Alicia Eler

Post image for Twenty Years Later, Returning to a Pioneering Black Lesbian Film

It’s the 1990s when a young, ambitious filmmaker goes on the hunt for “the Watermelon Woman,” a black actress who played mostly mammy roles in 1930s and ’40s Hollywood films.

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Post image for A Filmmaker Probes the Magic and Madness of Female Adolescence

LOS ANGELES — As a woman who was once a teenage girl, I have a certain fondness for any filmic or visual art that harkens back to that time of intense, unbridled feelings, awkward physical changes, and sexual desires running wild ’n free.

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Post image for Supercharged Sex and Corporate Control in a Queer Erotic Novel

In My Wet Hot Drone Summer, anti-surveillance activists defeating corporate overlords is strangely sexy.

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Post image for Inhabiting Other People’s Recorded Memories

The group exhibition Memory Burn at bitforms gallery, curated by Chris Romero, explores the devices we use to record our lives as we confront mortality and death.

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Post image for Breathing Life into a High-Tech, Glowing Sphere

Back in the late ’90s, I considered going to raves.

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Post image for From Cum Shots to Orgasmic GIFs, a Playful Take on Virtual Sex

Faith Holland’s show TECHNOPHILIA at Transfer Gallery left me wanting more, kind of like I imagine a good dick pic would.

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Post image for California Artists Address Coast-to-Coast Political Struggles

What goes West must always return East because New York is still the center of the American art market.

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Post image for Performance Artists Use Stand-Up Tropes, but Not For Laughs

LOS ANGELES — There’s nothing funny about art. Writing art criticism is a serious endeavor. But at some point, the performance of professionalism in the art world just started to feel like one big joke.

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Post image for An Aquatic Video Performance Immerses Us in the California Drought

LOS ANGELES — Imagine that you are trying to get dressed underwater but every time you lift your arms the water you’re wading through pulls them back down.

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Post image for Your Art Entertainment Experience Is Here!

MONTRÉAL — In the 24/7 news cycle of BuzzFeed, the Huffington Post, and every other “content producer” on the internet, there is a fine line between news and entertainment.

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