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Artist, Writer

Susan Thomson

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Susan Thomson is a writer and filmmaker based in Dublin. Her artist book The Swimming Diaries is available from Artbook @ MoMA PS1, New York, the ibookstore and is held in the collection of the Live Art Development Agency. She has written for many publications including Circa, the Times, Women’s News, GCN and JSTOR.

Her acclaimed documentary trilogy series Ghost Empire explores the impact of British colonialism on LGBT legislation Cyprus, Singapore, and Belize. The first film in the series Ghost Empire § Cyprus was screened at Iniva in 2017, where Susan was present to discuss the film with artist and curator Sunil Gupta.

The trilogy has also recently been screened at Queer Asia Film Festival, SOAS, in 2017, and at Anthology Film Archives, New York City as an Altfest Special Program in 2016. She is currently working on a forthcoming novel which looks at the historical context of queer and postcolonial issues, exploring the trial for treason of Roger Casement.

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