First show: June 02

A collection of outlier artists. Featuring punishingly beautiful bones, Queer fat photography, an infamous street installation, a Butoh music video, a mysterious artifact investigation, and a tuba success story.

Bodies Like Oceans (13min) Dir. Kat Cory

A dreamy portrait of photographer Shoog McDaniel, a self-described queer fat freak, whose work with fat bodies in nature transgresses reality.

Bones (4min) Dir. Paul Burke

An artist carves a piece of marble and contemplates the personal cost of bringing his work to life.

Butoh Dance – Conan Amok (5min) Dir. James Latimer

A journey through the character and mind of Conan Amok, a contemporary Butoh dancer who takes his traditional Japanese art and personal philosophy onto the neon and gritty streets of Shibuya, Tokyo.

For Your Consideration (20min) Dir. Patrick Green

A pop culture provocateur and Naked Trump sculptor team up to take down Harvey Weinstein, creating a statue of the disgraced movie producer that goes viral and incites further conversation.

Love Letters to Death (15min) Dir. Simon Ray

A personal, poetical journey reflecting on mystery and mortality as a response to the encounter with a mysterious collection of tiny wooden coffins discovered in a cave on an extinct volcano in Edinburgh 200 years ago.

R.A.W. Tuba (30min) Dir. Darren Durlach and David Larson

This film is about a Baltimore child who experienced intermittent homelessness but went on to become a world-class symphony musician and professor. As a child, Richard Antoine White (R.A.W.) slept wherever he could, sometimes in abandoned rowhomes where he was chewed on by rats during his sleep. Now in his 40s, he still has the scars across his abdomen. But despite enormous challenges, he went on to become the first African American in the world to receive a Doctorate in Music for Tuba Performance (D.M. not to be confused with the less rare D.M.A.), and not just from anywhere, from one of the most prestigious music programs in the US. Richard is now not only a tenured professor at the University of New Mexico, but he’s also the principal tubist of the New Mexico Philharmonic, which is in and of itself an Olympian-level accomplishment.


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