Love Means Taking Action Part One

Love Means Taking Action Part One

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Mixed | 7:30pm, Thursday 26 July | Institute of Modern Art

Presented as a partnership between Queensland Film Festival and the Institute of Modern Art, this free screening, Love Means Taking Action Part One, is the first in a series presenting works that engage with caring, parenting and domestic labour. These films demand justice, to and from the world. These works show caring, make it visible, but also incorporate caring into the production process itself, with the films tracing ways of representing the thought, ethical deliberation and engagement of the practice of caring.

Weight | Kate Davis 2012 | 12 minutes
‘Taking a 1961 BBC documentary about artist Barbara Hepworth as its starting point, Weight explores how televised depictions of creativity have constructed our understanding of artistic production and other forms of labour. Weight re-imagines the value systems that this documentary is predicated upon and proposes an alternative vision.’ – Kate Davis
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Strangely Ordinary This Devotion | Dani Leventhal Restack & Sheila Restack 2017 | 29 minutes
Strangely Ordinary This Devotion is a visceral exploration of feral domesticity, queer desire, and fantasy in a world under the threat of climate change. Utilizing and exploding archetypes, the film offers a radical approach to collaboration and the conception of family. Dani and Sheilah collect and arrange images and moments that are at once peculiar and banal, precious and disturbing, creating resonance and contrast through experimental modes of storytelling.
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Housework | Margaret Salmon 2014 | 6 minutes
Salmon captures the uncanny, beautiful and at times hysterical moments in an alternative domestic cosmos. Highlighting the current state of female domestic roles as well as the status of women in larger society, Housework portrays daily household chores being completed by themselves as a supernatural phenomenon.
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Vivian’s Garden| Rosalind Nashashibi 2017 | 30 minutes
Vivian Suter and her mother Elisabeth Wild are two Swiss / Austrian artists in living in Panajachel, Guatemala, where they have developed a matriarchal compound in an environment that offers both refuge and terror. Elisabeth is in her nineties and Vivian in her sixties and they are as close as maiden sisters. This film takes a close and dreamy look at their artistic, emotional and economic lives amongst their extended household, offering a tender look at an instance of post-colonial complexity.
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Precious | Valérie Massadian 2012 | 4 minutes
Stephen Dwoskin was making his last film.
He knew this time it was the last one, as he was dying.
He asked a few friends to give him something, an image, a sound, a shot, that he would use or not in the editing of his film.
We saw it as a farewell present.

His film, of incredible beauty, is called “AGE IS…”
This was my present to him.
Courtesy of Gaïjin and Valérie Massadian

This is a free screening taking place at the IMA at 7:30pm on the 26th of July.


Unrated 18 +

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