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Tenth Anniversary Short Films – Stacey Makishi

Watch May’s film

How and why I make art in 60 seconds by Stacy Makishi

Film Description:

This film shows Stacy Makishi trying to explain her motivations for making art against the clock, complete with animation and subtitles.


Hawaii-born Stacy Makishi works in a variety of media including live art, site-specific installations, film and physical theatre. Her works are known for their amusing investigations of identity, sexuality and politics.

Her work is often about absence, displacement and memory from the point of view of the foreigner. The foreigner confronts us with our own strangeness and our own foreignness. Within her work there appears to be a tension that exists in the place in between: between here and elsewhere; between the abject and sublime; between desire and repulsion.

Whether she takes on a horror film, fashion show or psychic intervention, her work is often infused with a surreal humor.

Stacy has performed internationally at such venues as the Royal Albert Hall, Tate Modern, Walker Center, Minneapolis and the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art.

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Part of Tenth Anniversary Short Films

A special series of projects including ten short film commissions for the Agency’s tenth anniversary.


Performance from the Edge

Two screening programmes of radical work for SPILL 2014

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Between Lands: A Sense of Belonging Enquiry – Artist Talk and Screening

Part artist talk, part interactive sound installation and screening event

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Posporno Latino

A screening programme of artists working in the contemporary Latin-American scene.

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An event on ethics, performance and oil sponsorship

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Playing With Space

An evening of performance films curated by Lawrence Bradby

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LADA Screens

Online screenings and events of rarely seen and exclusive material

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Ouch: Pain and Performance

A dark and daring journey into the pursuit of pain for science, for pleasure, for progress, for art and for agency

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LADA and the Catalyst Programme

Summary of LADA activities as part of the ACE’s Catalyst Programme

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