Professor Esther Johnson’s ‘WORK’ premiering online with Q&A – Friday 01 May 2020

Still from a ROLE to PLAY by Esther Johnson

Still from a ROLE to PLAY by Esther Johnson

Friday 01 May from 10AM
Live Q&A from 7PM

On 01 May, International Workers’ Day, there will be the online premiere of WORK — an artist film project that explores ideas and realities of what work means for the way we live today, engaging directly with the experiences of contemporary working lives.

Still from a ROLE to PLAY by Esther Johnson

Included in the screening is Artist and filmmaker Professor Esther Johnson‘s new film a ROLE to PLAY, which explores the impact of different experiences of work and unemployment upon families across generations in post-industrial Bolsover, a town where coal was once king.

Still from a ROLE to PLAY by Esther Johnson

Join the ONLINE PREMIERE of four new films that explore contemporary working lives, by artists Dryden Goodwin, Jenny Holt, Esther Johnson and Adam Lewis-Jacob.

A collaboration between five Midlands visual arts organisations: Animate Projects, QUAD, Fermynwoods Contemporary Art, Vivid Projects and Junction Arts.

All four films will be available to watch online from 10AM on Friday 01 May.

Follow Animate Projects on social media for details of how to join a live Q&A with the artists at 7PM, from the safety of your own home using Zoom.

Further project information can be found here.

Esther Johnson is Professor of Film & Media Arts at Sheffield Hallam University. Find out more about Esther’s work here.