Cecilia Stenbom
Cecilia Stenbom will showcase her new work, Rules of Engagement, at The Tetley, Leeds
Nicky Mckeen

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Award-winning filmmaker to debut new short alongside other works at The Tetley

Cecilia Stenbom will showcase her new work, Rules of Engagement (U), alongside a curated selection of other short films and a Q&A.

Swedish-born artist filmmaker, Cecilia Stenbom will tour her newest piece of work, Rules of Engagement, across five venues in January and February 2018. Each venue will showcase a slightly different running order of films, based upon a separate loose theme. The theme of The Tetley’s showcase is focused on the idea of what happens to narrative in the Gallery context. Screenings will be followed by a Q&A in conversation with Stenbom, hosted by artistic director of The Tetley, Bryony Bond.

Cecilia Stenbom says:

“Of the five venues, The Tetley is the only one that can be classed as a dedicated Gallery space as opposed to a cinema, which is where I originate from.

I haven’t yet exhibited in Leeds, and so It felt really good for one of the locations to allow the works to be seen with completely new eyes. Hopefully this will give a new perspective, and will also allow discussion of what happens to the works when they’re brought into the Gallery context.“

Rules of Engagement is a film about belongingness as a human motivating force. Three seemingly unconnected stories explore how every day norms and social etiquette define who belongs and who doesn’t: Jack, the black sheep is attending a family gathering; Robin is trying to integrate into a new social group, and Nadia is failing to blend in with her conservative work colleagues.

Cecilia Stenbom says:

“The idea for Rules of Engagement came out of research into invisible social protocols and how they are played out in everyday situations. I am interested in the idea of ritualised communication wherein communication – the construction of a symbolic reality – represents, maintains, adapts, and shares the beliefs of a society, group or family constellation, particularly in terms of sharing, participation, association, and fellowship.”

Directed and written by Stenbom, Rules of Engagement stars Steve Greenfield as Robin, Rhiannon Wilson as Nadia and Wayne Lancaster as Jack.

Screenings are FREE to attend. Please see each individual venue’s website for more information.

Wednesday 15th February, 6pm, The Tetley, Leeds https://thetetley.org/cecilia-stenbom-screening-qa/

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Nicky Mckeen .

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