Mascara Film Club


Mascara Film Club is an artist-run film club, which mostly takes place in North-East London. Taking place outside both film festival circuits and institutional art spaces, we screen artists’ moving image in more convivial contexts. We understand film screenings defined less as the relation between film and spectators in hushed rooms, but rather as performative and social events where the critical intimacies of friendship and community can come to the fore. Through our programming we seek to bring into conversation films and people, and foster a self-organised infrastructure for moving image practitioners.


Mascara Film Club is currently organised by Kasia Lukasik, Rufus Rock and Daisy Smith.

Mascara Film Club is organised by Rufus Rock,  Daisy Smith and Kasia Lukasik.

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Mascara Film Club



Mascara Film Club is an artist-run film club, which mostly takes place in North-East London. Taking place outside institutional art spaces, we screen artists’ moving image in more convivial contexts. We understand film screenings defined less as the relation between film and spectators in hushed rooms, but rather as performative and social events where the critical intimacies of friendship and community can come to the fore. Through our programming we seek to bring into conversation films and people, and foster a self-organised infrastructure for moving image practitioners.


Mascara Film Club is currently organised by Kasia Lukasik, Rufus Rock and Daisy Smith. 



 #19:
Joanna McClurg



16 September – 13 October 2021

Programme:
Black Mountain, Joanna McClurg, 2020, 46 mins
Viva Palestine Viva Ireland, Joanna McClurg, 2020, 8 mins



Location: online

Mascara Film Club is pleased to present an online screening of two videos, Black Mountain (2020) and Viva Palestine Viva Ireland (2020), by artist Joanna McClurg. This double screening looks at the personal and local histories of Belfast’s Black Mountain. While officially only a hill, Black Mountain boasts the highest point in greater Belfast. It has served as a burial ground for ancient Irish kings, the source of rivers that fuelled the linen industry, propelling Belfast from provincial town to linchpin of the British Empire, and, perhaps most controversially, a major operational base of the British Army.

Black Mountain follows 86 year-old Victor who walks almost 10 miles every day with someone else’s dog. During these walks he reminisces. Zig-zagging across the mountain and between memories, he reveals his unconventional view of the world.

Viva Palestine Viva Ireland is a found footage film documenting the Irish republican collective Gael Force Art, known for adorning the hillside with political slogans made from white, fabric letters. The group assert a message of solidarity between Ireland and Palestine, drawing parallels between their entangled histories of dispossession, colonialism and state violence. Viva Palestine Viva Ireland considers the political, material and poetic aspects of the group’s work and attempts to formulate a reply to their usually declarative or imperative ‘bedsheet statements.’