Absent Forces: The Politics of the Eerie in Rural English Moving Image
Open City Documentary Festival, 26 April 2024

Drawing upon Mark Fisher’s theorisation of the eerie as the sensation of absence, of either a presence or an absence, this screening presented works which activated the dissonance between our imagined notion of the countryside and the political realities of this landscape. 

Taking place at Close-Up Film Centre, this screening featured films by Chris Welsby, David Gladwell, Emily Richardson, Rhea Storr, Dan Guthrie and Derek Jarman. 

More information about the screening can be found here.