26th March: 7.00pm
Tate Visual presents ‘Emulator’
Second Collective are delighted to invite Tate Visual to showcase their short film Emulator on the big screen.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, this event has been cancelled.
Tate Visual will screen Emulator in the theatre space at Vault Artist Studios, Belfast, alongside photographic documentation and unseen footage from the production, as well as live drag performances by Bella Clava and Venus Black.
Emulator is a short film (26 minutes) that blends audiovisual drag with abstract escapism to chart a year of global trauma, social discourse and personal change. Emulator has its origins in the digital drag era of 2020 when queer performers of all kinds took to social media to create DIY music videos on their phones and perform shows on Facebook in their dining rooms. It explores a visual journey through a time of real trauma when learning to adapt to a new kind of creativity in lockdown became a therapeutic outlet for lots of queer people.
Emulator was shot by Gareth Myles Greenfield and directed by Stephen Shaw across two days at The Maverick in Belfast and features performances from Onya Becks, Bella Clava, Tiffany Von Tussle and Venus Black.
About Tate Visual
Tate Visual was founded by Stephen Shaw aka Levvy Tate, a Belfast based visual artist and drag performer. Tate Visual explores vibrant and arresting visual queer expression via live entertainment, audiovisual production and design.
The short film, Emulator was produced and directed alongside Gareth Myles Greenfield, a local photographer and videographer who works across queer nightlife throughout the UK and beyond. The production of the film was made possible through funding received from The Arts Council of Northern Ireland which allowed Stephen and Gareth to embark on the project during 2021.
Money from the ticket sales will go directly to the performers at this event.