Sunday, February 23, 1997

Stigmata & Pandaemonium

Films by Leslie Asako Gladsjo

San Francisco Art Institute

For those of you who missed Pandaemonium (by Leslie Asako Gladsjo and Richard Curson Smith, 1995) at the last Film Arts Festival, here’s another chance to see this spectacular documentary about artists exploring and exploding the boundary between human body and machine: San Francisco’s own Survival Research Laboratories, David Theirren and his ‘machines for the Inquisition’, Stelarc and his robotic third hand, and more… Accompanying this look at men and their machines will be Asako Gladsjo’s earlier Stigmata-The Transfigured Body on women and their bodies. This visceral look at women who use their own flesh as a tool for personal discovery and to investigate their own unique ideas of pleasure, beauty and identity features writer and tattoo collector Kathy Acker, tatoo artists Cynthia Witkin, Deborah Valentine and Lamar Van Dyke, professional piercer Raelyn Gallina, and others. (Programmed by Irina Leimbacher)

Early Evening Experimental
Feb 23rd, Sunday 5:30 PM
Free Admission

Schmeerguntz (1966) by Gunvor Nelson and Dorothy Wiley, Fuses (1964-7) by Carolee Schneemann and Djune/Idexa (1994) by Salome Milstead