Into Disorder: An evening of moving image works exploring wildness, at Tom Thumb Theatre

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‘I offer ‘wildness’ as a way of thinking beyond order, classification, knowing and governing.’

Jack Halberstam

Join us for an evening screening of artist’s moving image works exploring ideas of ‘the wild’, as conceived by Jack Halberstam in his latest work, Wild Things: The Disorder of Desire. The evening will begin with a virtual introduction from Jack Halberstam (who will be joining us online), followed by a short Q&A. We will then screen a programme of short films that includes the work of Meriem Bennani, Adham Faramawy and Sweatmother, and more TBA. 

Confirmed films include:
2 Lizards – Meriem Bennani
LIFE ON THE CAPS: Guided Tour of a Spill – Meriem Bennani
By Earth, Sea and Air We Came – Adham Faramawy
Femme Cowboy – Sweatmotherand
More TBA soon!

Taking Jack Halberstam’s ideas of ‘the wild’ as an exciting site of revolutionary potential, this evening of short films will consider how artists can use ‘wildness’ as a technique for disruption. We have chosen the selected works for their exploration of queerness, banality, the uncanny, the surreal, the hyperreal and the spectacularly wild.

This event has been programmed and will be hosted by OSE Associates, Sarah Al-Sarraj and Rosemary Moss.


This event will take place at the Tom Thumb Theatre and will run for 2.5 hours. Please note there will be an interval in the screening programme:

6.30pm: Doors open
7pm: ‘Wild Things’ virtual welcome and introduction/Q&A with Jack Halberstam
7.30pm: Screenings
8.45pm: Closing remarks
9pm: End

Refreshments will be available from the Tom Thumb bar.


This event requires booking.  If you book a ticket and can no longer attend this screening, please let us know in advance so we can offer your space to someone else.

Accessibility and practical information

This event will take place at:
Tom Thumb Theatre
2A Eastern Esplanade

Tom Thumb Theatre has step-free access.

About the artist

Jack Halberstam is Professor of Gender Studies and English at Columbia University. Halberstam has authored seven books including the Queer Art of Failure (2011), Gaga Feminism: Sex, Gender, and the end of Normal and most recently in 2020, Wild Things: The disorder of desire. He is regularly invited to speak internationally and has given lectures at spaces such as the ICA, the British Library and the Riga International Biennial of Contemporary Art.