A scene from the film: ‘They Call Me…Don’t Call Me

Exeter hits the big screen

Dr John Sealey, film lecturer at the University of Exeter will be showing one of his films at a major exhibition in London which explores cultural diversity in contemporary society.

Dr Sealey‘s film ‘They Call Me…Don’t Call Me‘ is a drama-documentary about two silent characters who arrive in New York and investigate the iconography surrounding Blaxpolitation films. The film was originally commissioned by The Arnolfini Gallery in Bristol and the Arts Council of England as part of‘The Black Moving Cube Project’ curated by David A. Bailey. The film also forms the second part of Dr Sealey’s PhD Film Practice trilogy, which explores form and representation in digital film practice.

Dr Sealey said, ‘My research interest is in the area of film practice methodology and forms of representation within new media. They Call Me…Don’t Call Me is a good illustration of the ideas surrounding film theory and practice that we teach at Exeter within the Film Studies Unit.’

The film forms part of an exhibition called ‘Progress Reports: art in an era of diversity’ which includes work by international artists reflecting on the theme on cultural diversity over a 15 year period. The exhibition will be held at Iniva (Institute of International Visual Arts), which is based within the award-winning building, Rivington Place in London. Iniva creates exhibitions, publications, multimedia, education and research projects that engage with new ideas and emerging debates in the contemporary visual arts that reflect the cultural diversity of contemporary society.

Dr Sealey added, ‘It’s an honour for me to have my film placed alongside artists of great stature and in such a prestigious location.’

The show runs from January 28th, until March 13th.

Date: 4 January 2010

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