13.08.2019. 19:00. Baltic Analog Lab invites to a film screening with researcher and curator Almudena Escobar López from USA accompanied with two filmmakers - Amber Bemak and D'Angelo Madsen Minax.
Within capitalism the division of labor is a form of economic control that transcends all aspects of society. The films presented in “The division of Love” unearth the artificial relationship between social and economic powers. Proposing a conversation between the work of Amber Bemak and D’Angelo Madsen Minax, the program focuses on the creative process that emerges from intimate collaboration, considering Love as a sentiment that is simultaneously fulfilling, painful, and hopeless. In their films mythology, failure, performance, fantasy, queer and trans embodiment, show Love as a form of resistance that disrupts the normative order of things.
Both Amber Bemak and D’Angelo Madsen Minax will be in attendance for a post-screening Q&A.
- Airplane Dance. Amber Bemak 17 minutes, 2013
- Because of Us. D’Angelo Madsen Minax. 4:40 minutes, 2017
- Borderhole. Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados.14 minutes, 2016
- The Eddies (2018). D’Angelo Madsen Minax. 16 minutes, 2018
- Separation of the Earth (by Fire). D’Angelo Madsen Minax. 5:40 minutes, 2014
- The Source is a Hole (2017) . D’Angelo Madsen Minax. 25 minutes, 2017
- Goodbye Fantasy. Amber Bemak and Nadia Granados. 15 minutes, 2018
Almudena Escobar López is an independent curator, programmer, archivist, and researcher from Galicia. She is Time-Based Media Curatorial Assistant at the Memorial Art Gallery in Rochester, NY and is a Ph.D. candidate in Visual and Cultural Studies at the University of Rochester. She has curated programs for Cinema Camp in Silos minor, Lithuania, The Alternative Film/Video film festival in Belgrade, The Florida Experimental Film/Video Festival (FLEX), Vtape in Toronto, and ULTRAcinema in Xalapa, Mexico. She is a member of the collective screening project On-Film and co-curated with Herb Shellenberger the 2018’ Winter/Spring Flaherty NYC series ‘Common Visions’ at Anthology Film Archives. Her writing has been featured in Walden, Vdrome, Vertical Features, MUBI Notebook, The Brooklyn Rail, Afterimage, Film Quarterly, Little White Lies, and Desistfilm Magazine.
Amber Bemak, currently living in Dallas, is a filmmaker, artist, and educator. Her work is based in experimental and documentary film and also spans performance art and curatorial practice. She has co-directed and produced two feature length documentaries on Tibetan Buddhism, as well as created 15 short experimental and documentary films that have played in numerous festivals internationally. For the past two decades, she has been engaged in a multi-layered exploration of performance and film which uses the body as a sight for socio-political inquiry, engages with text, language, and translation to open up discourse around deeply embedded colonial narratives, and commits to linking the intimate and personal with larger institutional structures.
D'Angelo Madsen Minax works in documentary and hybrid filmmaking formats, narrative cinema, experimental and essay film, sound and music performance, and media installation. His projects explore queer and trans embodiment, chosen and biological structures of kinship, cosmic phenomena, and technologically mediated experiences, and often draw on his history of participation in justice-oriented communities.D'Angelo Madsen's works have screened and/or exhibited at spaces including the European Media Art Festival (Germany), the Ann Arbor Film Festival (MI), the Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Harvard, Yale, The British Film Institute (UK), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston), REDCAT (Los Angeles), and hundreds of LGBT film festivals around the world
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