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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


 
NOTE: Due to bad weather, this screening (originally schedueld for Thursday night) will now be Saturday night at 7:30PM. Visiting artist Ximena Cuevas will still be here for the event.
Saturday, September 21 (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:
Sadie Benning, If Every Girl Had a Diary
Ana Mendieta, Untitled: Silueta Series
Carolee Schneemann, Interior Scroll
Joan Jonas, Left Side Right Side
Barbara Hammer, Vital Signs
Leslie Thornton, X-Tracts
Ximena Cuevas, La Tombola (Raffle)
Ximena Cuevas,
Contemporary Artist
Kristin Lucas, Cable XCess
Pipilotti Rist, I’m Not A Girl Who Misses Much
Jane Paik, Mountain Song
Linda Montano, I’m Dying–My Last Performance
Lenora de Barros, Alvos (Targets)
Lenora de Barros, Ela Nao Quer Ver (She Doesn't Want To See) 
Kawita Vatanajyankur, The Scale 2
Michelle Ellsworth, Bottling Your Feelings
 

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
Elle-Máijá Tailfeathers, Bihttoš
Akosua Adoma Owusu, Intermittent Delight
Thedra Cullar-Ledford, Kickin' Boobs and Namin' Names
Lynne Sachs, And Then We Marched
Nina Katchadourian, The Recarcassing Ceremony
Martine Syms, She Mad: Laughing Gas
JooYoung Choi, Journey Vision 5000 Remix – Hold Me Close Edition
Trulee Hall, Fertile Blue


Saturday, September 21 (10am-1pm)
STORY CIRCLE
Free Admission
Co-hosted with Carol Stakenas of the Social Practices Art Network (SPAN)
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.


This project is generously supported by Stardust Fund and members of Aurora Picture Show's Artist Project Circle: Brad and Leslie Bucher, Jereann Chaney, and Christopher Scott and Cody Fitzsimmons.

Series Media Sponsor Glasstire is the oldest online-only art publication in the country. They have been proudly promoting the visual arts in Texas to a local, regional and national audience since 2001, and are the journal of record for the Texas visual art community. In addition to publishing reviews, interviews, essays, videos, and podcasts, Glasstire publishes daily news reports covering art happenings in Texas. The website also hosts regional event listings and a robust classifieds section, which features open calls, job listings, residency and grant opportunities, and more. 
 

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