Pleasure Principles: Bad Asians, Bottomhood, and the Belated Archive
- Organizer: A/P/A Institute at NYU
- Venue: NYU Cantor Film Center, Theater 101
36 East 8th Street
New York, NY 10003 United States
UPDATE: This event is currently sold out. Walk-ins will be seated as capacity allows. If additional tickets are released before Friday, they will be available via the form below.
Curated by Leeroy Kang, A/P/A Institute Visiting Scholar
As a historical, temporal, and aesthetic exploration into queer experimental Asian/Pacific cinema, this event will gather four scholars, curators, and artists whose work addresses the subjects of racialized sexual politics, gender transgression, and the possibilities of pleasure within the queer Asian/Pacific imagination. Eve Oishi (Claremont Graduate University), Nguyen Tan Hoang (University of California, San Diego), and Erica Cho (University of California, San Diego) will screen and discuss moving image works spanning the past several decades to create new modes of speculation within a lineage of artistic practice and political inquiry. Moderated by Gayatri Gopinath (NYU Department of Social & Cultural Analysis).
Cosponsored by the NYU Center for the Study of Gender & Sexuality, NYU Fales Library and Special Collections, Asian Film and Media Initiative in the NYU Department of Cinema Studies, Tisch Initiative for Creative Research, NYU Department of Art and Public Policy, Department of Photography & Imaging at NYU Tisch School of the Arts, and MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival.
Image: Nguyen Tan Hoang, Maybe Never (But I’m Counting the Days), 1996. Video.