This Friday, the V&A – one of London’s premiere museum spaces – will screen Hala, or paternal aunt in Turkish.
The work of talented young artist Şenay Camgöz, who specialises in moving image and performance, Hala is “a fierce, intelligent and resentful woman, a powerful and enduring archetype”.
The actor-turned-filmmaker says she created the character “to explore her experience in order to understand her and myself better”. The 6-minute film captures Hala’s interactions with the world around her, veering from the “amusing” to the “absurd”.
After its initial airing at the Menier Gallery last year, Camgöz turns her teaser into a mini movie for the V&A. The screening came about when the V&A asked students on the MA in Live Art to share work at their event, ‘Art Schooled’ about the power and potential of art school.
Hala will be on at 8.30pm on Friday 26th April in the ‘Action Lab’, at the V&A’s Learning Centre, next to the Photography Centre. Camgöz will also be on hand for those who want to chat with her.
The evening is free and open to all, but get there early because it forms part of the V&A’s weekly Friday LATE night. This “alternative art school” comprises dozens of activities and creative experimentation in contemporary art, and is always packed.
HALA GELDI TRAILER: 35 Seconds from Senay Camgoz on Vimeo.
Title: Public Screening of Introducing Hala
Date: Friday 26 April 2019
Time: 6.30 to 10.00 pm (with Introducing Hala screening between 8.30pm and 9.30pm)
Venue: ‘Action Lab’ in the Learning Centre, Seminar Room 5, Victoria & Albert Museum, Cromwell Rd, Knightsbridge, London SW7 2RL
More info on Şenay Camgöz/Hala: check out Şenay’s website for more details about her work