Thursday 14 March
8 - 9:30 pm
Free admission. Drinks and nibbles provided.
Screening of Latham Zearfoss’s video series, followed by a discussion with Mark Williams, Director of Circuit Aotearoa
For the last decade, Chicago-based artist and organizer Latham Zearfoss has built a multifaceted body of work that unites themes of love, community, family, political legacy, personal agency and collective action. Zearfoss’s poetic and pop-infused videos mine the territory between reason and emotion, public and private action, the extraordinary and the everyday. In HOME MOVIE (2012) cell phone videos of social gatherings and public performances are layered with close-ups of nature life, naked bodies, and domestic interiors to form a kaleidoscopic notion of home as a shared space, a sense of belonging and a site of intimacy. In extrae (2016) shots of cats, unmade beds, and dried flower petals are paired with an irreverent ode to Tyrone Garner, one of the plaintiffs in the 2003 supreme court case that overturned archaic sodomy laws throughout the US. Zearfoss presents a collection of videos spanning over the last decade, including two recent works, Goth Party and White Balance. The 65-minute screening will be followed by a discussion with Latham Zearfoss and Mark Williams, Director of Circuit Aotearoa.
Original text: Amy Beste, 2018.