Reel & Other Film Works

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2018 / Films

For more on my moving image and film work, take a look at my reel here.

A teaser for our recent work, ‘In the dark, dark room’ can be found here.

A selection of my other films can be found here.

More on my new work “NOTHING MAKES PERFECT SENSE” is coming soon.

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The WØMB: 2018

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2018 / The WØMB

After a long hiatus while busily working on other independent projects, I’m back with updates!

For the most part of 2018 so far, I have been dedicating a lot of my time to the  organisation I founded together with Klaudia Domurat, called The WØMB.

The WØMB is a non-profit association empowering female, non-binary and female-identifying creatives and entrepreneurs in the creative industries. We hold bi-annual symposiums with workshops, masterclasses, roundtables and panels led by industry professionals from all over the world.

We began this project to raise awareness for the power-based gender imbalances in the creative industries and to address this through hosting practical skill-building sessions, building vocational knowledge and also through strengthening confidence and community.

Personally, it has been an immensely satisfying journey so far to work to empower other creatives and to be inspired by strong, likeminded female-identified and non-binary people here in Berlin. We’ll be introducing some of these individuals via the mini-films we made at our next Sympoisum in Berlin on Gender Equality Day on August 25.

Follow us here on Facebook, on Instagram (@wearethewomb) and get involved via our online beta platform www.thewomb.net.

 

Merry Christmas & Happy Holidays

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2017 / Our Little Wooden House in the Forest / siouxzi mernagh: words | magazine publications

It’s already the end of the year! Wow, so much has happened in just 365 days…

To celebrate the holiday season and to wish everyone a merry Christmas, my publisher Repeater Books put together this lovely little Christmas Compilation including an extract from my book, ‘Darkness is a Trusted Friend.’

Thank you so much for all your support this year!

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For the full text, visit me on Facebook.

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Transgressive Cultures Conference, Paris

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2017 / In the dark, dark room (2017) / Our Little Wooden House in the Forest / siouxzi mernagh: pictures | exhibitions

I was so happy to be back in Paris last week – I fell in love with the city all over again!

I was there to present my book Little Houses, Big Forests (desire is no light thing) for the first time in France. I was invited by the Transgressive Cultures Conference, held at the University of Chicago, to read several extracts from the book – Just tumult everywhere endlessly, Leda in Glass and several vignettes from my novel.

Klaudia Domurat and I also showed our film In the Dark, Dark Room for the first time in France, as well as some of the other provocative visuals we have been working on with our studio Uferlos. 

The event was organised by Jack Sargeant and featured so many inspiring academics, thinkers, writers and artists, each highlighting the ever-growing importance of transgressive thinking and creativity in an increasingly conservative world.

Thank you, Jack for the invitation and we hope to join another event in the future.

Reading & Screening in Paris

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2017 / In the dark, dark room (2017) / Our Little Wooden House in the Forest / siouxzi mernagh: pictures | exhibitions

I’m in Paris right now to present my book and film for the first time in France.

I was invited to present the works at the Transgressive Cultures Conference at the University of Chicago, Paris, organized by Jack Sargeant. I will be reading from the book and screening the film at tomorrow’s panel on Transgressive Film and Literature. I’ll also be happy to take questions from the audience.

Still in love with this city!

 

 

 

 

Residency at the Library of Water, Iceland

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2018 / femininity and nature / residencies

I’m very happy to announce my writer’s residency in Iceland next summer.

In August 2018 I’ll follow in the footsteps of some of my favourites – Anne Carson, Roni Horn, Rebecca Solnit – for a residency at the Vatnasafn – Library of Water in Iceland. I’ll be using the time there for concentrated research and writing for my new project on femininity and nature and its representations in several key texts and films. The focus at the Library of Water will be on the concept of ‘bodies of water’.

 

 

(featured image courtesy of Art Angel)

 

New Uferlos Studios film teaser released!

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2017 / In the dark, dark room (2017) / Our Little Wooden House in the Forest / siouxzi mernagh: pictures | exhibitions

‘We, all of us creatures, can feel when the new season is coming and it means the same thing in our bones to all of us…’

With the new season of autumn just arriving to Berlin, we have just released the teaser for our film and installation work: IN THE DARK DARK ROOM (2017).

The work showcases our filmmaking, audio and narrative capabilities as Uferlos Studios and we are very proud to present a taste of it for you here.

 

 

‘In the dark, dark room’ explores what happens to the psyche when we are isolated in nature – what rituals, fears and desires take over?

The film was shot by Siouxzi Connor and Klaudia Domurat of Uferlos Studios in the dark winter of 2016 in the depths of an ancient Finnish forest – the site of a pagan bear cult. It was shot during an artist residency with Mustarinda and completed in Uferlos Studios in Berlin.

The film draws on the narrative and thematic elements from the novel Our Little Wooden House In The Forest: exploring ecology, ritual and female sexuality – elements recurring in Siouxzi’s previous work. The soundtrack was created by Klaudia and showcases her ability to create immersive aural worlds using sounds from nature amongst homages to her favourite artists. The work was featured by the BBC World Service: bbc.co.uk/programmes/p04px55v

For further information:

uferlos.berlin/portfolio/in-the-dark-dark-room-2017/

For booking enquiries:

studio@uferlos.berlin

Book launch and exhibition in New York

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Now back in Berlin and enjoying the spring sunshine after the successful book launch and exhibition in New York!

Thanks to Repeater Books, Spoonbill & Sugartown and everyone else involved. Stay tuned here and on uferlos.Berlin for details of the Berlin launch and exhibition with Klaudia Domurat.

Click here for a sneak peak of “In the Dark, Dark Room” film screening.