Print on Munken Lynx Rough 300gsm
29.7 x 42 cm
Edition of 100 (50 AP)
Counterparts (Thieves Edition) is inspired by the US Women Quarters Programme, which celebrated the achievements of Anna May Wong on the Quarter Dollar in 2022. This edition brings together the cast members of Thieves and filmmaker Michelle Williams Gamaker with the original stars of the 1924 and 1940 versions of the Thief of Bagdad.
The design is a collaboration with London-based designer Yuna Goda, who was involved in the development of Thieves and has also designed the posters at the entrance of Our Mountains Are Painted on Glass.
ABOUT MICHELLE WILLIAMS GAMAKER
Award winning moving image artist Michelle Williams Gamaker (b.1979, London) has developed Fictional Activism to interrogate 20th Century cinema, by retelling the histories of marginalised actors and by proposing critical alternatives to colonial storytelling in British and Hollywood studio films.
She is joint winner of Film London’s Jarman Award (2020) and has an extensive national and international profile, including prestigious BFI London Film Festivals (2017, 2018, 2021), Aesthetica (winner of Best Experimental Film, 2021) and Raindance (2022). Recent exhibitions include I Multiply Each Day, Gus Fisher Gallery, Auckland (2021), The Whitechapel London Open 2022, Like There is Hope and I Can Dream of Another World at Hauser & Wirth and a major public commission Springfield Eternal in the atrium of Springfield Hospital for charity Hospital Rooms, opening in 2023.
Our Mountains are Painted on Glass has been co-commissioned with Dundee Contemporary Arts (DCA), where it will be shown in late 2023. Williams Gamaker’s work is in the Arts Council Collection and her entire filmography has been recognised and preserved by the BFI National Film Archive. She is a Studio Artist at Gasworks, where she is also trustee. Williams Gamaker is Reader in BA Fine Art at Goldsmiths College, University of London, and is currently a British Academy Wolfson Fellow. She champions emerging artists, most recently as Selector for the prestigious John Moore’s Painting Prize (2020) and Bloomberg New Contemporaries 2021.
All proceeds directly support the South London Gallery's programmes.