—–> Tuesday, August 27th, 2013 @ 8:00pm
Work & Discussion with Cassandra Troyan
Featuring the screening of a new film work “A CURE FIT FOR A KING”
A hysterico-environmental thriller set at the edges of capitalism, A CURE FIT FOR A KING, cycles through endless rabbit holes of Midwest despair and absurdity only to find further economic collapse, failure of masculinity, and the ever-present bee plight. This post-utopian rust-belt drama includes a performative introduction via a black magic pollen release as an alchemic return to the native capital of nature, (honey=gold).
Film featuring: Fred Schmidt-Arenales, Paul Somers, and Cassandra Troyan (2013)
Cassandra Troyan is a filmmaker, artist, and writer who lives and works in Chicago, IL. Her work demarcates spaces for experience through the exploration of myths, historical legacies, and cultural influence as a means to re-organizing agency in the disorganization of daily life. As a desirous voyeur who wants to reanimate the most gorgeous impulses in the unlikeliest of places, she works as a trans-historical operator instigating an enlivened meshing of visual cultural in everything from rap culture, Gothic fetishism, 90s music videos, and obscuring the lines between them.
She received her MFA from the University of Chicago and is the author of THRONE OF BLOOD (Solar Luxuriance, 2013) and forthcoming, BLACKEN ME BLACKEN ME, GROWLED (Tiny Hardcore Press, 2013) and has screened, performed or exhibited her work internationally, at the Athens International Film Festival, Athens, OH; One Minute Film Festival, Narrowsburg, NY; Headlands Center for the Arts, Sausalito, CA;Modern Art Oxford, UK; MK Gallery, Milton Keynes, UK; MASS MoCA, North Adams MA; the SMART Museum of Art, Chicago, IL and the Logan Center for the Arts, Chicago, IL. This fall she has an upcoming show with fellow collaborator Ola Ståhl at KRETS in Malmö, Sweden as a continuation of their long-term multi-media project, F I L M.
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