Transforming Provocations

  • Flaherty NYC
  • TRANSFORMING PROVOCATIONS
  • Anthology Film Archives
  • Every other Tuesday from Jan 19 – Mar 29, 7pm
  • Programmed by Lana Lin and Cauleen Smith

TRANSFORMING PROVOCATIONS rallies moving image media from a wide array of sources to contemplate the divergent meanings embedded in transition. What does it mean to move from one psychic condition to another, from one bodily identity to another, from one site to another? What is the phenomenological effect of cinematic and poetic juxtapositions? How do liminal states engage the intersectionality that both divides and connects citizens and those who reside beyond the borders of citizenship? These programs celebrate the short film format, leveraging cumulative insights gained through the entanglements between works. They offer multiple means to imagine a future in the face of geologic and political transformations that threaten to profoundly alter our ways of being.

Artists include: Kathleen Collins, Susana Donovan, Valie Export, Loretta Fahrenholz, Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj, Michelle Handelman, Santiago Mostyn, Wura-Natasha Ogunji, Jacolby Satterwhite, and Nguyễn Trinh Thi.

This series is made possible through a collaboration with The New School.

Tuesday, January 19, 2016, 7pm

TRANSITIONAL OBJECTS/TRANSITIONAL SUBJECTS
Jennifer Montgomery & Xu Wang in person

  • Jennifer Montgomery TRANSITIONAL OBJECTS (2000, 19 min, digital)
  • David Loeb Weiss FAREWELL ETAOIN SHRDLU (1980, 29 min, 16mm)
  • Jacolby Satterwhite THE COUNTRY BALL (1989-2012, 12 min, digital)
  • Xu Wang EVE AND DAVID (2014, 8 min, digital)
  • Adebukola Bodunrin & Ezra Claytan Daniels THE GOLDEN CHAIN (2013, 12 min, digital)

Tuesday, February 2, 2016, 7pm

QUEER TRANSITIONS
Tara Mateik & Michelle Parkerson in person

  • Marguerite Paris ALL WOMEN ARE EQUAL (1972, 15 min, 16mm)
  • Michelle Parkerson STORME: THE LADY OF THE JEWEL BOX (1987, 21 min, 16mm)
  • Susana Donovan BOY FRANKENSTEIN (1994, 9 min, digital)
  • Ruth Jenrbekova & Maria Vilk LAYER (2015, 21 min, digital)
  • Yoriko Mizushiri MAKU (2014, 5 min, digital)
  • Tara Mateik OPERATION INVERT (2003, 12 min, digital)

Tuesday, February 16, 2016, 7pm

REGIME CHANGE
Beatriz Santiago Muñoz in person

  • Santiago Mostyn DELAY (2014, 4 min, digital)
  • Beatriz Santiago Muñoz LA CUEVA NEGRA (2013, 20 min, digital)
  • Beatriz Santiago Muñoz MATRULLA (2014, 6.5 min, 16mm)
  • Beatriz Santiago Muñoz LA CABEZA MATO A TODOS (2014, 7.5 min, digital)
  • Beatriz Santiago Muñoz ESTO ES UN MENSAJE EXPLOSIVO (2010, 18 min, digital)
  • Akwaeke Emezi BLESI (2013, 2 min, digital)
  • Wura Natasha Ogunji WILL I STILL CARRY WATER WHEN I AM A DEAD WOMAN? (2011, 5 min, digital)
  • Thenjiwe Nkosi LE TCHAD: TRUE HEART (2013, 14.5 min, digital)

Tuesday, March 1, 2016, 7pm

ECOLOGIES & OTHER EARTHLY MOVEMENTS
Melissa Friedling & Cate Giordano in person

  • Loretta Fahrenholz DITCH PLAINS (2013, 31 min, digital)
  • Melissa Friedling GARDEN ROLL BOUNCE PARKING LOT (2010, 4.5 min, digital)
  • Amir George SHADES OF SHADOWS (2015, 6.5 min, digital)
  • Cate Giordano HERITAGE (2012, 30.5 min, digital)

Tuesday, March 15, 2016, 7pm

TRANSITIONS IN FILM FORM
Ja’Tovia Gary, Jeanne Liotta, & Julie Murray in person

  • Michelle Handelman DORIAN THE WALLPAPER COLLECTION (2009-11, 6 min, digital)
  • Ja’Tovia Gary AN ECSTATIC EXPERIENCE (2015, 6 min, digital)
  • Jeanne Liotta OBSERVANDO EL CIELO (2007, 18 min, 16mm)
  • Valie Export SYNTAGMA (1983, 17 min, 16mm)
  • Nguyen Trinh Thi CHRONICLE OF A TAPE RECORDED OVER (2010, 28 min, digital)
  • Julie Murray UNTITLED (EARTH) (2015, 8 min, digital)
  • Anansi Knowbody ANANSI IS A GOD (2015, 1.5 min, digital)

Tuesday, March 29, 2016, 7pm

LIFE/DEATH AND AFTERLIFE
Kim Miller in person

  • Kim Miller MADAME MAE NANG NAK (2014, 14 min, digital)
  • Kathleen Collins THE CRUZ BROTHERS AND MISS MALLOY (1980, 54 min, 16mm-to-digital)
  • Tamar Guimarães & Kasper Akhøj CAPTAIN GERVASIO’S FAMILY / A FAMÍLIA DO CAPITÃO GERVÁSIO (2013/14, 16 min, DCP)

More information: http://flahertyseminar.org/flaherty-nyc/