New Visions from the Queer Avant-Garde, a film screening/exhibit and discussion with curator, Malic Amalya
Screening 1:30-3:00 pm; Discussion with Malic 3-4:30 pm
From the depths of the underground emerge new films that defy standards of narrative cinema and normative desires. From stunning 16mm to video performance, these films deploy campy debauchery and sensual studies in light and texture to map trajectories of the indeterminable, the transitional, and the liminal. Placing queer bodies in front of the camera, these films ruminate on representation in pop culture, state surveillance, and memory, while also making claims to public space, fantasy, and legacy.
Malic Amalya is a queercore experimental filmmaker and curator. His films have screened widely, including in MIX NYC, the Crossroads Film Festival at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, and the TIE Cinema Exhibition in Montreal and Milwaukee. Malic curates for the Seattle Lesbian and Gay Film Festival, and has presented films at the Harry Hay conference in NYC. Malic holds an MFA from the University of Illinois at Chicago and is currently working towards an MA in Theory and History of Contemporary Art at the San Francisco Art Institute. Originally from Burlington, Vermont, Malic currently lives in Oakland, California with his two rabbits. Visit www.malicamalya.com.