You Can Only Understand From a Distance

20 April 2016
Charlotte Ginsborg

Charlotte Ginsborg


Opponent was commissioned by Channel4 and Film London (FLAMIN) as part of their Random Acts strand. It fuses boxing and dance to present a hybrid choreographic performance that investigates the different emotions and creative desires that lie behind these diverse forms of movement. Featuring Ahmet Patterson, British Southern Area Welterweight Champion, the viewer is presented with two very different expressions of masculinity. The film forms part of a longer film, The Taste & Ache of Action, currently in development. Charlotte Ginsborg is working with five boxers to develop further dance and spoken word performances.

Panel Discussion

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About the artist 

Charlotte Ginsborg is a London based filmmaker. She graduated with an MA in Fine Art from Goldsmiths College in 2002. Her films interweave documentary, fictional, and performative elements to explore people’s psychological relationship to their jobs and working architectural environments. Her 16mm films and videos have been screened and exhibited nationally and internationally including: the Whitechapel Gallery, the Serpentine Gallery, ICA, and Camden Arts Centre, London, the Walker Institute, Minneapolis, Haus der Kulturen der Welt, Berlin and Palais de Tokyo, Paris. Her film, ‘Over The Bones’ was nominated for the Tiger Shorts Competition at the Rotterdam Film Festival. She received a Film London FLAMIN Production Award in 2011 to produce ‘Melior Street’ which premiered at the Belfast Film Festival in 2012. Her most recent film ‘Opponent’ was broadcast on Channel4 as part of their Random Acts Series. She also works as a freelance director making documentary films that have been commissioned by Arts Council England, Project Art Works, and Moto Roti. Her films are distributed by The LUX.

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