MOVING IMAGE | guest programmer: Britany Gunderson | FemFest Video Showcase
Cactus Club Moving Image Series welcomes guest programmer Britany Gunderson who has organized the third Femfest Video Showcase. This year the showcase will be available virtually for one week. The program features film and video work from Milwaukee artists that explore gender and identity through performance, history, and personal storytelling.
RHYTHM AS A GIRL – Sara Sowell (11:35)
RHYTHM AS A GIRL is an experimental essay film that challenges notions of hierarchy between visual, bodily, and spiritual systems used by painters Hilma af Klint and Mark Rothko. af Klint’s notes guide us through the 20th century and the artist’s burgeoning understanding of perception and sensations.
*wednesday, march 03 – Cristina Ossers (0:43)
Pigs at Work – Cece Stocker (3:10)
“Pigs at Work” presents some of the issues women face working in a male-dominated field.
*thursday, january 21 – Cristina Ossers (1:22)
Orange you pissed? – Katie Bedolla (4:00)
A performance on how I have felt throughout the past four years within the U.S. administration. Now more than ever, we need to organize and unite with one another.
*thursday, february 02 – Cristina Ossers (0:57)
Amusia – Grace Mitchell (7:47)
*wednesday, february 03 – Cristina Ossers (0:52)
American Tgirl – Ellen Suhr (15:00)
American Tgirl is a series of sketches interrogating of my transition—the ways I have found peace in my body, gender, and sexuality alongside the uphill battle of self destruction and recreation.
* = each from the series sundays are still sundays by Cristina Ossers The series is a direct response to the pandemic.
FemFest goes Digital with #PortraitsOfFemme
As the length of the Pandemic continues to extend, Riverwest FemFest opts to safely continue it’s unifying mission to empower communities through the celebration of art in the form of digital content. FemFest is a platform for femmes, trans, GNC, women, non-binary and BIPOC, honoring the reclamation of power for those who have been historically excluded from, or not had, creative spaces.
Through collaborative planning & execution with a diverse host of women/femme-identifying & nonbinary leaders in local arts scenes, FemFest will optimize its platform for Women’s History Month with “Portraits of Femme.”
The unique endeavor is set to take place throughout the month of March, with an array of events & creative sharing opportunities rooted in curated & community-based involvement.
other upcoming events:
March 25th, 6 PM CST | Ms. Lotus Fankh is hosting a panel discussion around the topic Impact & Importance of Women in Music. This event will stream live on Facebook from the Ms. Lotus Fankh and the FemFest pages. Join in to listen to members of Women in Music Chicago, Girls Rock MKE, founding members of FemFest, and other women centered organizations discuss the impact and importance of women in music.
March 26th, 5 PM CST | Additionally, the FemFest audience will be encouraged to view the March 26th session of Grace Weber’s Music Lab on Facebook Live, featuring Tiffany Miranda; the founder of Girls Make Beats.