Bye Bye Confidence, 2023

By Mădălina Zaharia


Within the confines of a small south London flat, the filmmaker decides to finally say goodbye to her already lacking confidence and her friends come together to help her see this task through. Structured as a succession of informal conversations and exchanges between friends, 'Bye Bye Confidence' opens up a space for un-mastering and un-learning expected behaviours, letting free expectations of how one behaves in the world or even makes a film.


Starring: Luke C Kemp, Timothy J Magallanes Magalit, Ryan P Ormonde, Tirusanthan Thiruvilangam, Laura K Whitticase and Arrow.


Director's Bio:


Mădălina Zaharia (b. 1985, Sighetu Marmatiei, Romania) is a Romanian artist and filmmaker who lives and works in London. Her film, TristxtOTL was screened at ICA London as part of the official selection for the 67th BFI London Film Festival and she was a 2023 fellow at Akademie Schloss Solitude, Stuttgart. Past films include, Public Figure – made in collaboration with poet and performer Ryan Ormonde, which subsequently won 'The best film in the national competition' prize at Bucharest International Dance Film Festival 2021 and was also part of the official selection for SQIFF 2021 (Scottish Queer International Film Festival) in Glasgow and GRRL HAUS CINEMA 2021 in Boston, MA. Recent exhibitions and screenings include: I will not be sad in this world, filmlounge 2023, Sehsaal, Vienna; Inventory of the Week, Sala Omnia, The National Center for Dance Bucharest, (curated by Anca Rujoiu); PULS 22, The National Museum of Contemporary Art, Bucharest; VIDEO+RADIO+LIVE (co-lateral event of the Art Encounters Biennial 2021), Casa Artelor, Timisoara; So Far So Good, Budapest Gallery, Budapest; Viral self-portraits, Moderna galerija (MG+MSUM), Ljubljana; Art Encounters Biennial 2019 (curated by Maria Lind and Anca Rujoiu), Timisoara; Reading as Rhythm: A Sonic Exploration of the Visual Vocabulary of Control Magazine, Tate Exchange Liverpool (2018); DEBT., Tintype Gallery (solo), London (2017); Identify Your Limitations, Acknowledge The Periphery, Vitrine Gallery, London (2016); The Staging of an Exhibition, Ivan Gallery (solo), Bucharest (2016); London Open 2015, Whitechapel Gallery, London.