SHORTS: SHE EXPERIMENTS

Take a break from Normal with a slate of unusual shorts that play, scratch, and explode what takes place in the frame. Ground beef insurrections, nail polish on celluloid, internet imaginations, and whipsmart women throw down creative subversions.

In this program


First

Directed by Daniel Chew, Micaela Durand

A trip that gives that peculiar internet feeling… without the internet. Follow the bored desires of a teen girl / avatar / white rabbit, in an inventive mix of real life, DMs, and audio.

Sworded Love

Directed by Tina Takemoto

Painstaking scraping and nail polish transform a wuxia fight from an abandoned reel of celluloid into fleeting homoerotic desire, making the desire hotter and the violence even more visceral.

Détourning Asia/America with Valerie Soe

Directed by Mila Zuo

Eavesdrop on this snappy video chat between artists Valerie Soe and Mila Zuo as they discuss radical appropriations of popular culture and subversion, while visual firecrackers explode all around.

PINK SLIME CAESAR SHIFT: Proposal 2

Directed by Jen Liu

A speculative proposal to solve meat shortage and labor exploitation in South China: secretly inject labor activism documents into synthetic meat, spread wide via food distribution systems.

Snakeskin

Directed by Grace Zhang

A young girl’s stress from her parent’s financial situation emerges as a horrible skin condition.

Dates & Times
Past