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(DLOnLocation2015) Your Words Give Me a Headache

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(DLOnLocation2015) Your Words Give Me a Headache
July 13, 2015 7:00 PM
July 13, 2015 10:00 PM
Dirty Looks
July 6, 2015
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division @ The Center
212 620 7310 ext. 300
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208 West 13th Street, Room 210, New York, NY, 10011, United States
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Kajsa Dahlberg, Female Fist, 20 min, HD video, 2006
Dylan Mira, Untitled (Agua Viva), 13 min, HD video, 2013
Mariah Garnett, Picaresques, 20 min, 16mm transferred to HD video, 2011
Your Words Give Me A Headache is a group program that brings together the work of contemporary feminist filmmakers thinking about language, the fluxes between literature and moving image, matters of expression, experience, representation and communication’s failure. The films tackle social relationships and unconventional story-telling, ranging from the unlike relationship between a grown up filmmaker and the infant she’s trying to work with in her movie (Garnett), to family’s lack of communication mediated by Clarice Lispector’s master piece Agua Viva (Mira) and the unfulfilled promise of a feminist, anarchist, queer porn project that can’t even be represented on camera by a spokesperson (Dahlberg).


Curator: Clara López Ménendez


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Dirty Looks: On Location is a series of queer intervention in New York City spaces. Over the course of July, artist film and video will appear in these queer social spaces and former sites of queer sociality (like shuttered bars, bathhouses, and former meeting zones). A new piece, a different setting on each night of July. The summer in New York is hot, sticky and social. Installing moving image works around the city in bars, centers and “haunted” venues allows for the free flow of viewers to engage and celebrate with work, in evening events that commemorate contemporary moving-image production and its precedents in queer culture.

Click here for a complete listing of Dirty Looks: On Location, July 1-31, 2015