Carlos Motta: Gender Talents (2013)

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GENDER TALENTS is a web-based project by artist Carlos Motta that engages movements and discourses for gender self-determination within trans and intersex communities internationally. It features an online archive of video portraits of trans and intersex activists who thoughtfully perform gender as a personal, social, and political opportunity rather than as a social condemnation. Based on in-depth interviews conducted in Colombia, Guatemala, India and the United States the portraits expose the ways that activists challenge the bio-cultural “foundations” of society and question gender norms from the perspective of sexuality, class, race, ethnicity, and disability.

Vika Kirchenbauer: Like rats leaving a sinking ship (2012)

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Lyrically poignant yet contained, Like rats leaving a sinking ship is an intimate piece that combines personal subjectivity with the clinical objectivity of medical reports, challenging the very notions of these categories. The film is partly based on the author’s psychiatric assessments diagnosing her with ‘Gender Identity Disorder’, in accordance with the International Classification of Diseases. Along with the discourse of the legally mandatory documents for transgender people are her own personal writings that reflect upon the nature of memory – the present interpretation of the past – and question the possibility of any coherent biographic or filmic narrative.

Black_Women*_Space: The Black Her*Stories Project (2015)

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Screenings, film discussions, workshop organized by Black_Women*_Space
Wienwoche, 2015

The Black Her*Stories Project presents the first queer Black feminist film festival in Vienna. The selected films depict stories by and about Black LGBTIQ people (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Intersex, Queer), bringing them to the cinema screen and thus creating decolonial and feminist resistance.

The Black Her*Stories Project utilises the medium of film to highlight and pass on queer Black feminist stories. For three nights the cinema Top Kino stands in the light of Black revolutionary resistance. From feature films to documentaries and experimental movie formats, what connects these powerful, artistic and humoristic narratives is their political relevance. Not only do queer Black feminist positions claim space, but social struggles and movements are made visible.

Isaac Julien: The Attendant (1993)

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The plot revolves around sexual fantasies aroused in a middle-aged black male museum guard — or attendant — by a young white male visitor. Much of the action takes place after closing time. As the guard paces the galleries, a huge 19th-century painting titled “Slaves on the West Coast of Africa”, by the French artist François-Auguste Biard, comes to life, its melodramatic scene of a white master bending over a dying black slave transformed into an up-to-date, leather clad sadomasochistic grouping.

TROPICAL VIDEO ACTIVISM. Transformative Illegalities & Post-Porning Genders

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Curated by Fernanda Nogueira

March 7, 2015, 4-9pm, VBKÖ, Vienna

This screening program stems from the urgencies of a collective body, a body formed by fragments, a mutant, which resists any classification, provocative, unsatisfied, which creates new ways of living by acting in the territory of transgression. Tropical Video Activism presents video productions – either registers of actions or more experimental poetics – as signs to make visible, read and spread social transformations, which are in furious excitement in the public sphere in many Southern geographies.

These processes are not happening just in a single territory. We can map the social effervescence, the networks arising and intensifying the emergence and encounter of new transborder communities capable of sharing activist tools and circulating critical information which in the past could only be found in independent, underground and thought marginal networks. Facing the urgency of action and its various potentialities in these different territories, the modern categories such as “originality” or “authenticity” are turned obsolete. In contrast, a broader notion of “network” is strengthen daily in the configuration of a collective battlefield […]

Shu Lea Cheang: FLUIDØ (2017)

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Following the acclaimed cyberpunk movie I.K.U., which premiered at the 2000 Sundance Film Festival and screened worldwide, Shu Lea Cheang is set to direct FLUIDØ in 2015 with Jürgen Brüning Filmproduktion and Berlin-based crew and cast members.

Set in the post-AIDS future of 2060, where the Government is the first to declare the era AIDS FREE, mutated AIDS viruses give birth to ZERO GEN – humans that have genetically evolved in a very unique way. These gender fluid ZERO GENs are the bio-drug carriers whose white fluid is the hypernarcotic for the 21st century, taking over the markets of the 20th century white powder high. The ejaculate of these beings is intoxicating and the new form of sexual commodity in the future. The new drug, code named DELTA, diffuses through skin contact and creates an addictive high.

Giuseppe Campuzano: Museo Travesti de Perú (2009-2013)

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El Museo Travesti de Perú nace de la necesidad de una historia propia —una historia del Perú inédita—, ensayando una arqueología de los maquillajes y una filosofía de los cuerpos, para proponer una elaboración de metáforas más productiva que cualquier catalogación excluyente. Lo travesti se plantea entonces como subversión de la condición espuria que tanto el museo tradicional, como los presupuestos sociales, le endilgan. Al respecto, contextos históricos tan diferentes como el Perú prehispánico y el marco propuesto por Magnus Hirschfeld durante la República de Weimar, admiten todo un rango de posibilidades entre los extremos de lo masculino y lo femenino.

Jai Arun Ravine: Tom/Trans/Thai (2013)

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Tom / Trans / Thai is a short experimental film that approaches the silence around female-to-male (FTM) transgender identity in the Thai context by addressing tom and trans-masculine identities in Thai and Thai American communities and the transnational relationships between gender and language.

Interviews conducted with Thai and Thai American toms and trans-masculine people are channeled through the moving body in an effort to locate ourselves in the Thai landscape and create a new language for our kind of being.

Ana Hoffner: After the transformation (2012)

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After the Transformation actively uses the concept of the queerness of memory in order to rework the notion of Eastern European transformation. The video is situated in the voice training of a queer person posing questions around a desire for a time after the embodied social and political change.

Alianzas tullido transfeministas a traves de la sexualidad y la postpornografía

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Presentación y proyección de vídeo a cargo de Pornortopedia y postporno tullido Nexos. Con la participación de Post-Op, Lucrecia Masson y Patricia Carmona.

La idea es contribuir al imaginario pornografico con la visibilización de cuerpos que se salen de los parámetros de normalidad corporal (tullidos, marimachos, trans, gordxs…) y mostrar como deseables las prácticas a las que estas corporalidades invitan.

“No es lo que el postporno puede hacer por la personas con diversidad funcional, sino precisamente estos cuerpos que se mueven y sienten de una manera no mayoritaria lo que pueden hacer por la sexualidad colectiva, ampliando prácticas e imáginarios.”

Emilie Jouvet: One Night Stand (2006)

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Le premier p*rn* queer et lesbien français ‘DIY’ (‘ Do It Yourself’) de Emilie Jouvet. Le film est un champ d’exploration, un terrain de jeux multiple, un espace d’expression, une aventure romantique. Dix actrices/acteurs amateurs et amateurs de sexe réalisent leurs désirs et mettent à nu des sexualités lesbiennes et queer. Genres, jeux et pratiques […]

Muestra Marrana 6 (2014)

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Muestra Marrana 6 / Programa: La Muestra Marrana es un evento de regularidad difusa (mínimo una al año) sin ánimo de lucro y totalmente gratuito, autogestionado y autofinanciado (aunque te pediremos un donativo opcional para poder seguir con el proyecto).Su principal objetivo es mostrar producciones audiovisuales relacionadas con sexualidades marginales y/o subversivas. El evento está […]