Programmed by Saoirse Amira Anis
A Lesson in Vanity, Saoirse Amira Anis, 2021, 10 mins, 12 secs
A Lesson in Vanity introduces the artist’s alter-ego, Freedom Princess, as she embarks on her journey towards Princesshood. The film follows Freedom as she learns to embrace and appreciate vanity, through which she learns to cast aside the shame she was taught to always carry within her.
This origin story is the product of some of the artist’s dreams and musings: a visit from the essence of the Northern Lights, a journey through space and time, attempts to find her place in the world, and a rejection of finding her place in the world. She doesn’t “come from” anywhere you’d be able to identify on a map, so don’t ask.
This is just the beginning.
Disco Breakdown, Evan Ifekoya, 3 mins, 19 secs
Disco Breakdown is a performance video, one in a series of four ‘music video’ works that seek to ‘queery’ the music video format. Found footage is from the Prelinger archive.