Tuesday, 9 November 2010

patrick at mixnyc

My quite brilliant friend Patrick Staff ♥ has organised a film programme, 'Action Constellation' that is showing at MixNYC this weekend:

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23rd New York Queer Experimental Film Festival
November 9th - 14th 2010

@ Theatre for the New City, 151 First Avenue Manhattan
between E. 9th & 10th Street


MIX NYC promotes, produces and preserves experimental media that is rooted in the lives, politics, and experiences of lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender and otherwise queer-identified people. MIX's work challenges mainstream notions of gender and sexuality while also upending traditional categories of form and content.


ACTION CONSTELLATION - Saturday November 13th, 6pm, 62mins

Featuring: Rhiannon Chaloner, Emma Hedditch, Nia Hughes, Richard John Jones, Paul Kindersley, Stephen Robinson, Patrick Staff & Nina Wakeford

Selected from across the UK, ACTION CONSTELLATION presents a selection of queer artist film and video made being made now. Whilst there is a wealth of shorts, documentaries and feature length films made in the DIY queer community this is a selection of those films made to be shown in art spaces, galleries, squats or bedroom screenings - films that approach structure, appropriation, historicity, gender and sexuality, performance and community from a point of experimentation and autonomy. They posit a queer horizon, a futurity that could enact a queer that has yet to happen, or a queer that is a place of could-be: the narratives are fractured, at times unperceivable and the particulars of queerness go beyond simple boy-on-boy or girl-on-girl, to a queer constellation of subject matters. Performance and performativity emerge in each film, though these tropes do little to elaborate upon or reveal the bodies of the artists or subjects of the videos; rather they knot notions of identity, dense or antagonistic gestures that negotiate their context’s structures. This programme does not attempt to contextualise these films or their modes of production, nor does it move towards any pretence of a ‘scene’ or movement: instead it focuses on a current but loose set of provocations that vibrate tensely in proximity to one another and begin to reveal threads that run through contemporary, critical queer video art now.

For full programme information and to book tickets go to http://www.mixnyc.org/23/actionconstellation.php

Download the full catalogue in PDF format here http://www.mixnyc.org/downloads/23/MIX-program-spread.pdf

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