An artwork by Jasmina Cibic. An aerial view of 5 people moving a geometric, white shape across a black floor.
Online Event
23 - 25 Sep

Transmissions with Juliet Jacques

Season 2, Episode 3

Wed 23 Sep from 21.00
Fri 25 Sep from 09.00
Streamed Live
via Transmissions TV

London based writer and filmmaker Juliet Jaques curates the third episode of Transmissions Season 2, entitled Spectres of Socialism.

Less than a year after the UK’s traumatic General Election and after a pandemic that would surely have been far better handled if the principles of communality and solidarity had been at the heart of government, Juliet Jacques presents a selection of films that mostly look back at socialist politics and culture.

Starting with comrade John Smith’s film made in response to the Covid-19 crisis, and the government’s chaotic communications, these films – by Jasmina Cibic, Octavia Cortázar, The Duvet Brothers, Deimantas Narkevičius, Oleksiy Radynski, Kerry Tribe and others – engage creatively with ideology and art in Yugoslavia, the USSR, Cuba, the UK and beyond.

About the artist

Juliet Jacques (b. 1981) is a writer and filmmaker, based in London. She has published two books, most recently Trans: A Memoir (Verso, 2015). Her short fiction, journalism and essays have appeared in numerous publications including The Guardian, Granta, Frieze, Sight & Sound, Wire, New York Times, 3:AM, The New Inquiry, Arts of the Working Class, London Review of Books and elsewhere. Her short films have screened in galleries and festivals worldwide. She has taught art and creative writing at the Royal College of Art and other institutions, and hosts the political arts podcast Suite (212).

Image credit: Jasmina Cibic, The Pavilion, 2015, Image Courtesy Jasmina Cibic.