Sarah Brown also known as Sweatmother, is a artist and filmmaker located in LondonTheir visual work re-evaluates cinematic conventions and explores alternative narratives to queer identities, feminisms and womxn-identifying representations. Within their practice they use green screen effects, Internet found footage and performance to construct new spaces and environments in which these under-represented identities can be visible within a safe space of exploration. Their work reclaims the often misplaced voice, body and gaze by repurposing femme and gender non-conforming identities in spaces where objectification is removed, and the agency and difference in the otherness is celebrated.

 

Presently they are a resident artist for INFERNO. 


 

Selected Clients/ Publications

BBC

Institute of Contemporary Art 

London Short Film Festival  

DAZED

Lewis G Burton 

Fluide Beauty

CLASH


 

visualsweats@gmail.com


 

Commissions / Awards:

2019 New Creatives Scheme, in partnership with BBC, ICA and DAZED London UK

2019 Future World Launch Series, DAZED, London UK 

2019 London Short Film Festival Opening Night Visuals, Institute of Contemporary Art, London UK

2019 Finding Found Footage, Master Class Panelist Filmmaker - London Short Film Festival, London UK

2018 Top Moving Image Artist Brighton Photo Fringe Biennial, Brighton, UK 

Selected Group Exhibitions:

2019 Inferno Summit: Intersections of Performance, Art, Music, Nightlife, Technology and Queerness, Arts Admin, London UK

2019 Uncensored Festival: Art, Pornography and Activsim, London, UK

2019 All This Scratch is Making Me Itch, London Short Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK 

2019 Avant Garde Film & Video Artists Respond to the Trauma of the 21st Century, Filmhuis Cavia, Amsterdam

2018 Brighton Photo Fringe Biennial, ONCA Gallery, Brighton, UK

2018 FemBot: Videos About Technology, Made by Women and Non-Binary Filmmakers,

The Hand Gallery, Brooklyn, NY

2017 China Libre, Artists Television Access, San Francisco, CA 

 

Curator: 

2018 The Otherness Showcase, a selection of work from Womxn and Non-binary filmmakers, The Ken, San Diego CA

2014 Curator of the Feminist Avant-Garde Cinema Streaming Channel. Online

Collectives:

Transmissions, Co-Director - Community organization for Trans and Gender Non-comforming Identities, London UK 2018 - Present 

Otherness, Director - Pioneers of the Other Perspective, Online 2019 - Present 

Cuntemporary, Member - Queer Feminist Collective, London UK  2018 - 2019 

Education:

MA Experimental Film (Distinction), Kingston School of Art, London - 2019

Seminars: Lux Artist Moving Image International Arts Agency

Areas of Specialization: Hybrid Documentary, Green screen Technologies, Haptic Cinema and experimental methods of working.

 

BFA Cinematography (Hons), The Academy of Art University, San Francisco - 2014

Seminars: Bruce Bailey, Craig Baldwin, Nathaniel Dorsky, John Carlson, Denah Johnston

Areas of Specialization: hand processing, experimental film, direct exposure, 8mm, 16mm, 35mm

Writen Work: The Trans Manifesto, 2019 London UK 

FULL CV UPON REQUEST 

Sweatmother makes experimental films ​