Sweatmother is a latinx trans artist and filmmaker based in London. They use experimental techniques and hybrid documentary filmmaking in collaboration with non-professional actors to create counter-narratives from within their own communities and subcultures. Their moving image work blends performance, self-recorded documentation, internet and archival footage in order to explore and make visible queer lived experiences. Their work has been shown at the London Short Film Festival, Institute of Contemporary of Art, Fringe! Film Festival and Minnesota Institute of Art.
Recently they were commissioned by the ICA to create a visual piece for k-punk 2021: post capitalist desire, a program in commemoration of Mark Fisher’s life and work. Their visual art is a direct result of their community outreach, activism and dedication to queer care, they are an artist resident for INFERNO, and the creator of the Otherness Archive: a visual archive documenting queer moving image pioneers and contemporary filmmakers.
Sweatmother, Soft Exits (2019), trailer
Sweatmother, Forms of Control, video extract from performance at ICA, London, 2019