Beatty Hallas: artist

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Socialism, a family film

A number of spurs (including the loss of a great aunt who had fled Czechoslovakia the day before the Nazi invasion) conflated, with the realisation that there are great gaps in my knowledge of socialism. My practice is social: concerned with others, how we communicate with and care for each other. It seemed vital to set an informed foundation for my work, to further educate myself and look at how these ideologies might be discussed with younger people. I put forward a project examining socialism – its history, key figures and relevance in modern life. This was used by us to make a short film: a rare opportunity to conduct a family residency.


Beatty Hallas is an artist based in London. The film was developed whilst staying at The Mothership, Dorset.