Matt Mead

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The Art of Queer Support (Frieze)

After it’s Fringe screening, in the river (shuddering) goes on to feature in Frieze magazine. Check out the article here: https://www.frieze.com/article/support-networks-queer-community-2020

An excerpt appears below:

“Making visible the beauty of queer networks of support, as well as their constraining conditions, also motivated Rob Hesp’s short film in the river (shuddering) (2020), which premiered as part of the Queer Pandemic Response programme of London’s Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Festin November. Hesp tells me that the work originated in ‘the feeling of falling, being unable to orient or find any kind of bearing to navigate with’. Shot on Walthamstow Marshes in northeast London, the film shows ten bodies slowly falling into damp grass and gently, hypnotically, rising together. Their movements are so subtly co-ordinated that it is only in retrospect you realize they have remained two metres apart throughout.”


in the river (shuddering) at Fringe!

I’m really thrilled to announce that in the river (shuddering) will be screened at Fringe! Queer Film and Arts Fest 2020. Directed by Rob Hesp and featuring wonderful queer friends old and new, this was one of the highlights of lockdown 1.0 for me. You can watch it online via the Fringe! website, tickets pay what you can upwards.


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