Notre corps est une arme, Clarisse Hahn, 2012

Our Bodies Your Selves

Counter Cinema/Counter Media
Thursday, February 7, 2013 - 5:00pm

Note location: Cobb 307

Four recent works that perform gender and resistance: from sex-play critique to gender outlaws, from hunger strikes to the reconstitution of an archived martyr. Curated by film and video maker Jason Livingston.

Love It or Leave It
(Dara Greenwald and Bettina Escauriza, 2007, video, 7min)

(Tara Mateik, 2003, BetaSP, 12.5min)

Notre corps est une arme – PRISONS
(Clarisse Hahn, 2012, video, 12min)

(Duncan Cambell, 2008, Digibeta, 37min)

Jason Livingston is a film and video maker from Upstate New York. His work has been programmed at many festivals and venues, including the Rotterdam International Film Festival, Anthology Film Archives, the Austrian Film Museum, the Margaret Mead Film Festival, and Ann Arbor. He is a recipient of a New York State Council of the Arts Individual Artist Grant for his work-in-progress, INTERSTATE, a long-form video essay about video collectives, the Socialist Workers Party, the Onondaga Nation, family history, political economy and disco. In addition to making moving images, he has worked in film exhibition, most notably with THAW in the late 1990s and with Cornell Cinema from 2002 - 2004. He occasionally writes about cinema for such publications as Afterimage and The Brooklyn Rail.

Counter Cinema/Counter Media Series
What is the visual language of opposition? Does the form of resistance matter today? The Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality's Counter Cinema/Counter Media Project focuses on film and media practices that use form to resist and "counter" dominant film and media outlets, platforms, and traditions. In 2013, the Project will mount a series of talks and screenings curated by project director Jennifer Wild (Assistant Professor, CMS), and international film programmers, makers, collectives, and critics.