A Warning From Socrates

La JohnJoseph

A Warning From Socrates

Image credit: Holly Revell

SUNDAY 29 SEPTEMBER, 11.00, LEYTONSTONE LIBRARY

A Warning from Socrates investigates information systems, comparing the Socratic circle to the knitting circle, and the internet. An interplay of flow versus interruption, the film pits amateur against expert, without specifically naming which is which, in order to underline our own constant participation in the the post-truth economy.

Collaborating with a local knitting group who meet at Leytonstone Library every week, artist La JohnJoseph merges participatory performance and moving image. Drawing on the world of Youtube tutorials, as well as the work of Vaginal Davis and Steve Reinke, A Warning from Socrates gives a mischievous queer spin to our (mis)information age, with a rare cinematic appearance from pioneer drag queen, Lavinia Co-op.  

UK 2019 Dir La JohnJoseph 22 min

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