ADAM CASTLE, DAVIDE BUGARIN: SORE THROAT

The filmmakers of Sore Throat describe the work as follows:

”Sore Throat is an interactive film that explores the impact of sound overheard through walls and how this has impacted queer people and queer spaces in the Philippines, where the interpretation of sounds is informed by monstrous mythology and the distortions of colonisation and gentrification. 

On-screen, the malleable walls of theatrical backdrops struggle to contain either safety or sound. In this world of illusion, monstrosity lingers but cannot be pinned down. Rejection and self-judgement swirl, and music and costume pluck our sole performer from rural Luzon to Manila. In the sounds shake certainties in this contested world.” 

Adam Castlen & David Bugarinin, Sore Throat / Magang Lalamunan (2023)
Adam Castlen & David Bugarinin, Sore Throat / Magang Lalamunan (2023)
Adam Castlen & David Bugarinin, Sore Throat / Magang Lalamunan (2023)
Adam Castlen & David Bugarinin, Sore Throat / Magang Lalamunan (2023)

Critical Gallery brings Scottish film and media art to Turku in August 2024, exhibiting two works with a focus on black / POC culture, gender diversity, experiences of sexual minorities – and experiences and status of people who deviate from the white heteronormative standard. 

Rhys Hollis & working group’s (Andrea Baker, Divine Tasinda, Kheanna Walker) film titled OMOS (2022) will be screened at Critical Gallery. The location of Adam Castle & David Bugarin’s interactive video work Sore Throat / Magang Lalamunan (2023) will be announced later. 

Both works are produced by the queer cultural centre POLLYANNA (https://pollyanna.org.uk/) who describe their practice as follows: 

“Across cabaret, film and arts projects, we aim to celebrate LGBTQ+  performers, support artists in testing out new ideas, and create spaces that welcome communities to forge connections and be inspired to be creative.”

https://pollyanna.org.uk/OMOS

https://pollyanna.org.uk/Sore-Throat