About the Event
Brighton Pride Culture ConneX proudly presents a unique collective of multi-faceted international artists.
The PRONOUNced exhibition features absorbing documentary photography, inspirational graphic designs, enigmatic illustrations, intense gaming experiences and experimental installations, alongside an uncompromising film screening programme centering unheard and obscured voices from across the UK, Europe, Asia, Africa, the Middle East, the Caribbean and the Americas.
PRONOUNced is produced by urbanflo creative in collaboration with an expert team of co-curators led by Pacheanne Anderson Gallery & Advisory and Otherness Archive. Adopting a sometimes whimsical but mostly provocative approach, the exhibition uncovers alternative unseen and untold stories that explore some of the deeply sensitive challenges faced by many individuals who are marginalised on the grounds of their gender, how they identify, how they look, and/or who/how they choose to love.
PRONOUNced platforms a potent range of creative expression presented by, with and for these ‘othered’ communities who are sharing their lifestyles, their sensibilities, their vulnerabilities and their cultures in the hope of promoting a better understanding and acceptance of different and inter-sectioning identities.
Cathy Hassan/Burrogrande Productions: Short Film Teaser | “Our Kings”
Clare McNulty | Video & Stills “OUR PRIDE:Reclaiming The Rainbow” & ”AI” (with Emma J Gilbertson)
Emma J Gilbertson | Short Films “Crashing Waves” & “Requiem” (also ‘AI’ project with Clare McNulty)
Jill Carpin: Illustration Prints | “La Moutia” & “Self Portrait”
Soofiya | Graphic Design Series | “Remind Yourself”
Clare McNulty ‘Our Pride: Reclaiming The Rainbow’ Photographers
Penny Booth (she/her)
Sara Carpentieri (she/her)
PACHEANNE ANDERSON Artists
Billy Kotsa (he/she/they/them)
Danielle Brathwaite-Shirley (they/them)
De’Anne Crooks (they/them)
Holly Jackson (she/her)
Terrell Villiers (he/her/they)
Deborah Findlater (she/they)
May Ziadé (she/her)
Screening Event Contributors
Sir Isaac Julien
Mitchel Reed & Lucah Rosenberg Lee
otherness archive will present 3 separate programmes for PRONOUNced
“The Forgotten Archives of the Trans Masc Experience” (Preview) | Short Film Series
30th July – 28th August (during gallery opening hours)
• ‘Very Important Trans Artwork’ | Maz Murray | UK 2021
• ‘Godasses – Part III’ | Emre Busse | Germany 2022
• ‘Audrey’s Beard’ | Alec Butler USA 2002
• ‘Passing’ | J. Mitchel Reed & Lucah Rosenberg Lee | 2015 USA
“Darker Side of Black” | Film Screening & Artist Talk
Friday 12th August | 7pm – 9pm
A screening of Isaac Julien’s 1994 documentary which explores homophobia, misogyny and violence within rap and dancehall across music scenes in the UK, US and Jamaica. This is a free event but advance booking is highly recommended. Find out more
“Otherness in Other Worlds” | Film Screening & Artist Talk
Tuesday 23rd August | 7pm – 9pm
Whether on a star or the moon, or within dream-like realms of inner projections, all these films are centered around Otherness in Other Worlds. This is a free event but advance booking is highly recommended. Find out more
Holly Jackson Durational Performance
Saturday 13 August, 14.00 – 15.00
Performance of ‘I’ve Got A Great New Body Scrub’ by artist Holly Jackson.
Free, drop-in. Find out more
PRONOUNced is supported by the Brighton Pride Cultural Development Programme, Phoenix Art Space and Arts Council England.
Brighton & Hove Pride
Brighton Pride CIC, a not for profit community interest company. Firmly established as the UK’s most popular international Pride Festival, Brighton Pride attracts a diverse demographic audience from across the globe and is singularly the most popular visitor attraction in the City’s event calendar. Brighton Pride is as famous, vibrant, popular and utterly unique as the city itself. Pride’s sole ethos is to promote tolerance, diversity, inclusion and education within our communities and they continue to work tirelessly to eliminate all forms of discrimination against LGBTQ+ communities by celebrating and supporting LGBTQ+ lives.
About Urbanflo Creative | @urbanflo_uk
Socially engaged agency Urbanflo Creative champion equity and excellence in the arts. They provide consultancy and advocacy at all levels from strategic cultural planning and development through to grassroots arts management and delivery. They also support the development of individual artists, community groups and cultural agencies by producing a rich portfolio of heritage projects, creative events, talent development, arts consultancy, and international exchange – all with inclusive practice at their core. Over the last 12 years Urbanflo have devised and delivered numerous international exchanges, creative residencies and touring exhibitions. Recent local initiatives include establishing the Brighton Pride Cultural Development Programme and the Culture ConneX project – initiatives which have enabled hundreds of aspiring, mid-career and professional artists from all walks of life to participate in Brighton’s cultural calendar.
About Pacheanne Anderson (he/they) / @pacheanneanderson / @pacollectorsclub
Pacheanne Anderson is an art consultant and art writer collaborating with art galleries & institutions, organisations and publications that support the development and promotion of low-income, queer, Black and PoC British artists.
Pacheanne Anderson Gallery & Advisory offers a channel of access between the non-profit and commercial art sector through providing opportunities to artists directly, through exhibitions, residencies, sales and commissions.
Pacheanne Anderson’s selection of artists for PRONOUNced, brings together some of the most talented digital-focused video, documentary and performance based artists who have been creating great impact across the digital and fine arts communities in the UK, Europe and Brazil.
About Otherness Archive | | @otherness_archive
Otherness Archive is a visual archive documenting queer films and its pioneers, as well as a space for contemporary filmmakers. Our choices in moving image works defies the historic censorship of homosexual, trans and racial themes, and instead highlights them as representations of otherness that deserve equal, if not greater, recognition. Otherness acts as a route into complex narratives and subjectivities that make for richer cinema.
Please note: some of the films included in this exhibition deal with sensitive and personal themes, and may contain strong language and scenes of a sexual nature.
VISITING THE GALLERIES
The galleries at Phoenix Art Space are open Wednesday – Sunday, 11.00 – 17.00 during exhibition dates.
- You do not need to book in advance of your visit. Entry is free.
- Mask wearing is optional, please be considerate of those who choose to wear one.
- Our cleaners clean high-contact areas regularly.
- Sanitizer is available throughout the building.
- Please stay at home if you are feeling unwell.