Light Work’s Urban Video Project is pleased to present a special indoor screening of Marlon said to me, ‘Maria, don’t worry, it’s only a movie’, the latest episode of “secret” TV show The Eyeslicer. This program was guest curated by feminist filmmakers Jennifer Reeder, Kelly Sears, and Lauren Wolkstein in the aftermath of 2017’s revelations about Harvey Weinstein and the subsequent #MeToo movement and serves as a timely meditation on the representation of the gendered body.
Anneka Herre, director of UVP and Instructor in the Department of Transmedia at Syracuse University, will moderate a post-screening conversation on Thursday, November 21, 6 – 8 p.m. Reception follows. FREE & OPEN to the public!
The boundary pushing works in this program include entries that are surreal, darkly humorous, deeply disturbing, eerily enchanting, and certain to leave you invigorated. “Marlon said to me,” unpacks the heavy baggage of cinematic tropes and airs out pop culture’s dirty laundry.
About the Program
Program Run Time: 1 hr. 15 min.
View the full program notes here.
Featuring short films by Kelly Gallagher, Sears, Karissa Hahn, Alli Coates, Reeder, Walter Woodman, Marnie Ellen Hertzler, Nishat Hossain, Wolkstein, Abigail Child, and Akosua Adoma Owusu.
UVP 2019-20: Wayward Bodies
From the earliest days of video, the body has played a central role as a platform for performance and the technologically-mediated exploration of representation, identity, and the metaphysics of presence. Taking inspiration from a conversation between poet Fred Moten and writer Saidiya Hartman exploring their respective concepts of “fugitivity” and “waywardness,” UVP 2019-20: Wayward Bodies, features artists whose work frames the body as a dynamic locus of creative deviation and inventive unruliness defying structures that seek to contain and control it.