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. 



#15:
Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Therese Henningsen


1 – 28 April 2021
Location: Online

Programme: 
Maintenancer, Sidsel Meineche Hansen & Therese Henningsen, 2018




We are pleased to present an online screening of Mainenancer (2018) a film by Sidsel Meineche Hansen and Therese Henningsen.

Maintenancer explores sex work and the maintenance of sex dolls in the German brothel Bordoll. Based on interviews with dominatrix, founder and madame, Evelyn Schwarz, and her assistant it documents the initial transitions into post-human prostitution, where sex work shifts from the physical body of the sex worker onto the sex doll or robot, with the doll as an interlocutor, whose dead weight demands regular lifting, disinfection and repair.

Thank you to Evelyn Schwarz, dominatrix, founder and madame at Bordoll and her assistant (anonymous).

Duration: 13 mins
Digital video with sound

Access Information

The audio has open captions in English.