MA (2015) 80 minutes
by Celia Rowlson-Hall
plus Diagrammatics of Radiance (2018) 10 minutes
by Kate Slezak and Alex Adkinson
Screen on Friday, August 10, 2018
presented by Kate Slezak
doors at 7:00pm, film at 7:30pm
August’s Screen will take place at Fresh Oysters Performance Research in Minneapolis.
A reenacted telling of the biblical journey of the Virign Mary, Hall depicts the role of woman in the history of patriarchy. Absent of text and set in the deserts of the southwest, we follow Hall in her journey to salvation and deliverance of the child to save us all.
With minimal censorship on the range of emotions and experiences capable of the body, each frame holds a high-strung tension between Hall’s embodied honesty and precision of visual assemblage. A usage of archetype reminds us of the surreal environment that is familiar reality.
Filled with intensity this film asks us to not forget the violence and captivity that is held/created for the female experience. In her un-telling and all-knowing performance, Hall’s intuitive creativity and ability to construct meaning in image provides a film that re-claims the capability and power of the harmed and shamed body.
**Footage contains imagery of sexual assault, may be triggering**
**breaks will be provided and respected as needed**
Diagrammatics of Radiance
kate slezak and alex adkinson
A short film capturing an experiment of embodied study of intra-action, emergence and refraction between sound, movement, light and material.