Sitdown is an Alchemy Film & Arts series of artist interviews, published to complement its exhibitions, residencies, and other events. You can find all other Sitdown entries here.

On 19 November 2020, Noorafshan Mirza and Brad Butler‘s feature film Ruptures screened as part of Continue Watching, Alchemy Film & Arts’ online season of film screenings, discussion events, and spoke with artist Sonya Dyer and Alchemy Co-Director Michael Pattison about utopian spaces, feminist modes of production, non-verbal ways of embodying struggle and articulating trauma, doing away with the patriarchal voice, and how vengeance has its uses.

Sonya Dyer’s commissioned essay on the film can be found here.