Events This Week

Thu. 25 Aug.  Time-Slip Film Screenings 18.30 – 21.30 Introduced by Stephanie Moran. Free, all welcome.

18.30 – 18.50 Shorts (in the spirit of F. Percy Smith):

  1. Secrets of Nature – In All His Glory (1931) 10.14 minutes
  2. Secrets of Nature – Abnormal Methods of Nutrition (1931 – 1939) 10.27 minutes. These British instructional films reveal the microscopic, cosmicly science-fictional natural world up-close.  Time-lapse opening flowers, slow-motion bees and pollen, and inter-species reproduction and feeding methods; weirdly Christian title belied by tongues in flowers, bees raising eyebrows, and the depiction of the “severe specialisation in chance”. Time-lapse time-slip vegetable beings: cannibal plants, necromantic saprophyte fungi, the survival tactics of feeble radicals and predation’s monstrousness. [Break]

19.00 – 19.30
Orphan Drift, You Its Eyes 94-13
, edit by Mer Maggie Roberts (2013) 31 minutes
Cyberfeminist hive-mind collective 0rphan Drift’s radical experimentation with subjectivity through the avatar 0D. Female becoming AI monstrous desiring liquidity; remixed rave-inspired works from the mid to late 1990s. Accompanied by audio from 0D’s Ocosi, Surface and Sadist, and by sound made for the 0D/CCRU “Syzygy” collaboration in 1999, remixed by CCRU’s Kode9, this screening is a hallucinogenic immersive experience, a meditation on rave, techno culture, and its posthuman potentialities.

20.00 – 21.15 Shu Lea Cheang, Fresh Kill (1994) 78 minutes

Cyberfeminist artist Shu Lea Cheang’s experimental film portrays a dystopian biocolonial New York in the 90’s, conflating environmental and media racism, the politics of ‘toxic waste and garbage TV’; representing race and kinship, lesbian parenting and cyberhackers.
Beer and wine available at the bar.

Fri. 26 Aug. 12.00 – 18.00  INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU open to Public

18.00 – 19.30 An open conversation on the question: what might decolonizing thought look like?” facilitated by Randy Lee Cutler

Sat 27 Aug. 12.00 – 18.00 INVESTIGATIONS BUREAU open to Public

Sun 28 Aug 16.30 – 18.00 Informal gathering – drinks and conversation around themes of the project: Philip K Dick, cannibal metaphysics, colonization/decolonisation, ecology and biocolonialism, sci-fi and mythopoeisis, at Khan Lee’s field house residency at second beach in Stanley Park.

The field house is on the 2nd floor of the concession/public washroom building. Entrance at the back of the building through the gate. We have a sandwich board for the posting. All welcome.


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