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Sam Chown Ahern is a visual artist working with drawing, illustration, bookworks, photography and sound. Sam is a graduate of Wimbledon School of Art. Recent group shows include Barbican Young Visual Arts 2020. Sam has been an active member of the Autism Youth Council and co-presented the CH4 documentary 'Are You Autistic?'

Georgia Kumari Bradburn is a filmmaker, writer, and a recent graduate of the film programe at Queen Mary University of London. Georgia's work focuses on metamorphosis and transformation, and how we can think of an embodied autistic phenomenology of cinema.

Benjamin Brown is a film programmer/curator and a writer. His creative practice involves drawing, video, and photography. Ben has a BA degree in filmmaking from Lancaster University and an MSc in Film Programming from Edinburgh. He runs a film club called Citizen Autistic. Ben's particular focus is on sensory ethnography, sleep, abandoned civic spaces, and stimming.

Robin Elliott-Knowles is an associate artist of the Project Artworks collective. Robin graduated summer 2021 from a Fine Art Degree in Sussex. His art practice largely involves painting, drawing, and creating graphic-novel like illustrations, all considering key themes of intersectionality, colonialism and post-colonialism, and transgender. Robin is also the curator of the B-Movie Fan Club, a monthly screening at Hastings Electric Palace cinema running for more than 10 years, sharing lost/cult horror films with a dedicated audience. 

Lucy Walker is a member of the Project Artworks Collective. She has an established practice working with textiles, costume, model and puppet making, drawing, and small set building. She works with a number of alter egos, some of which she uses to create performative gallery interventions. Her work often involves re-scripting and expanding the worlds of popular culture TV characters and storylines. One such alter ego is Lister Cat, riffing on the character Lister in Red Dwarf.


Collaborating with
Steven Eastwood is an award winning artist-filmmaker working across fiction, documentary and gallery installation, known for fact-fiction hybrids and experiments with film form. His  BIFA nominated feature ISLAND (2018) premiered at Rotterdam and had a theatrical release in the UK. His first feature Buried Land (2010) premiered in competition at Tribeca. Other films and artworks include The Interval and the Instant (2017), the Grierson nominated Those Who Are Jesus (2001), and Of Camera, 2002.


Gillian Fox, curator and creative producer, is based in London, UK. Trained in Fine Art practice and History of Artists Film, she has been Assistant Curator at Hayward Gallery Touring since 2013. Prior to this, she curated an international series of live-art and time-based media events staged in alternative venues in London, New York and Lisbon, was Exhibition Organiser for Aperture Foundation's international touring programme and in 2016-17 was visual art programmer for 'Nordic Matters'. In 2017 she curated the Pavilion of Humanity, a collateral event of the Venice Biennale. She lectures on fine art, curating and photography courses across the UK. 

Chloe White, PRODUCER, is an award-winning documentary filmmaker, photographer and director of Whalebone Films. Her films are intimate, considered portraits, focusing mainly on the female experience.
Her clients and partners include the Guardian, Topic, Nowness, BBC, Channel 4, Oxfam, Save the Children and the BFI and she has had films screen at festivals internationally including at Camden International Film Festival, Open City, and Sheffield Doc Fest. Chloe lectures on the MA Ethnographic and Documentary Film at University College London, and has also given talks and workshops at the London College of Communication, the BFI, Frontline Club, and the Roundhouse. She is a fellow of the Macdowell Colony and BFI Doc/Next



Co-created by the Neurocultures Collective and Steven Eastwood

Associate Artists Tom Lepora, John Knowles

Curated by Gilly Fox 

Produced by Chloe White and Steven Eastwood

Production Manager Jodie Taylor

Featuring Sam Chown Ahern, Georgia Bradburn, Lucy Walker (as Chess), Sebastian Gaigg

Cinematography Gregory Oke

Production Design Nicola Jones

Edited by Sergio Vega Borrego, Steven Eastwood, Christopher Allen, and members of The Neurocultures Collective

Sound Design Brain Audio

Colour Grade Digital Orchard 

VFX Elijah Jona and Christopher Allen

Zoetrope Rotoscope drawings Tony Comley 


Project Advisors

Damian Milton (The Participatory Autism Research Collective); Tim Corrigan and Kate Adams (Project Art Works); Maggi Hurt (BFI); Sam Chown Ahern (artist and Collective member); Professor Sebastian Gaigg (City University); Brian Hill (Century Films); Professor Lisa Blackman (Goldsmiths); Professor Stuart Murray (Leeds University): Professor Richard Ashcroft (City University).

Commissioned by FLAMIN Productions through Film London Artists’ Moving Image Network with funding from Arts Council England. Funded by Arts Council England and Wellcome Trust with support from Queen Mary University of London.

Curatorial / Production Team


The Neurocultures Collective

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