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Friday
November 21 2003 10:30 PM
Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Ave. (at 2nd Street)
NYC
(see www.ticketweb.com for tickets, and www.mixnyc.org for full mix schedule)


DILDOS, DRUGS & DROIDS: TECHNOLOGIES OF DESIRE

curated by Szu Burgess & Stephen Kent Jusick

The cyborg is resolutely committed to partiality, irony, intimacy, and perversity. It is oppositional, utopian, and completely without innocence. No longer structured by the polarity of public and private, the cyborg defines a technological polis based partly on a revolution of social relations in the oikos, the household.
Late twentieth-century machines have made thoroughly ambiguous the difference between natural and artificial, mind and body, self-developing and externally designed, and many other distinctions that used to apply to organisms and machines. Our machines are disturbingly lively, and we ourselves frighteningly inert.
A cyborg world might be about lived social and bodily realities in which people are not afraid of their joint kinship with animals and machines, not afraid of permanently partial identities and contradictory standpoints.

—Donna Haraway

From the simplest appliance (say a condom or a butt plug or rubber gloves) to more elaborate gear (electronic dildos, highspeed internet broadcasts), technology has always been part of the ways queers express themselves on the street or in the bedroom. This program demonstrates and investigates the use or fantasy of tools and technology, broadly defined. From the clunky, retro fucking androids in ROBOTTOM, to more austere uses of science fiction to the internet, as a tool to remake, fabricate and impersonate identity, to mechanical aids/prostheses/appendages….or any scientific or medical alteration: these are all within the province of our show. Modern medicine is also full of cyborgs, of couplings between organism and machine, each conceived as coded devices, in an intimacy and with a power: or Andrew Hiller’s 16mm tranny porno shot in the gorgeous decrepitude of Bushwick (is this the only tranny porn on 16mm?). Butch and femme are constructs, and can be enhanced or hidden with the use of items outside the body. Have you ever seen a boy next door type age a little and morph into a bear? It’s all accoutrements, a little pluck here, a little buff and stuff there. This program brings together a mosaic of secrets and strategies, revealing how we can choose to constitute ourselves. And never fear, explicit sex is never far from the screen in this show!
--Szu Burgess and Stephen Kent Jusick



   
 
It Came from Outer Space: Harigata, The Alien Dildo That Turned Women into Sex-Hungry Lesbos
Szu Burgess, 2003, USA, Super8mm,
B&W, sound, 10 min. World Premiere
Lesbian porn and vintage SciFi films!

 
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She Town
Andrew Hiller, 2000/2003, 16mm, color,
sound on CD, 10 min.

The new millennium has brought many changes---it's a new world. A worldruled by dominant, unforgiving women. Men are nothing but mere slaves whosesurvival is in the hands of these merciless rulers!

 
 
 
 
Plastic Spider Thing (excerpt)
Massimo & Pierce, 2003, Switzerland,, video, color, sound, 10 minutes

Plastic Spider Thing is a series of 23 performances / installations carried by European homocore enfants terribles Massimo & Pierce from January 2002 to December 2003 with the collaboration of a bunch of radical artists including british cult band Coil. One of the various aims of the project is the production of a film featuring experts from all the 23 stagings.

 
   
 
Fetish Garden (excerpt)
DraZen and Carmilla Caliban Cock Pierce, 1995, Switzerland, 23 minutes, Super8mm transferred to video.

Originally produced as a background screen projection for the performance Fetish Garden by performance group DerDieDas. Music composed and produced by Daniel Wihler and DerDieDas with additional inspirations by Psychic TV and Derek Jarman.

 
 
 
 
Robottom
Stephen Kent Jusick, 2003, USA, Super8mm, color, sound on CD, 10 min
Recalling the clunky sci-fi of Ultra Man, Dr. Who and Johnny Socko, two sexy mandroids join in battle before conducting experiments in this special triple-projection film.

 
 
 
 
Terra Firma
Hans Process, 2003, USA, Super8mm, color,
sound on CD, 5 min.

A hand-processed, re-photographed and contact-printed neo-Western

 
 
 
 

Punk Ass Kid
Kate Huh, 2003, USA, Super8mm, B&W, sound on CD,
3 min.

An animated self portrait of the artist as an angry youth set against a background of her early collage and xerox art.


 
 
AND Following DILDOS, DRUGS & DROIDS
on Saturday November 22, 2003


THE THOUSAND DREAMS OF DESIRE 2003
10 PM to 2 AM cum ‘n’ go
at
Ann Street Adult Entertainment Center
21 Ann Street (between Broadway & Nassau)
$15 suggested entrance, no one turned away

Want some old skool New York sex, sleaze, sensationalism, and Super-8? Get inon the action at this 10th anniversary of a legendary psychedelic porno happening, courtesy of original New Queer Cinema pioneer James Lyons, who reclaims the dirty bookstore by tuning every peep booth and dark corner into MIX TV, while the dank & dirty basement is transformed into a dance dungeon of delight with classic sexy experimental films presented by Stephen Kent Jusick and the beats of DJ Econ. The store will be open for business, so you can take the fun home with you.