Queer Disorientations


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These events draw from, are informed by, and engage with disciplines such as gender and sexuality studies, trans* studies, queer theory, media history, and art. The films and videos assembled for these programs explore questions of gender identity, trans* representation, queer world-making, transphobia, homophobia, and heterocentrism. As part of what is now over a 100-year legacy of LGBTQ media activism, a central strand of this work looks to provoke critical thought through directly and inventively engaging with the paradigm of “explicit content.” These programs bring together a rich body of contemporary and historical work by an international constellation of multimedia artists, videomakers, and filmmakers committed to the intersection of queer history, theory and embodiment. Curator Bradford Nordeen is scheduled to be present at all programs.

This partnership is supported through IU Cinema’s Creative Collaborations program.

This series is sponsored by The Media School, Cinema and Media Studies, Center for Documentary Research and Practice, Cultural Studies Program, Department of Gender Studies, College Arts and Humanities Institute, Kinsey Institute, and IU Cinema. Special thanks to Ryan Powell.

Additional Queer Disorientations Events:

Curating Dirty Looks and Presenting the Queer Cinematic Avant-Garde+
April 24 – Tuesday – 4:00 p.m.
Working across genres, from experimental film platform Dirty Looks to international film festivals and fine-art exhibitions, Bradford Nordeen traces a decade of work in curation and publishing with institutions like the MoMA, The Kitchen, and The Broad, as well as alternative spaces, in this lively lecture.
+Lecture takes place in the Franklin Hall Commons in The Media School.
Free, no ticket required. (90 min.)

Hardcore Home Movies (Shorts Program)*
(1989–2001) Various Directors
April 25 – Wednesday – 7:00 p.m.
Hardcore Home Movies is a research project that attempts to track down the fluid exchange of erotic representations amongst queer bodies within the relatively brief queercore (or homocore) movement. Program includes the films The Salivation Army (22 min., 2001, Scott Treleaven) and The Troublemakers (20 min., 1990, G.B. Jones). Contains explicit content.
*Screening takes place in the IU Moving Image Archive Screening Room in the Herman B Wells Library.
Free, but reservations required: http://iub.libcal.com/calendar/screening-room.

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