Silvia Maglioni & Graeme Thomson are filmmakers
and artists whose work interrogates potential forms and fictions emerging from the ruins of the moving image, and whose practice also includes the creation of visual essays, sound
, eventworks, radio shows
, tube-tracts and books.
Their first feature film, Facs of Life
(2009), draws on encounters with a number of former students of Gilles Deleuze
and with the video archive in which they appear, navigating between the terrains of documentary, fiction and essay to explore aspects of Deleuze's philosophical legacy.
In Search of UIQ
(2013) unfolds the story of Félix Guattari's lost science-fiction screenplay, Un Amour d'UIQ
(“UIQ in Love”), through a series of fabulations and spectral re-enactments, in relation to key social and political transformations of our time from Autonomist struggles to the digital recoding of life.
Since 2005, the artists' production (and, on occasion, resistance to production) has emanated from Terminal Beach, a constructivist zone for critical reflection, exploring possible new configurations of image, sound, text and politics, using cinema in expanded form to reactivate lost or forgotten archives and histories and to create new modes of collective engagement with contemporary thought.
Their work has been presented in a number of international festivals and art spaces including FID-Marseille, Bafici, Jihlava, Anthology Film Archives, Tate Britain, Serralves, Centre Pompidou, Redcat, MACBA, Ludwig Museum, Castello di Rivoli.