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Sexy Wheel: Anti-Valentine's Erotica Show
Friday, February 17 @ 19:00–20:04$10
The Squeaky Wheel will host Sexy Wheel: Anti-Valentine's Erotica Show featuring the following films/performances:
- Anthem (Marlon Riggs, USA 1993, 8 min.) "Marlon Riggs' experimental music video politicizes the homoeroticism of African-American men. With images (sensual, sexual and defiant) and words intended to provoke, Anthem reasserts the 'self-evident right' to life and liberty in an era of pervasive anti-gay, anti-Black backlash and hysterical cultural repression."
- Cipka (Pussy) (Renata Gąsiorowska, Poland 2015, 8 min.) "A young girl spends the evening alone at home. She decides to have some sweet solo pleasure session, but not everything goes according to plan."
- diamonds. (Katiuska Herrand, USA 2013, 1 min.) "how to love a woman, incorrectly [by Katiuska Herrand] There is nothing casual about love, nothing casual about women, or breaking hearts. Every relationship we find ourselves in, the situations and the circumstances, for the effect we have on them this book is written. For the long nights and manic thoughts, unsteady behavior, bad habits, this book is written. For the men, and women, and whoever says there's something in between, that have ever loved a woman, this book is written."
- Desire Pie (Lisa Crafts, USA 1976, 5 min.) "Explicitly and unabashedly erotic, this humorous, fantasy-filled animation is a celebration of the joys of sex, set to a magnetic jazz score. Just under 5 minutes in length, this jubilant artifact from the sexually liberated 70's portrays a couple aided by additional lips, tongues, imaginings, and positions, featuring points of view rarely seen. In addition to all the fun, Desire Pie is also utilized as a teaching aid for women's studies, history of erotic art, sexuality studies and sex therapy."
- Vanilla Sex (Cheryl Dunye, USA 1992, 3 min.) "Is it who you do, or what you do?"
- She Whose Blood Is Clotting In My Underwear (Vika Kirchenbauer, Germany 2016, 3 min.) "Made for the performance project Cool For You, this video follows an artist's research on thermal vision and the enhanced gazes of modern warfare. She uses these technical means to discuss intimacy and the body."
- Do You Want to Go For a Drive? (Kelly Gallagher, USA 2016, 5 min.) "Do You Want to Go for a Drive? is an experimental essay film by Kelly Gallagher, illustrating the importance of consent. The film also explores sexual agency, love, pleasure, mutual desire, violence, vengeance, the moon and the sky. The title, a call and response with the final line of the film ('It's you I really want to drive'), more importantly serves to commence the entire viewing experience with the asking of a question- which is how all sexual encounters should begin, with the asking for consent. — Kelly Gallagher"
- Solitary Acts #6 (Nazlı Dinçel, USA 2015, 11 min.) "This is a feminist critique of the Oedipal complex. The filmmaker recounts an abortion she had in 2009. The aborted child survives and becomes her lover. Her subject is filmed in a private act, complicating what could be an act of the solitary. -Nazlı Dinçel"
- Sense Her (Tara Merenda Nelson, Live Performance, Super 8mm with Live Sound on Record Player, USA, 2011): "Sense Her is a 1970's stag film (Super 8 color) showing a naked woman performing a 'bellydance' with a plastic statue of a man. Before I show the film, I distribute 'censor bars' to the audience; these are made of cardboard rectangles and squares attached to long pieces of wire. I ask the audience to help me 'censor' the film as it plays by blocking out the 'naughty bits'. I also play a record of bellydance music on a record player during the performance."
Join Squeaky Wheel for a chill and fun screening of short films to celebrate everything Hallmark cards are not. From a new Polish animation about an independent and powerful pussy, to sex-ed approved bit of 70s inclusive psychedila, the lineup is flirty, hilarious, scandalous, gnarly (with consent.) Featuring a special Super 8mm performance by visiting artist Tara Merenda Nelson that the audience is welcome to participate in. Why be basic when you can be Sexy. Bring two dates (get three tickets) and get a discount!
[source: Squeaky Wheel Film and Media Art Center website, 2017-Feb-13]