Kiss me, gentlemen - In Pursuit of Realness

Norouzi, Minou. 2015. Kiss me, gentlemen - In Pursuit of Realness. In: "Kiss me, gentlemen - In Pursuit of Realness", UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, Brooklyn, NY, United States, 4 September 2015. [Show/Exhibition]

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Creators: Norouzi, Minou
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The films in this programme dealt with various mechanisms and technologies of entrapment. These included the destitute body, the incarcerated body, the body as a self-replicating system, bodies of soldiers performing military rituals. Documentary strategies in the pursuit of ‘realness’ ranged from injecting humour, inciting horror, following a performative impulse, or straddling precariously on the ethical tightrope of representation. All films pointed powerfully towards the condition of embodied subjects that have become specular, schizoid, internally disjointed.

Featuring works by Walid Raad, Miranda Pennell, Chelsea Knight, Michel Wenzer, Elise Rasmussen amongst others and followed by a discussion with artist Chelsea Knight, curator Minou Norouzi, and Jess Wilcox (Programs Manager of the Elizabeth A. Sackler Center for Feminist Art at the Brooklyn Museum). Supported by Arts Council England.

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Departments, Centres and Research Units: Media, Communications and Cultural Studies
Date range: 4 September 2015
Event Location: UnionDocs Center for Documentary Art, Brooklyn, NY, United States
Item ID: 27241
Date Deposited: 24 Oct 2019 15:56
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2019 15:56


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