Artist film screening and in-conversation with Felix Melia
Screened for the first time at Towner, Felix Melia’s film, Money For Nothing, delves into an archeology of tall tales, exploring conceptions of value, work, sanctuary, friendship and trust.
The film follows Tim Akister as he navigates the stratified spaces of East London, trawling scrap metal and salvaging bric-a-brac. Tim reflects on his past and ruminates on life as he experiences it, while continuing to look and to find.
Money for Nothing explores the ways we endow value and use stories to create meaning, construct our identities and form commonalities. It highlights the atmospheric power of public narratives employed by the state, which can link individual people to wider ideologies of social control and lead us to construct our identities against someone else.
After the screening, artist and director Felix Melia will take part in an in-conversation, and there will be an audience Q&A.
Free admission; advanced booking recommended.