resina is a platform for research based between London and Ferrara. Our work is invested in  developing environmentally sustainable and non-human-centric practices through slow-paced alternative education experiments and residencies. We support emerging practitioners working across various forms of art, research and writing.  

︎︎︎ Team and collaborators

Residency Program 2022

Sandi Hudson-Francis and Rosie Morris are the 2022 residents in Ferrara.

During their residency Sandi and Rosie will collaborate on a new piece of work titled ‘In All This Between Us’. Inspired by conversation between friends and poets Audre Lorde and Adrienne Rich recorded in 1979, the work will be an endeavor to explore each others’ differences as a way to find deeper understanding, and to reflect upon what might be learned from the 70’s in the context of today. As the artists write, “coming from a position of love and friendship, we will use the text as a framework for exploring how our personal experiences have influenced our practices, whilst exploring themes of class, race, intersectional feminism, family and mothers.”

Durante il periodo di residenza, Sandi e Rosie collaboreranno a un lavoro video intitolato 'In All This Between Us'. Ispirato ad una conversazione tra amiche e scrittrici Audre Lorde e Adrienne Rich registrata nel 1979, il lavoro sarà un tentativo di esplorare le differenze reciproche come modo per comprendersi più profondamente, e di riflettere su ciò che si può imparare dagli anni ‘70 nel contesto di oggi. Come le artiste scrivono, “partendo da una posizione di amore e amicizia, useremo il testo come cornice per esplorare come le nostre esperienze personali hanno influenzato le nostre pratiche artistiche, esplorando tematiche legate a classe, genere e razza, femminismo e intersezionalità, famiglia e figure materne.“

Sandi Hudson-Francis 
I’m a self-taught multi-disciplinary artist whose practice consists of photography, moving image, sound and sculpture. My work is underpinned by the issues surrounding immigration and how modern day immigrant culture shapes contemporary life. I am sensitive towards questions around  belonging and notions of Home and committed to exploring ideas of identity, race, color, class, gender and community.  Since 2017 I have been working on a project which explores my Jamaican heritage through the story of 3 different generations of men from Jamaica, which I started with my film ‘Super Sam’ about 92 year old Clovis Salmon. The second film, which has been awarded ACE funding, is currently under development. ‘Super Sam’ was screened at the National Portrait Gallery (2019), selected by Mark Sealy’s (Autograph) to screen at Sheffield Doc Fest, invited to screen at the Barbican and 198 CAL Weareparable film festival (2022). My work ‘FAMILY PORTRAIT’ (2020) was featured in Feminist Library zine “Care in a pandemic”, and ‘CAFE’ (2018) is currently exhibited at the Whitechapel Gallery’s London Open 2022.”

Rosie Morris
I am a documentary filmmaker and I graduated from the National Film and Television School in February 2020. I make films that are born from my own personal
experiences, looking to bring the audience into the world of the film to meet people in
it at eye level.   In 2022 I represented the UK as a director at Berlinale Talents 2022 where My Blonde GF (Produced by Tyke Films, 16 films, BFI Doc society, The Guardian and OKRE) was selected for the Short Form Station. My 2020 short film Heart Eyes and a World was part of the Official Selection at Aesthetica Short Film Festival, Underwire film festival, and a finalist in the 16 Days and 16 Films competition, hosted by Modern Films and the Kering Foundation. My NFTS graduation film Trees was nominated in the David L Wolper student documentary category at the 2021 International Documentary Awards (IDA) and was acquired by the global short film platform Trees premiered at FIPADOC International Documentary Festival in the New Talent competition and screened in the emerging strand at Otherfield film festival. In 2016 I was an associate artist at Open School East.