‘A Mile Of Black Paper’ (2016) by Greg Thorpe

On Friday 2nd June 2017, Instigate Arts will proudly steward/curate “A mile of black paper’ by Greg Thorpe at the  ACT UP York Conference.   (Fax machine, black spray paint, black fabric, white A4 paper, black marker pens)   “When The New York Times bought its first fax machine, ACT UP faxed them a mile of black paper to protest their silence on AIDS, effectively shutting down the machine.” – Greenwich Village History   “There are two kinds of AIDS: AIDS of the past, and AIDS today. Neither one is over.” – Sarah Schulman   This collaborative artwork entitled ‘A mile…

Rebel Dykes, screening of the film in progress shown at HOME, Manchester, 12 March 2017. Sell Out!!

Rebel Dykes, screening of the film in progress was shown at HOME, Manchester, 12 March 2017. This queer-punk documentary is in post-production, and HOME screened the work-in-progress cut which sold-out at BFI Flare in March 2016 and we’re very pleased that it sold out Home’s biggest cinema screen too! Created by a Manchester-based queer film crew, Rebel Dykes tells the story of a bunch of kick-ass women from London in the post-punk 1980s. The Rebel Dykes challenged norms ahead of the international riot grrrl movement, and the film features women’s punk music, animation, archive material and recreated footage. The film will be followed…