Shots are too long, obsolete mediums are rediscovered, taboos are broken and narrative conventions are discarded. Examining challenges to success narratives and the conformist status quo, this panel explores the link between experimentation and failure in queer screen work. Cutting edge artists and emerging academics will start with the question: "Do these people know how to make films?"
This panel is part of the Festival's WILDINGS sidebar of boundary-pushing moving image, with a focus on a fresh wave of queer and feminist moving image artists and researchers, including international and interstate guests.
The panel includes: Bhenji Ra and Justin Shoulder - known for ground-breaking queer cross–cultural video art / performance in their collaboration as Club Ate (currently at ACMI for ASIA TOPA); Imogen Heath - co-founded Berlin’s Now Moment Now collective of moving image makers, whose remarkable range of work traverses experiments in music video, porn, video art and dance; Atong Atem - whose work explores postcolonial practices and the politics of looking and being looked at; and Felicity Ford who researches into contemporary cinema and disruptions to cinematic form that operate as challenges to dominant power structures related to race, gender, sexuality, ability.