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jasmine, george & gloria

James Hock's custom-made dress in Jarrod Sanderson's short film 'Jasmine, George and Gloria'.

This installation will mark the initial public showing of a year-long project where a series of drawings inspired by family photos and other found imagery formed the basis for a film script. The script alludes to the historically unequal nature of the world economic system and contemporary migrant labour in the service of global capital. The resulting film is a domestic melodrama in which the relationships between businessman George, his domineering, sexually unhinged wife Gloria and exotic butler Jasmine play out in an imaginary lo-fi world located in a region between drawing room farce and kitchen sink kitsch.  

 “Jasmine George and Gloria” will be held on Saturday 20th February. The event runs from 16:00-21:00 with a 15 minute film screened hourly from 16:30.

Location: Bow Arts Trust Rum Factory Project Space Wapping, Pennington Street, E1W 2BD 

Watch the trailer here.

Jarrod Sanderson makes short films and videos, performance, installation and drawing. Influenced by his background in anthropology, his work focuses on cross cultural encounters situating social relations, cultural difference and desire within histories of global capitalism. The works, which often employ humour, parody and absurdity, are driven by a dialectic that swings between rational thought and emotional energy. He has exhibited in the UK and internationally in group and solo contexts. Recent shows include Backs To The Future, Five Years, London 2015; Prosthetic Bodies, Progres, Belgrade 2013; Translation Services, 221A, Vancouver 2012. He holds an MA Fine Art from Chelsea College of Art (2008), and MRes Visual Anthropology from Goldsmiths College (2006).

Jarrod is currently working on a film project in collaboration with a community in the East End of London whose homes are under threat of demolition as gentrification sweeps the area.