Get Carter director Mike Hodges, Tate Bursary artist Oreet Ashery, the plight of arts freelancers in the pandemic
Film director and writer Mike Hodges, of Get Carter fame, on his 1989 film Black Rainbow, starring Rosanna Arquette. Despite being critically acclaimed, it went straight to video, but has now been restored and re-released on DVD and streaming.
Plus, the financial plight of freelance arts workers in the pandemic: the government has agreed a £1.57 billion rescue package for the arts, but how much will make it into the pockets of the many freelance and self-employed arts workers who have been put out of work? Theatre director Fiona Laird is concerned the money will be swallowed up by bureaucracy, and joins Samira Ahmed to discuss this, alongside Dominic Cooke, former Artistic Director of the Royal Court Theatre.
And Oreet Ashery, one of ten artists to be awarded a £10 000 Tate Bursary - an initiative launched after the cancellation of the Turner Prize due to Covid 19. Working in a range of media, including installation, live art, and video, Oreet talks to Samira about making art inspired by illness: Dying Under Your Eyes, in response to the sudden death of Oreet's father, and Revisiting Genesis - a series of digital slideshows and an experimental film depicting nurses and people with life limiting conditions.
Presenter: Samira Ahmed
Producer: Emma Wallace…read more