Sharla Shabana Sojourner Selena

Sharla Shabana Sojourner Selena sees six female narrators share personal experiences in an audition roll call, some scripted, some spontaneous. Their testimonies describe perverse scenarios where racialisation and gender dynamics inflect the encounters of each protagonist in the workplace, religious spaces or sexual trysts. The script for the film references group dynamics (Experiences in Groups by W.R Bion) and experimental feminist films (Soft Fiction, by Chick Strand and What You Take for Granted by Michelle Citron). Stories are intercut with moments of physical contact in a beauty salon, where inter-corporeality and pleasure are offered as an alternative to the anxieties of collective experience.
2016, HD video, colour, stereo.

With Selina Brown, Sojourner Sabela Dawson, Manysouk Luang, Sharla Smith, Shabana Hussain, Siu-see Hung. Camera Sam Hepworth and Rehana Zaman. Sound Tom Fisher. Post production sound James Bull.


Sharla Shabana Sojourner Selena, 2016, film stills, copyright the artist.