To Catch a Dream

The Nest Collective

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Takeover: III. Mind Takeover To Catch a Dream
The Nest Collective

14 Minutes

Repeat: Dec 15-16 ET

A grieving widow is desperate to stop her recurring nightmares. In an effort to end them once and for all, she explores a forgotten fairy-tale remedy which leads her to unexpected discoveries.

This screening is part of Mind Takeover, the third chapter of the online program Takeover curated by Julian Ross for e-flux Video & Film, and unfolding in six chapters between September 22 and December 15, 2022, with the films and videos of each chapter streaming for two weeks.

For more information, contact program@e-flux.com.

Video Art, Fashion, Africa, Sleep & Dreams
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Founded in 2012, the Nest Collective has created works in film, music, fashion, visual arts, and literature, such as the critically-acclaimed queer anthology film Stories of Our Lives, which has so far screened in over 80 countries and won numerous awards. The Nest’s work—being born in Nairobi—makes strongest reference to African urban and contemporary experiences, establishing this as our primary datum for inquiry on our histories and reflections about possible futures. While the work often responds to and is aware of interconnected issues at a global scale, it primarily addresses Kenyan young men and women, and is excited to speak to other audiences. In 2013, the Nest Collective also founded HEVA—Africa’s first creative business fund of its kind—to strengthen the livelihoods of East Africa’s creative entrepreneurs. In 2018, the Nest Collective founded the Strictly Silk program—a dance party and multimedia space that centers joy, safety, and community for women and non-binary people of all origins, faiths, and generations.


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