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Saturday, November 14 2:00pm

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This event is generously supported by: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Erie County Cultural Funds, and the New York State Council on the Arts.

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Screenings

Being Fucked Up: Performance, Play and Humor  

Special Screening of Works by Canadian Contemporary Artists
Curated by Tess Takahashi, a film scholar based in Toronto, the works screened will range from 1967 to 2013, and combine the playful performativity of youth with striking formal experimentation. Incorporating found texts, animation, improvisation, documentation, and unexpected plays of light, these works meditate on love, friendship and power in the semi-public spaces of education and entertainment – as well as in the intimate sphere of the home. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll leave wanting more. This event is co-presented by Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Arts Center and A Dark Room.
Line up for screening:
Leslie Supnet – Animated Heavy Metal Parking Lot (2008, 2m)
Joyce Wieland – Hand Tinting  (1967, 6m)
Vincent Grenier – Tabula Rasa (1993-2004, 8 m)
Stephen Broomer – Pepper’s Ghost (2013, 18m)
Alison Kobayashi – Dan Carter (2006, 15m)
Emily Vey Duke and Cooper Battersby – Being Fucked Up (2001, 10m)

 

Bios:

Tess Takahashi is Scholar in Residence at the Filmmaker’s Co-op in New York for 2015. She is an independent Toronto-based scholar who writes on experimental media, film, art installation, and performance and is working on a book titled Impure Film: Medium Specificity and the North American Avant-Garde (1968-2008). She is a member of the editorial collective for the feminist film journal Camera Obscura: Feminism, Culture, and Media and a member of the experimental media programming collective, Pleasure Dome.

A Dark Room is an occasional screening series curated by Ekrem Serdar, who is a filmmaker & programmer from Ankara, Turkey. He completed his MFA at the University at Buffalo, SUNY. He frequently shows his work with the Küçük Sinemalar group, and is a co-founder of Experimental Response Cinema in Austin, TX. He is currently based in Buffalo, NY.