a photograph of seven people posing in front of a football goal. five are wearing sports kits with "arts council england" painted on to them and wearing helmets covered in grass.

Cultural Field Screening

Join us for the premiere of Cultural Field in the Whitgift Centre Atrium with drinks!

 

Cultural Field is a new artist film developed by Rosa-Johan Uddoh, directed and produced by Louis Brown and Jos Bitelli (East London Cable) and performed by 12 female, non-binary & trans footballers, activists and performers. It is Uddoh’s most ambitious film project to date, made with over 30 collaborators, including: headwear designer Leo Carlton, graphic designer Rachel Sale, director of photography Lou MacNamara, with sound by Joe Namy and Toby Burroughs, animation by Bitelli and edited by Brown.

 

Referencing the format of a ‘Match of the Day’ TV broadcast, Cultural Field records the meeting of fictional 5 a-side football teams ANTI-CAP UTD and CAPITALIST CITY on the Hackney Marshes, one of the largest areas of common land in Greater London. Competing for the Cultural Field Cup, players improvise in-role as characters including TENANT, COLONIALIST and other prominent figures in a power struggle for land in the UK. The film moves between live-action gameplay and in-studio punditry by Comedian Sapphire McIntosh (as COMMENTATOR) and Rosa-Johan Uddoh (as CRITIC), who provide economic analysis inspired by Rosa Luxemberg, drawing upon histories such as the Football Association’s 1921 ban of women from playing on their grounds and protest football matches during the 18th Century enclosure of English common land.

 

Please take note of the event timings:

Please join us at Turf Projects from 7pm for drinks (cash bar) and to see Common Ground, a studio members’ takeover of the Turf Projects gallery in response to the themes of Cultural Field. Rosa’s new book Practice Makes Perfect will also be on sale.

The Cultural Field screening will start promptly at 8.15pm

Following the screening, join us for an after party at Little Turf hosted by Resolve Collective, details to follow on the night

 

Address:

Turf Projects is based in a unit in The Whitgift Centre, Croydon.

Access for this event is via the ground floor Wellesley Rd entrance:

Whitgift Centre, Wellesley Rd, Croydon CR0 2AJ.

Find the entrance on google maps.

 

The event begins after Whitgift Centre regular opening hours and all other entrances will be locked. Please note that access will not be possible via the Wellesley Rd underpass.

 

Turf Projects is 7 minutes walk (0.3 miles) from West Croydon Station and 8 minutes walk (0.4 miles) from East Croydon station. More info.

 

If you have access needs and would like further details in advance, or assistance on the night, please call the numbers below or email info@turf-projects.com. If you have problems finding the venue on the night, please call 07746658954.

 

Please book a free ticket to attend the screening event via Eventbrite.

 

Read more about the film and project in full here.

 

Commissioned by independent curator Jessie Krish.

Generously supported by Arts Council England, Central Saint Martins, and Liverpool John Moores University.

 

Part of:

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