Racialised and gendered bodies
Les films sont projetés en anglais. Une programmation de films queers.


Heure : 20h00 – 23h00

C/O Berlin
Oranienburgerstrasse 35/36

Films (in English)

Introduction: Aykan Safoğlu

Bodybuilder Study (Pose, Strike, Lift, Carry)
(Rachel Rampleman, 2010) 8 min

This documentary essay about female body-builders consists of archival footage, and celebrates the female body by combining the poetry of bodies in motion with close-ups of athletes in the heat of competition. Rampleman is reluctant to impose interpretations of motives or psychology, and the result can seem opaque, even insistently undramatic.

Tongues Untied
(Marlon Riggs, 1989) 55 min

Blending documentary footage with personal account and fiction, Tongues Untied is an attempt to depict the specificity of black gay identity. In addition to detailing US black gay culture, Riggs discusses the development of his own identity and coping with the deaths of many friends to AIDS.

Looking for Langston
(Isaac Julien, 1989) 52 min

Shot in black and white, Looking for Langston combines authentic archival footage of Harlem in the 1920s with scripted scenes to produce a non-linear impressionistic story celebrating black gay identity and desire during the artistic and cultural period known as the Harlem Renaissance in New York.

(Matthew Barney, 2005) 15 min

Hoist describes the encounter between the ‘Green Man’ and a deforestation Caterpillar truck under which he is suspended. Imagined as the ultimate strap-on, the truck is the physical fetish that allows the expectations of pain, danger and gratification to be transformed into psychosexual prosthetic.

Berlin is extra queer tonight. Film screenings at RACIALISED AND GENDERED BODIES (8pm), a live performance at Stop Your Life Part II (midnight), karaokeparty!!!! at Südblock (all night), and Skylax Release Party presents DJ Sprinkles & Hardrock Striker @ Cookies with Terre Thaemlitz (1:30am)…!
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