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POWERFUL VULNERABLE
Springing from a year-long exploration of vulnerability as creative inspiration in women’s performance and media art works, Aurora Curator Mary Magsamen has selected rarely seen film and video work spanning three generations. Participating artists including Ximena Cuevas, Nina Katchadourian, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, and JooYoung Choi will be in attendance at Thursday and Friday screenings to speak about their work and practice. Finally, Magsamen and Carol Stakenas will co-host a free story circle event for personal on Saturday morning. 
Curator: Mary Magsamen
Media Sponsor: Glasstire
Special thanks to Video Data Bank and Electronic Arts Intermix


 
 
Thursday, September 19 (7:30PM)
MIRRORING
Ximena Cuevas in Attendance
Mirroring focuses on ideas of reflection and vulnerability in artists’ personal works using direct confrontation and their own physical bodies. This program includes short films and videos made between the early-1970s and the present. Mexican performance video artist Ximena Cuevas will be here to speak briefly after the screening.
Program:
Ana Mendieta, Untitled: Silueta Series
Carolee Schneemann, Interior Scroll
Joan Jonas, Left Side Right Side
Barbara Hammer, Vital Signs
Leslie Thornton, X-Tracts
Sadie Benning, If Every Girl Had a Diary
Ximena Cuevas, La Tombola (Raffle)
Kristin Lucas, Cable XCess
Pipilotti Rist, I’m Not A Girl Who Misses Much
Linda Montano, I’m Dying–My Last Performance
Kawita Vatanajyankur, The Scale 2
Elder Sister (Jane Paik), Mountain Song
Michelle Ellsworth, Bottling Your Feelings
Lenora de Barros 
 

Friday, September 20 (7:30PM)
MYTHOS
Nina Katchadourian, Thedra Cullar-Ledford, and JooYoung Choi in Attendance
Mythos looks at artists’ reconstructions of memory, identity, and personal mythologies. This program focusses mostly on contemporary works 2007-19, but begins with Maya Deren's classic film At Land from 1944. Visiting artist Nina Katchadourian and Houston artists Thedra Cullar-Ledford and JooYoung Choi will speak briefly after the screening. 
Program:
Maya Deren, At Land
Kelly Gallagher, Ceallaigh at Kilmainham
Martine Symns, Memory Palace
Lynn Sachs, And Then We Marched
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Bihttoš
Nina Katchadourian, The Recarcassing Ceremony
JooYoung Choi, CS Watson and the Cosmic Womb
Thedra Cullar-Ledford
Trulee Hall, Fertile Blue



Saturday, September 21 (10am-1pm)
STORY CIRCLE
Co-hosted with Carol Stakenas of the Social Practices Art Network
All are invited to talk, listen, and build trust. Using a story circle format, participants in this free and open event will share their experiences and be a part of a larger community that values the power of being vulnerable.


 

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