20h | portes 19h
la lumière collective
7080-506, rue Alexandra
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7$ à la porte
la lumière collective
Between wrestling matches two boys discuss the nature of their ambiguous relationship, the way they pass the time in their small river town, and the culture of bullying in the age of social media. Their relationships to their mobile devices mark their drive to connect in the face of the anachronistic landscape of their town. The voice of a narrator, who is compelled to ask unanswerable questions, responds to the images.
Two separate BDSM scenarios unfold between queer sex workers and their play partners from imperially charged landscapes, rendered mystical. The project considers the slippery areas between liberation and re-inscription, real and imagined, to consider how BDSM practices might open out historical narratives around race, bodies, sex, and power.
After an instructional road trip to the ocean a figure communes with stray dogs to build seaside graveyards, petite and monumental sand mountains, and nourishes the sand graves with fresh breast milk. The project was made with collaborator Sadie Lune.
From above and below ground, a man named Eddie describes flood lines, levees and trivial histories of the crumbling infrastructure of Memphis, TN. In this same city, the filmmaker, a recent transsexual transplant, watches war films and contemplates masculine connectivity as he attempts to integrate into the American South. He posts a Craigslist ad asking men to masturbate on-camera with their firearms. He receives a single response from a man who’s name is also Eddie. *Jury Awards: Kurzfilm Hamburg, Chicago Underground Film Festival, and FLEX: Florida Experimental Film Festival*
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