PRESS

"Filmmaker Pacheanne Anderson on Creating Films Around Mental Health, Politics and Being A Queer Person of Colour"

Shortly after the Riot!  exhibition in Brighton, I submitted my film to AZ Magazine and landed a feature. In the article I explain how the work is reflective to wider societal issues, my own personal life, but also a response to a previous work I made almost two years ago, which also touched upon the themes of queer identity. I write about the ways in which I collected my experiences, and research regarding the history of the Pride movement to inform the film.

 

The article and full film QITPOC Pride: The Elegy is available to view here

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Thanks for reading,

Pacheanne

EXHIBITION

Official Brighton Pride and SEAS Brighton Exhibition in association with the Pride Cultural Development Programme 2019

2nd - August 31st

I was humbled to be asked to take part in this exhibition for another year. This year's exhibition, was in celebration of Stonewall's Anniversary, which is a monumental time for the Queer community. I showed an animation I produced in response to this anniversary, and the culture surrounding pride. It was very important to me that this filmed was first exhibited in Brighton, as it is a place where I have had many good and bad queer experiences, especially as a QPOC. This film is an exploration and analysis of what Pride means to a QITPoC living in a world which is becoming more liberal, yet more confidently racist in relation to the white LGBTQ community and wider society. It examines the themes of identity, white privilege and institutionalised allyship. The full film QITPOC Pride: The Elegy is available here

​Please follow my Twitter or Instagram page @createdbypache for any information and please don’t hesitate to contact me via email too.

Thanks for reading,

Pacheanne

ANNOUNCEMENT

Recipients of the Inaugural Reginald Browne Joint Scholarships in the UK

A year on from graduating Brighton University, Pacheanne decided they wanted to pursue an MSc in Arts Management this September. After completeling a rigourous aplication process, Pacheanne has accepted an offer to study a Master's Degree at Christies in Art, Law & Business, where they will be the first recipient of the Reginald Browne Joint Scholorship. They will be the first (Non-Binary and queer) person of colour to study in this insitution. For full details please follow the link to the article below:

https://www.christies.edu/news/2019/june/reginald-browne-scholarship-recipient-announcement

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Thanks for reading,

Pacheanne

SCREENING

ICA's Social Creative Network and Shadow Sistxrs Fight Club collaborated to co-produce the Self-Protection Manifesto, a collection of creative, experimental, visual and text responses to an open call for work on self-protection, self-love and self-care.

August 16th

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It was a great achievement to be part of the Self Protection Manifesto, which was curated by Shadow Sistxrs Fightclub (Physical & Meta-Physical Self Defence classes for women, nb & QTIPOC witches), as part of their residency with the Social Creative Network at the ICA London this August. This evening highlighted artworks produced by queer artists of colour, with the theme of 'self-protection'. The creative work showcased, ranged from film works, animations, spoken word pieces and performance. I was thrilled to be part of such a fulfilling event. I screened my film 'Woman in A Room Being Watched by Man' which concerns the fetishisation of the black female body by the white male gaze. I was extremely excited by the responses to the film and the conversations I later had with some of the other artists on the night. This film is available here

 

I have also attached above the PDF of the Self-Protection Manifesto, which was created alongside the event. It includes many of the poems along with the names and bios of all the artists who participated. Please follow my Twitter or Instagram page @createdbypache for any information and please don’t hesitate to contact me via email too.

Thanks for reading,

Pacheanne

EXHIBITION AND ARTIST TALK

Official Brighton Pride and SEAS Brighton Exhibition in association with the Pride Cultural Development Programme 2018

July 28th - August 23rd

It was a great achievement to be part of the COLOUR MY WORLD exhibition, which showcased powerful, political narratives through artwork, made by and for many LGBTQPOC. I exhibited a piece called Crime Of Passion: A Testament to Domestic Violence in Non-Heterosexual Relationships. This piece was intended to highlight the severity of Domestic Violence amongst young people, but young LGBTQ people in particular, where the rate of abuse is higher than in the average heterosexual relationship. The film part of the installation is now available to view here

I am grateful and humbled by this experience as a new artist, and it was a pleasure to see so many beautiful people engaging in my artist talk on Saturday the 28th August. I addressed the community-based research I had carried out for the project - which included in depth conversations with Luke Martin (Brighton & Hove Domestic Abuse Awareness Officer), Rise and Mind Charities, as well as the research I conducted through anonymous surveys that I had posted online and around the Brighton University Campuses.

​I explained, that while making a film and installation piece that truthfully represents the queer black body on-screen was important to me, the overall reason I produced this work, was to raise awareness about Domestic Violence in young people between 16 and 25. It was also a tool that I used, to prove to Brighton University and the community, the necessity for specialised services, to support and help the youth through these volatile relationships; whether that be as the abuser or the victim.

I am currently in the process of talking with various decision-makers at Brighton University, in hopes to introduce one of the first of many services that are tailored specifically, to students who are currently experiencing or will experience Domestic Abuse over their years of study, or thereafter (currently around 1 in 5). I hope to succeed in this endeavour, and I aim to continue to produce work that directly mirrors the challenges the youth are facing.

I would like to say a special thank you to all of those involved in producing the work, the people who took the time out to speak with me, listen to me and experience the work in person. I look forward to the outcome of future works and exhibitions. For daily updates and/or to see the progress of my enquiry with Brighton University, please follow my twitter page @createdbypache and please don’t hesitate to contact me.

Thanks for reading,

Pacheanne