Sweatmother is an artist and filmmaker based between London and LA. They use experimental techniques and hybrid documentary filmmaking in collaboration with non-professional actors to create counter-narratives from within their own communities and subcultures.

 

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

GIF (girls in film)

CLASH

The Art of Drag Book (In press)


 

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:

2020 Transmissions, Expanded Cinema ft: Asher Fynn - ICA New Creatives Showcase, Institute of Contemporary Art, London UK 

2020 Inferno Takeover in partnership with the Institute of Contemporary Art, London UK 

2019 All This Scratch is Making Me Itch - Found Footage Films of the 80s with Contemporary Found Footage Artists, London Short Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary Art, London, UK 

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

 

Selected Screenings:

2020 CINEMQ Underground Film Festival, Shanghai, China 

2020 Fringe! Queer and Arts Program: I Know Places, Colours Hoxton, London UK 

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

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

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

 

Curator: 

2020 Otherness Archive, focusing on filmmakers and films that represent the "other" perspective Online  

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

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

 

Collectives:

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

Transmissions, Co-Director - Community organization for Trans and Gender Non-comforming Identities, London UK 2018 - 2020 

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

 

Education:

MA Experimental Film with 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

 

Publications:

2020 The Art of Drag, Author: Jake Hall, "The Future of Drag" Contributor  pg.120-121

2019 The Trans Mission Manifesto, London UK 

 

 

FULL CV UPON REQUEST 

 

 

Sweatmother makes experimental films ​