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THE JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY IS OFTEN A BUMPY RIDE FOR THE QUEER TRAVELER: An Evening with artist Frédéric Moffet

October 23, 2018 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

THE JOURNEY THROUGH HISTORY IS OFTEN A BUMPY RIDE FOR THE QUEER TRAVELER: An Evening with artist Frédéric Moffet

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The Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival and Experimental Tuesdays at the Union Cinema are thrilled to welcome artist Frédéric Moffet up from Chicago to share a program of his film and video work.

Moffet’s poetic re-understandings of queer spaces, lives, and texts have — beautifully, tenderly — unveiled anew such subjects as Jean Genet; sanctuaries for birds and cruising gay men; a movie star in decline; and communities hazarded for fellow travelers.

Moffet once said:
The task at hand is to research, rethink, and rewrite. In many of my projects, the strategy of choice has been to queer the archive, creating a new, hybridized text that reactivates the past and reframes the present.”

Program details to be announced. Q&A to follow the screening.

The artist’s website here

Pictured: an image from FEVER FREAKS (2017), Moffet’s translation of William S. Burroughs’ CITIES OF THE RED NIGHT (1981) via Pier Paolo Pasolini’s ARABIAN NIGHTS (1974).

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Some facts about Frédéric Moffet, who is currently Chair of the Film, Video, New Media, and Animation Department at the School of the Art Institute of Chicago:
+ Exhibitions: Rotterdam Film Festival; National Center for Contemporary Arts (Moscow); Whitechapel Art Gallery, London; Walker Art Center; Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago; Biennial of Moving Images, Geneva; Microwave, Hong Kong. Publication: Millennium Film Journal.
+ Awards: Canada Council for the Arts; Gus Van Sant Award at Ann Arbor Film festival; Santiago International Short Film Festival; FLEX Film/Video Festival; Iowa City International Documentary Film Festival; Chicago Underground Film Festival; Onion City Film Festival
+ Education: BFA, 1995, Concordia University, Montreal; MFA, 1998, The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.

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Experimental Tuesdays at the Union CInema is a free series unspooling on most Tuesdays throughout the semester that shares contemporary and canonical experimental media. Presented by the UWM Union Cinema and the UWM Department of Film, Video, Animation, and New Genres.

Free and open to all!

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Details

Date:
October 23, 2018
Time:
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM

Organizer

Milwaukee LGBT Film/Video Festival
Email:
lgbtfilm@uwm.edu
Website:
https://uwm.edu/lgbtfilm

Venue

UWM Union Cinema
2nd Level, UWM Student Union, 2200 E. Kenwood Blvd
Milwaukee, United States
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