Frames of Representation (FoR) is a film festival which showcases new forms of documentary cinema and invites discussion around the issues represented on screen, and it returns to the ICA this year for its second iteration.
Presented in academic partnership with CHASE (Consortium for the Arts and Humanities South-East England)
Men & Girls Dance is a celebration of the rights of adults and children to be together, to play together and to dance together. At times playful, at times provocative, emotionally charged, and deeply political, Men & Girls Dance is a celebration of tenderness, empathy, care, protection and love.
In January 2017, a group of artists and academics travelled through Kenya to examine the rise of cheap, throw-away quality electronics. They visited downtown shopping streets, rural markets, luxury shopping malls and wholesale traders to buy and document one of the cheapest electronics accessories: USB charging cables. This event will include a presentation of their archive of USB cables, video and photography artwork, and a panel discussion on the broader implications of the recent global proliferation of cheap electronics.
Lisa Jones is on a journey. It’s a colourful and exciting off-kilter trip in search of one lost hour that has tipped the balance of her life. The inhabitants of the wonderful world she finds herself in – Dissocia – are a curious blend of the funny, the friendly and the brutal.
A Midsummer Night’s Dream is a riot of passion, music and dance, exploring love and relationships, appearance and reality, and the essential nature of the power of imagination.
This lecture examines the representational choices made in neo-Victorian life-writing in reconstructing and re-imagining a historical case of transgender: James Barry, Senior Colonial Medical Officer of the British army from 1813 to 1859. Speaker: Professor Ann Heilmann
Adapted from Pedro Almodóvar’s multi award-winning film, Samuel Adamson’s play follows Manuela, a frustrated actress who has tragically lost her son in a car accident.
Set in the trendy bars, offices and galleries of contemporary London, in fast moving snapshots, Simon Bowen’s first full length play is a brilliant exploration of the nature of freedom.
Europe in crisis, the stock market on the verge of collapse, foreigners mistrusted, paranoia rife. Amid the fizz, frenzy and frolics, some guests just want to be alone.
Narges Hashempour, scholar, actress, director, writer, curator and dramaturge, compares two historical periods of ‘theatrical interweaving’ in Iran’s modern theatre history.