photo courtesy of no.w.hereAt this months Free Cinema School, no.w.here report back from their recent residency at the Townhouse Gallery, Cairo that was organised as part of the Edgware Road Project’s ongoing collaboration with the Townhouse. Following the residency and after several months of research, Karen Mirza and Brad Butler from no.w.here present ideas from their current work in progress / film script: “Direct Speech Acts : On Language as Violence”.

Direct Speech Acts is interested in the production, en-action and disassembly of power embedded in language. Positioning the body as the instrument of the voice, Direct Speech Acts moves across articulations of political voice and gesture through contrasting attitudes to the authority of images in drama, documentary, performance, reportage, public interventions and a series of direct speech acts mediated for the camera.

No.w.here’s Karen Mirza, Brad Butler and James Holcombe were the initiators of the Free Cinema School at the Centre for Possible Studies in 2009, alongside Khalid Abdalla and Cressida Trew.

For more information on no.w.here please see: http://www.no-w-here.org.uk/

For more information on Karen Mirza and Brad Butler please see: http://mirza-butler.net/

Our next exchange with the Townhouse Gallery, Cairo is the residency of Wael Shawky who will be in residence at the Centre for Possible Studies in March 2011 and then again in Summer 2011. For more information on the Townhouse Gallery please see: http://www.thetownhousegallery.com/

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