SNUG CLUB x SWEATMOTHER: Archive Film Workshop

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Snug Club (Queer Experimental Film Club) presents an archive film workshop with artist Sweatmother (Dyke Just Do It, Otherness Archive) supported by Margate Pride and the Turner Contemporary.

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Saturday 25 November 2023, 11:30am — 3:30pm

Saturday 25 November 2023, 11:30am — 3:30pm

Free or by donation. Limited capacity.
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Turner Contemporary Rendezvous, Margate, Kent CT9 1HG

This event is hosted by Margate Pride.

Tickets are free, with donations going directly to Margate Pride.

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Snug Club (Queer Experimental Film Club) presents an archive film workshop with artist Sweatmother (Dyke Just Do It, Otherness Archive) supported by Margate Pride and Turner Contemporary.

Utilising “archive” as a form of practice, Sweatmother will lead a practical and personal discussion/course on topics including: the forgotten practice of archiving trans and queer people and how the “archive” can be reworked into performance, live visuals, films and expanded cinema work. Sweatmother will also discuss founding Otherness Archive, an accessible online archive providing an open-access library and freely available resource featuring their first iteration, focusing on *transmasculine moving-image, both contemporary and pre-existing work.

This is a resource for our trans and queer community

At the end of the day, each participant will be invited to share their work-in-progress film created in the workshop. This will be an open sharing that invites friends and other members of the queer community to enjoy conversation and share ideas, feelings, and reflections from the pieces presented. The participants will have a piece of work to take with them to further develop and/or share.

All levels of filmmaking are welcome to this workshop.

Limited tickets are available so please consider this when booking.

Tickets are free and donations are welcomed.

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11:00am – Optional visit to explore the exhibition In the Offing 

11:30am – 1:00pm – SESSION 1 – Getting into archives,  how/why/how we approach this in a queer way, finding found footage for film work,  assembling/assigning roles

1:00 – 1:30pm – LUNCH 

1:30pm – 3:00pm – SESSION 2 – Becoming a found footage artist/editing it/ filming footage / assembling / making a film 

3:00 – 3:30pm – PUBLIC SHARING – Conversations, discussions, reflections, intentions, hanging out.


Sweatmother is an artist and filmmaker based in London. His moving image work blends performance, self-recorded documentation, internet and archival text/footage in order to explore and make visible queer lived experiences. Experimental techniques are often incorporated throughout his work such as the triple-baked method, an image-making technique using a video synthesizer.

His film, Untitled, was recently selected as part of the Official Competition Oberhausen’s 69th Film Festival and placed 1st Prize Jury of the Ministry of Culture and Science of North Rhine-Westphalia. 

Sweatmother seeks to create art for his community to share, learn from and find solace in sensitive depictions of their shared raw realities and obscured histories. He continues to develop his visual art practice alongside his collaborations and lived experiences, proposing new ways the world can interact with otherness. 

Sweat is the founder of Otherness Archive, a digital archive documenting queer films and its pioneers, Co-organiser for London Trans Pride and artist resident for the queer rave INFERNO, His most recent work includes DYKE JUST DO IT at the ICA London. 

Margate Pride

Margate Pride envisions a world where all LGBTQIA+ people live safely, joyfully and openly as our whole selves in the communities we call home.

Margate Pride Festival runs throughout August every year and year-round arts-and-culture-led activity too. We’re excited to offer this workshop with SNUG CLUB and thanks to Turner Contemporary for hosting us.

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Snug Club

Snug Club is a queer film club encouraging curiosity and experimentation from all levels of experience in film creation and performance. Film nights, screenings, workshops and commissions. Created by An(dre)a Spisto.