This year, Sheffield DocFest will take place both online and in Sheffield. Its documentary film programme will screen at the Showroom, while its arts programme will be housed in Site Gallery, S1 Artspace, Sheffield Hallam University Performance Lab, and online.
The Sheffield DocFest Arts Programme includes exhibitions, talks, events and new commission, showcasing the work of over 30 artists from around the world – all for free.
Exhibitions and installations:
This group exhibition focuses on the dual concepts of “domestic ambience” and “domestic surrealism." It considers the ways that artists have depicted or reimagined living spaces, domestic labour/routines, or many different ideas of home. It features works across different forms including moving image, installation, mixed media, sound and performance.
Artist Charlotte Jarvis presents a new multi-channel video installation that documents a quest she took to make semen from “female” cells. The work engages with semen as a revered magical substance, a totem of literal and symbolic potency, and aims to use art and science to disrupt the patriarchy.
Right on Time
Online Exhibitions Platform
Featuring works of moving image, performance and sound, Right on Time is a group exhibition that highlights narratives that don't adhere to traditionals definition of ‘time’ and ‘temporality’.
Dialogues: Emily Chao & Al Wong
Sheffield Hallam University Performance Lab and the Online Exhibitions Platform
A cross-generational pairing of two Asian American artists based in the San Francisco Bay Area. This exhibition showcases Al Wong, who has produced innovative experimental films, installations and photography since the 1960s, and Emily Chao, who has been making short-form films focusing on identity and diaspora since 2015.
Book in advance for the exhibitions above.