Susannah Gent

Susannah Gent
Unhomely Street follows a female protagonist in a state of fugue following a head injury as she wanders an alienating city underbelly of clubs and free parties. Through recollections of anti-capitalist conversations, historical information about wartime atrocity, and human brutality, she searches for hope in an increasingly frightening, subjective landscape. The narrative explores philosopher Jacques Derrida’s concept of hauntology, a critical framework that recognises the non-linearity of thought, and suggests we have a responsibility to the future, to those dead and not yet born, as well as recognising Mark Fisher’s interpretation, that we live in a time of mental illness, mourning the lost futures of the twentieth century.
Susannah Gent is an artist filmmaker and installation artist with over twenty years experience including film work commissioned by the British Film Institute, BBC, Dance for Camera, Arts Council of England, National Lottery. Susannah is a Senior Lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, currently undertaking a practice based Ph.D. employing multidisciplinary approaches to understand to uncanny and hauntology through filmmaking, philosophy, psychoanalysis and neuroscience.
Texas Glory
Electronic devices can bring the worst out of human beings. Cyberbullying is one aspect of the idea behind this photo-series dealing with the social component of electronic devices. All over the world, smartphones are indispensable. They are tools of power and ubiquitous. Revolts against political systems are spread via social media using smartphones as people act fast and flexible using them. Capitalism wages wars for resources used to build even more electronic devices. People are driven to evil by power and money. Loving technology or not, one should never forget its ethical components.
Texas and Glory have a lot of experience with technical stuff. Texas works in online marketing; Glory holds a PhD in physics and is working on the introduction of 5G. Technology and technical development are their daily business. But they also notice what it does to people and how it changes the world – in positive as well as negative direction. They are very well aware of their work supporting capitalism. They are part of the system. But they are also very critical. They also often suffer from their work, although and even more importantly because it feeds them. Texas and Glory love to be creative working on different mixed media arts. Their work is being presented all over the world: Their short films have been screened on numerous film festivals; their photo-series have been presented in several exhibitions. All information and also many photos as well as videos can be found on their website. They focus on gender, sexuality, feminism, and socio-critical art in general.

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