Sunday, December 4, 2005

Promiscuous Cinema

Program 10: Post Future Retro, Performance Works by Women

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Presented in Association with Frameline

Are we Post-Feminism? Is the 1970s fight for gender equality ongoing? Are we moving into an era of Future Feminists, unfettered by constructions of gender? Paired with our LTTR, these recent pieces engage in dialogues of feminism through the varied approaches of practice and performance. Antonia Baehr’s Erika in Amerika looks at the struggle to make a film as a foreigner in the US when one is perceived as a feminist performance artist. Ene Liis Semper’s Oasis and Patty Chang’s Untitled (Eels) mix endurance art with strong statements made visible through montage. Nightshade by Megan Michalak combines the practice of circus arts with an unsettling comment about the formation of identity. Additional works by Miranda July, Ximena Cueves, Dora Garcia. (Maïa Cybelle Carpenter)