Don't Wait Up - Video Artwork
Presented by ARCADE and Hull Museums
This film is comprised of visuals that were generated through workshops with young women and non-binary people at The Warren, Hull. Driven by thought-provoking ideas generation and conversation, the group worked with Fly Girl Films to shoot clips which represented the frustrations and themes that came up in discussions.
The question “What would you do if all of the men in the world disappeared in an instant?” came up, and many of the group agreed that it would bring a sense of freedom and autonomy that they don’t usually feel while out and about, especially in venues and bars. It was clear in the workshop that women, girls and non-binary people are often cautious of strangers and being out at night, but many had also experienced harassment during the day. There was frustration that this harassment could happen in places where members of the public could have intervened, as well as being betrayed by people they trusted.
The film footage was shot, directed and chosen by young people in the group. It is shown alongside a piece of writing and music which reflects the thoughts, discussions and emotions felt at the time. This is fused with audio description of what can be seen on screen.
Don't Wait Up is presented by ARCADE & Hull Museums, funded by Arts Council England.