Using films Baby Boy (2001) by John Singleton and Moonlight (2016) by Barry Jenkins as cinematic bookends, 'baby boy' is a exhibition curated by Black Radical Imagination that explores the multitudes of Black-American malehood in the 21st century. Posing the questions, How has the stereotypical singularity of Black malehood become a multiplicity that is representative and inclusive of queer folks expanded our ideas of love and liberation? and what can we piece together in highlighting two “golden ages” of Black cinema and what their narratives suggest of the political and cultural state of America? The exhibition features works by:
BRANDON COLEY COX in collaboration with AARON FOWLER, CHRISTOPHER HARRIS, DANIEL T. GAITOR-LOMACK, FINAS TOWNSEND III and JAMILAH SABUR.
'baby boy', is open Tues — Sat, 11am -5pm, 14th NOV — 16 DEC
Preview: Sat 11th Nov @ 7pm
-with a performance by Daniel T. Gaitor-Lomack
Artists' Moving Image Festival 2017 & Transmission After Party: Sat 11th Nov, 9pm — 1am
AMIF and Transmission will be hosting an afterparty upstairs at the Old Hairdressers, with food from Banana Leaf and music from DJ Sarra Wild. All welcome – see you there!
Curator's Talk: Amir George, Fri 24th Nov, 6.30pm
Closing Event Sat 16th Dec @ 7pm
-Pecs Drag Kings, performances from Drag King Cole & Izzy Aman
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Black Radical Imagination is a touring program of visual shorts that delve into the worlds of new media, video art, and experimental narrative. Focusing on new stories within the Diaspora, each artist contributes their own vision of post-modern society through the state of current black culture. An artistic movement and school of thought, Black Radical Imagination focuses on aesthetics of futurism, surrealism, and the magnificent through the context of cinema. BRI is curated by Erin Christovale and Amir George
Access: Transmission is accessible for wheelchair users, with accessible and gender-neutral toilets.
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