A still from 2001: A Space Odyssey, used as a reference for not/nowhere's episode of Transmissions. A close up of HAL. An ominous red light sits at the centre of a camera lens, unblinking.
Online Event

Transmissions with not/nowhere

Season 3, Episode 4

Wed 16 Jun from 21.00
Fri 18 Jun from 10.00
Streamed Live via
Transmissions TV & Twitch

Artists' workers cooperative not/nowhere present an episode of Transmissions, with Jennifer Martin and Pratibha Parmar.

No Prospects

Are you still looking for love? Are you between the years 2000 and 2021? Are you ready for the algorithm to shape your desire? not/nowhere presents Pratibha Parmar’s Wavelengths (2000) alongside research by Jennifer Martin. 

TRANSMISSIONS is an online platform that commissions artists to share their work within a classic DIY TV show format. Curators Anne DuffauHana Noorali and artist Tai Shani established the series in response to the pandemic and the resultant postponing and cancellation of exhibitions, opportunities and subsequent fees. This new season for 2021 comprises 6 episodes, streaming every month from March to October 2021.

About the artists

not/nowhere (n/n) is an artists’ workers cooperative. Black and POC-led and East-London based, we provide training in skills and techniques for film, audio, performance and writing. Our mission is to ensure that local artists who use new media in their work can access film and media equipment, and acquire the training to use these machines creatively. We are committed to Black and POC artists exploring new possibilities for owning the means of production of our work and finding sustainability in our practice. not/nowhere’s additional focus is to provide infrastructural support for artists working in all mediums, and enfranchise people living or working in London to take pleasure in expressing themselves creatively.

Jennifer Martin
Jennifer Martin is an artist filmmaker, and writer based in London. Her work and research explore the performativity of belonging and instability of images; these interests manifest in a mix of narrative and experimental pieces. Martin has exhibited and screened work in the UK and abroad with recent solo exhibitions and commissions at Primary (Nottingham), Turf Projects (London), and Cypher BILLBOARDS (London).
Recent screenings include Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival (Hawick), RIDM (Montréal), B3 Biennial of the Moving Image (Frankfurt), LUX (London), Videoclub’s Selected X (UK-touring), and European Media and Art Festival (Osnabrück). She was selected for the 2018 Stuart Croft Foundation Education Award, FLAMIN Fellowship 2019/20, and was artist-in-residence at Kingsgate Workshops 2019/20. Martin is a co-director of the Nlack and POC-led artist worker’s cooperative not/nowhere, which specialises in analogue film.

Pratibha Parmar
Writer, director and producer Pratibha Parmar has directed numerous award-winning films for BBC, Channel 4, ITVS, PBS and European broadcasters. Her work has also had theatrical distribution. Her credits include Alice Walker: Beauty in Truth, a feature length documentary on the life of Pulitzer Prize winning author of The Colour Purple and includes interviews with Steven Spielberg, Danny Glover and Quincy Jones. Recognized as a pioneering filmmaker, Pratibha directed the ground breaking film Khush, one of the first films to give visibility to and highlight the experiences of LGBT people in India.

A globally recognised filmmaker and human rights activist Pratibha’s films have helped gain much needed rights for women and girls as well as contributing to the visibility of marginalized LGBT communities. In 2017 Pratibha received the ICON award presented by Bagari London Indian Film Festival in Association with the British Film Institute for Outstanding Contribution to Indian and World Cinema. In 2016 Pratibha was included in the BBC’s list of 100 inspirational and influential women. Pratibha is the proud recipient of the Frameline Film Festival Award, reconising those who have made an outstanding contribution to lesbian and gay media.

Programmers and founders: Hana Noorali, Anne Duffau and Tai Shani
Production director: Lori E. Allen
Production associate: Mika Lapid