ICA Miami, Trinity Square Video, Toronto, Borås International Sculpture Biennial (Sweden), Artist Film International Whitechapel, London and worldwide. In 2019 she co-edited Tongues with Taylor Le Melle, published by PSS and was shortlisted for the Film London Jarman Award. She is currently a board member of not/nowhere artist workers cooperative and her films are distributed by LUX.
Closed Captions The event will be live captioned by 121 Captions
ONE WORK is a series of online events that focus closely on a single work. These generous discussions provide an opportunity for an artist to present a recent work and talk through how the work came into being. Each work is available as a month-long online screening, followed by a specially commissioned written response that serves as documentation of both the work and the discussion.