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Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag

including films by artists Ian Giles, Charlotte Prodger, Rob Crosse, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings and Patrick Staff. Plus Q&A with special guests

Thu 16 May // 18:30 / Cinema

Tickets: free - please book in advance

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‘Trojan Horse / Rainbow Flag’ is a program of artist films exploring the role of LGBTQI+ spaces as sites of resistance, community, desire and cultural significance.

A newly commissioned film by artist Ian Giles, about a successful campaign to save a queer space; provides the conceptual springboard to present films by Turner Prize winning artist Charlotte Prodger and recent works by artists Rob Crosse, Hannah Quinlan & Rosie Hastings and Patrick Staff, curated by Jamie Wyld and Ian Giles.

At a time when queer spaces across the UK are in short supply and under threat from gentrification the screening asks what is queer space and how can all environments be read through a queer lens?

Star and Shadow Cinema was chosen to host the Newcastle edition of this touring program because it is volunteer run and a queer friendly space – the venue mirrors the ethos of the community led campaign captured in Giles’s film.

The program is produced by videoclub and supported by Arts Council England. Touring with the support of Gasworks, London; HOME, Manchester; BALTIC Centre for Contemporary Art, Gateshead and Fabrica, Brighton