20 januari


co-presented by Images Festival

Excellent Suits is een gastprogramma gecureerd door Steffanie Ling (artistiek directeur van Images Festival, Toronto). De naam
van het programma deze avond ontleent zich uit een interview met videokunstenaar Maureen Bradley in Lorna Boschmans documentaire Boy Girl (1999), waarin ze drie perspectieven geeft op het androgyne leven. In de film sprak Bradley over haar flucturerende modegevoel in haar jeugd toen ze in een band optrad als een mod femme en kringloopwinkels bezocht en 'get these really excellent suits'. Vertrekkend vanuit het eufemisme 'adamskostuum' om te verwijzen naar het naakte lichaam, tonen de werken in dit programma manieren van dat zo’n kostuum altijd kan worden aangeraakt, weerlegd en op maat gemaakt.

Excellent Suits is a guest program by Steffanie Ling (Artistic Director of Images Festival, Toronto, CA). The title of this program is pulled from Lorna Boschman’s interview with video artist Maureen Bradley in her documentary Boy Girl (1999) which offers three perspectives on androgynous life. In the film, Bradley spoke about her fluctuating fashion sense in her youth when she performed in a band as a mod femme and excavate thrift stores and “get these really excellent suits.” In selecting the works in this program, Ling considered the euphemism for a naked body, a birthday suit, and works that present ways that such a suit can be touched, refuted, and tailored — to be in one’s most excellent suit.

Boschmann’s video was included in Tape 2 of New Queer Acquisitions 1999 sent from Canadian distributor Video Out. Prior to Images Festival, Ling worked as an Events + Exhibitions Curator at VIVO Media Arts Centre in Vancouver, Canada, the organization that houses and founded Video Out in 1980.

Maandag 20 januari, 19:00


Excellent Suits

Various directors | 1991 | 60’ | EN subs

Boy Girl

Lorna Boschman | 1999 | Canada | 14’ | digital

Three people discussing their gender identity and ambiguity: one who alternated gender costumes while performing in a rock band, another who is often publicly challenged because she looks masculine and a third who modeled based on her androgynous appearance. Featuring interviews with Maureen Bradley, Sheila Gilhooly and Andrea Fatona.


Wrik Mead | 1987 | Canada | 3’ | 16mm

When you wake up and you have so much to do that you just want to go back to bed. The illusion created by shooting the entire film in reverse emphasizes the entire cycle of life.


Daniel Cardinal McCartney | 2019 | Canada | 4’ | DCP

The third work in “Mothering Myself” — a series of nine performances for video.

The Kiss

Eva Stefani | 2007 | Greece | 4’ | DCP

Two women kiss to sounds of a song by Poly Panou.


Eva Stefani | 2001 | Greece | 26’ | DCP

The film explores the significance of Greece’s national symbol, the Acropolis, in the creation of national identity and collective memory. Likening the “sacred rock” to the female body, the film attempts to make a comment on the timeless exploitation of the monument, while exploring the relation of History to pornography. —Thessaloniki Film Festival

Itinerary of Surfaces

Carl Elsaesser | 2020 | USA | 8’ | DCP

What I am//What you are//salt and sweat on my tongue. A love letter of domestic imagination. The habits and musings of the ordinary in a remote location. A year of rain and other fluids. Contentment is a difficult emotion. —Carl Elsaesser

Toegang 5 euro.
We accepteren ook de Cinevillepas.
Reserveren is niet mogelijk. Kaartjes kunnen vanaf een half uur voor aanvang aan de bar gekocht worden.

Entrance 5 euros.
We also accept the Cineville card.
It's not possible to make reservations. Tickets can be bought at the bar, half an hour before the film starts.