2
October
18:30
Light House Cinema, Dublin
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aemi @ GAZE: Making & Unmaking

2 October 2022 / 18:30 / Light House Cinema, Dublin
In-person screening and Q&A with aemi, and Marcus Gambrill (Director of Masc.ing, Ireland), and Ryan Harman & Craig Hunter (Directors of FORT, USA)


aemi and GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival are excited to partner together for a third time to present a programme of Irish and international experimental shorts for the festival’s 30th anniversary

Titled ‘Making & Unmaking’, this programme looks at constructs of identity, particularly as they relate to ideas of queerness. These films celebrate the creativity of self-invention, evoking ways in which aspects of our past can be re-made or unmade from the stories we tell or are told of ourselves.

With a focus on a wide variety of experiences of childhood and coming of age, this screening offers reflections on transitions and interior lives made manifest, drawing out compelling relationships between past and future, truth and fiction.

Programmed by aemi (Alice Butler, Daniel Fitzpatrick, Emer Lynch)

Film information

Marcus Gambrill, Masc.ing, 2016, Ireland, 3 minutes
Masc.ing uses a music video format, drawing from 90s MTV aesthetics as well as everyday domestic objects that can be perceived as queer, to explore a transition from boy to man. Director present!

Alejandro Plumb, Angelo, 2022, Plurinational State of Bolivia, 9 minutes
Set in the Andean nation of Bolivia, Angelo focuses on a shoeshine boy who uses the power of his imagination to escape the harsh reality of life on the street. DIRECTOR’S SPOTLIGHT: A small unique masterpiece melding documentary footage with a stylised narrative, stunning colour and visual tableaux. GT

Cat and Éiméar McClay, a body is a body is a body, 2021, Ireland, 12 minutes
Catholicism, witchcraft, and queer desire collide in 3D animated tableaus. In this liminal space, language unfolds; suspended between desire and tradition, tenderness and violence.

Bárbara Lago, Yon, 2021, Argentina, 8 minutes
After finding video material of her childhood, the director reprogrammes her mythology as an infant and reflects on her body traversed by affections, fictions and years. They think about dissident sexualities, the relationship between technology and the human body, language and childhood.

Matthew LaPaglia, From a Spaceless Within, 2021, USA, 20 minutes
Compositing past and future, truth and fiction, From a Spaceless Within approaches the construction and dematerialization of the artist while asking where our intentions take root when we attempt to create anything at all.

Kymberly McDaniel, a story that doesn’t have to do with me, 2021, USA, 7 minutes
As I seek to connect with my partner about their research in bioarchaeology, a conversation emerges about survival and what is left behind after death – Kymberly McDaniel

Krissy Mahan, My Crazy Boxers, 2019, USA, 9 minutes
Suicidal – or just a working class queer caught in the wrong underpants? Pixelated fragments slowly materialise in this powerful and distressing video based on actual meetings with hospital staff while in a psychiatric hospital system.

Vernon Jordan, III, One Magenta Afternoon, 2021, USA, 8 minutes
The lesson is love: when Pop Pop and his grandson, Les, play jazz, they summon six queer spirits and tumble through their memories.

Ryan Harman, Craig Hunter, FORT, 2021, USA, 8 minutes
Two boyfriends wander beaches near New York City, finding shade under crude shelters they build with sheets, rubber bands, and materials (like driftwood) scavenged from the shore. Directors present!

Logo for GAZE International LGBTQ+ Film Festival


Images:

A still from an analogue video of a child skateboarding through a corridor space with stuff on either side. The child has long hair and is wearing tshirt and shorts

Bárbara Lago, Yon, 2021, image courtesy of the artist

A screenshot from a 3D-modelled animation featuring a series of frames and a stained-glass window all depicting the figure of the Virgin Mary surrounded by various Mackintosh-style decorations. The frames are made using a pink material, and the stained-glass window features a gold frame, and is composed of a wide variety of clear and brightly coloured glass. Both the stained-glass window and pink frames are set against a HDRI background featuring a mountainous terrain. Yellow subtitles, which say, “I am born.”, overlay the foreground of the image.

Cat and Éiméar McClay, a body is a body is a body, 2021, image courtesy of the artists

A washed out image taken in green landscape of a Black child reaching out to a Black queer person who is wearing red fishnet sleeves and a cream corset and trousers

Vernon Jordan, III, One Magenta Afternoon, 2021, image courtesy of the artist

An close-up still image from black and white analgue footage of two women being intimate. The image is flanked on either side by bright blue lines

Kymberly McDaniel, a story that doesn't have to do with me, 2021, image courtesy of the artist

Sexy shot of a young white male wearing swimming shorts with a cannabis leaf pattern tries to tie down a red piece of fabric while it blows in the wind

Ryan Harman, Craig Hunter, FORT, 2021, image courtesy of the artists

A colourful image of palm trees blowning the wind, the bright sky and two ornate drinking glasses filled with colourful liquid reflected in a mirror

Marcus Gambrill, Masc.ing, 2016, image courtesy of the artist

Text laid over a pixilated image of green and flesh colours reads 'But that's impossible, right?'

Krissy Mahan, My Crazy Boxers, 2019, image courtesy of the artist

A person dressed similarly to the religious Madonna figure with a gold halo stands over a reclining figure lying on a rock in a dry, sunny landscape

Alejandro Plumb, Angelo, 2022, image courtesy of the artist

A vintage black and white image of a doctor in a white coat standing beside a baby monkey clinging to a larger dummy monkey

Matthew LaPaglia, From a Spaceless Within, 2021, image courtesy of the artist