Disco Deployment Unit: The Sound of Female Desire – Squeaky Wheel Film & Media Art Center

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Disco Deployment Unit: The Sound of Female Desire

October 21, 2016 @ 6:00 pm8:00 pm EDT


Friday, October 21st, 2016
10pm – 12am
@ Squeaky Wheel
$7 General | Free for members or anyone in costume!
Please enter Squeaky Wheel through our office on 617 Main Street

One night only! Join us for a late-night disco party as our Workspace Resident Stella Marrs transforms the Squeaky microcinema into the shiny dance hall of your dreams!

Bringing to the forefront the role female desire has played in the rise of popularity of disco music in the 70s, capping the decade with the Disco Demolition Night at Comiskey Park in Chicago in 1979, Stella Marrs’ Disco Deployment Unit: The Sound of Female Desire mixes multiple projections, and an orgasmic soundtrack, reconfiguring Squeaky Wheel’s micro-cinema via an inflatable mylar dome that will cover the space for the duration of the night.

Take a disco nap, and come over to Squeaky at 10pm to watch and dance through a glittery sexy spectacle!

Stella Marrs is an interdisciplinary artist who creates alternative female narratives and images that circulate in the public sphere. Her work has taken the form of performance, community events, publications, printmaking and video. Her current projects, Big Lady and Disco Deployment Unit, combine large inflatable sculptural forms with multimedia elements and an accompanying social event. She has presented at venues including MIT, Lesley University, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, University of Texas, Austin, California College of the Arts and York University (UK) and her work has been written about in Bust, Venus, Time Out NY, Punk Planet, and L.A. Weekly. She attended The Evergreen State College in Olympia, Washington and received her MFA degree in Visual Studies (Emerging Practices) from University at Buffalo. She currently lives and works in Burlington, VT.


October 21, 2016
6:00 pm– 8:00 pm EDT
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