Wednesday, December 11, 2019, 7pm
$7 General, $5 Members, free for ArtsAccess pass holders
Jodie Mack’s feature film The Grand Bizarre (2018) investigates recurring patterns and techniques in textile production and consumption in a global economy through a collage of textiles, tourism, language, and music. Join us for a screening of the celebrated film, with an introduction and Q&A with the filmmaker.
Jodie Mack, The Grand Bizarre, 60:30 minutes, 16mm on digital projection, color, sound, 2018
“A postcard from an imploded society. Bringing mundane objects to life to interpret place through materials, The Grand Bizarre transcribes an experience of pattern, labor, and alien[-]nation[s]. A pattern parade in pop music pairs figure and landscape to trip through the topologies of codification. Following components, systems, and samples in a collage of textiles, tourism, language, and music, the film investigates recurring motifs and how their metamorphoses function within a global economy.” – Jodie Mack
This screening is part of Punctures: Textiles in Digital and Material Time. Consisting of three exhibitions and public programs that weave into each other, Punctures features artists who are invested in the intersections and history of textile practices, media art, and critical and liberatory politics, including trans fashion and domesticity; gendered and immigrant labor under global racial capitalism; Gelede women’s commemoration, protest and power as represented in textile work; speculative future-casting through Oglala Lakota knowledge systems, and more. The exhibition features installations by Betty Yu, Cecilia Vicuña, Charlie Best, Eniola Dawodu, Kite, and Sabrina Gschwandtner, performances by Charlie Best, Jodi Lynn Maracle, and Kite, and screenings of work by Jodie Mack, Pat Ferrero, Sabrina Gschwandtner, and Wang Bing. Punctures design by Kelly Walters.