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It’s a disappointing, but not surprising, reality that the field of animation — like the related fields of tech, art, and cinema — are largely dominated by men, despite the fact that the majority of animation students are women. To highlight the work of female and feminist-identified animators, the Association of Hysteric Curators has organized the Soft Bytes animation festival, featuring the work of dozens of artists.
According to event organizer Eugenia Barbuc, the AHC was “inspired by [cyberfeminist media arts collective] VNS Matrix, Saturday morning cartoons and radically inclusive feminist spaces like Micol Hebron’s Situation Room.” The aim, according to Barbuc, is to take an intersectional approach with a diversity of voices. To this end, the festival put out an open call for work by feminist-identified artists, specifying a “one-minute format to democratize the medium,” Barbuc said. Alongside these submissions, Soft Bytes will include work from ECF Art Centers and Creative Growth, organizations that serve children and adults with special needs and developmental disabilities. The festival has also curated an installation by the Feminist Pornographic Collective Consciousness, which will feature an augmented reality zine that explores sexuality through an intersectional lens focusing on people of color, the LGBTQAI community, and those with disabilities.
When: Saturday, May 19, 7:30pm
Where: Tiger Strikes Asteroid (Bendix Building, 1206 Maple Avenue, #523, Dowtown, Los Angeles)
More info at Association of Hysteric Curators.
Every utopia is a social experiment, the artist suggests in this commission for the Performa performance art biennial, and we’re ultimately the guinea pigs.
“You can’t live in a house that’s built upon your back.” This is one of the more memorable phrases spoken by the scripted lovers of Tschabalala Self’s Sounding Board, what Performa describes in its promotional materials as an “experimental play.” That phrase, uttered by one romantic partner to the other, operates as guidance, warning, dictate,…
Two K-12 art teachers will each receive a $1,000 cash gift and an additional $500 to put toward classroom art supplies. Nominations are due October 31.
A commitment to trans subjects, and their queer communities, is manifested as a holding environment made approachable by our concern, grounded in intimacy and legacy, enfolding any viewer who will stop, listen, and receive love.
Todd Chandler’s documentary Bulletproof looks at the many people monetizing the societal rot of school shootings.
In Philadelphia, a series of solo shows delves into the interdisciplinary practices of graduates whose work explores identity, familial bonds, political constructs, and nature’s fragility.
On November 14, join Columbia University School of the Arts for virtual information sessions with the program chair, faculty, and staff.
The artists released the risograph-printed booklet series Organizing Power to assist in the arduous process of assembling a bargaining unit and negotiating.
From 1963 through 1968, Warhol produced nearly 650 films, including hundreds of Screen Tests and dozens of full-length movies.
Melvin Edwards, Maren Hassinger, and Alison Saar are among the artists kicking off the Destination Crenshaw initiative.