From: alvamel (email suppressed)
Date: Tue Feb 13 2007 - 15:06:45 PST
FRIDAY, 18th of FEBRUARY 7:30 pm
Yerba Buena Center for the Arts
701 Mission Street at Third Street
San Francisco Cinematheque presents...
OPPOSITIONAL AND STIGMATIZED
Program One: FORBIDDEN AND TABOO
"We are inundated by ambiguity, allegory, and complexity, by an existential humanism devoid of certainty or illusion. The committed artists of our day, [have] the most nakedly sensitized antenna extended toward our collective secrets." Amos Vogel, Film as a Subversive Art
This is the first program of our four-part series Oppositional an Stigmatized. The artists included in this four-part series illuminate "our collective secrets" with works providing radical challenges to mainstream cinematic modes of presentation, production and representation, cinema that is forbidden, shocking, blasphemous, extremist, defiant.
Program One: FORBIDDEN AND TABOO includes work that breaks erotic taboos, going beyond the acceptable. Barbara Rubin's 1963 "Christmas on Earth" uses double projection of overlapping and orgiastic images to present a document of queer and feminist cinema and assault the aesthetic discourse on contemporary art forms, including performance, expanded cinema and installation. Andy Warhol's "Blow Job" reveals the pleasure of, but not the actual act of sexual gratification. In "Hermes Bird", James Broughton lifts the male member to the sky. Peggy Ahwesh's "The Color of Love" and Tony Wu's "More Intimacy" use sexually explicit images to confront an reveal taboo, veiled worlds. (Caroline Savage and Janis Crystal Lipzin)
$6 Cinematheque Members, Seniors, and Students (w.ID)
For info on FrameWorks, contact Pip Chodorov at <email suppressed>.