1. I Can Heal, 2013

    6 minutes

    Commissioned for the exhibition Renée Stout: Tales of the Conjure Woman

    Executive Producer: Mark Sloan
    Producer: Brady Welch
    Directed by: Colin Sonner & Brady Welch
    Cinematography by: Colin Sonner
    Edited by: Meghan Sims
    Original Score by: Bill Carson
    Color Correction by: Evan Kultangwatana
    Sound Design by: Roger Middenway
    Special thanks to Jim Ross of the Washington Canoe Club & The Hill Family of Cabin Creek Heritage Farm.

    The film I Can Heal explores the world of Renée Stout by way of Fatima Mayfield, an urban conjure woman created by the artist as an alter-ego and vector. Whether as equal opposites or as corresponding echoes, the relationship between the two is porous and shifting. A number of motifs throughout the film speak to this, most notably the narration, which is conceived as an audio palimpsest of two voices merging and diverging, recalling each other, and “sliding” over the course of a number of incantations, chants, and parables. The passages themselves are taken from the exhibition’s accompanying glossary of conjure terminology, the Bible’s Parable of the Sower, and a lover’s recipe recounted by Zora Neale Hurston in her book Mules and Men.

    Funding for this project has been generously provided by Furthermore: a program of the J.M. Kaplan Fund. Additional support was provided by Accola Griefen Gallery in New York City, the Elizabeth Firestone Graham Foundation, Hemphill Fine Arts in Washington, D.C., and Zanatta Contemporary Art / Zanatta Editions in Shawnee, Kansas.

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  2. Protein is very proud to present Chi Raq, a film by London-born photographer/filmmaker Will Robson- Scott.
    The first in a series of exclusive commissions for Protein TV, Chi Raq is an intimate video portrait of life in South and West Chicago.

    For the past decade, Chicago has been enduring a violence epidemic, with a death toll in the thousands and casualties mirroring the losses experienced by the US army in Iraq war over the same period. Allowing its subjects to take centre stage and tell their stories in their own words, Robson-Scottʼs film is unflinchingly honest in its depiction of life on the streets of one of the most dangerous cities in America.

    The full film will be released on Protein TV on 13th August 2013: prote.in/tv

    Film by Will Robson-Scott
    Edited by Luca Campanale
    Music by Lee Rosevere
    Producer: Bridie Woodward
    Executive Producer: William Rowe

    Presented by Protein
    Support from Plus

    Limited Edition Zines available here: willrobsonscott.bigcartel.com

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