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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016 8:00pm
Lily Benson & Julia Pelta Feldman
Buttery Coldness
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Expand your mind control and seduction skills during an evening of Enhanced Socializing, a life-altering workshop lead by Julia Pelta Feldman, followed by a sneak-peek screening of Lily Benson’s much anticipated film, Buttery Coldness.

Buttery Coldness is a biopic on the Danish margarine factory owner, Poul Thorsen (1884-1962), who used his fortune to publish instruction manuals on how to use hypnosis techniques for seducing and controlling women. Scandinavian men act as mediums; resurrecting Thorsen’s words, live translating them aloud to an invisible woman. The film is full of surprising discoveries and personal confessions- all surprisingly parallel to the history of margarine.

This collaboration began at Room in Board (Brooklyn, NY).

Lily Benson is an American filmmaker and visual artist. Her work examines feminist history and reconstructs it into new narrative forms. She is best known for co-directing Filmballad of Mamadada, a feature-length biopic on Elsa von Freytag-Loringhoven. She recently completed a residency at Fabrikken for Konst og Design in Copenhagen and received a BFA from The Cooper Union in NYC and an MFA from Malmö Art Academy in Sweden. Her work has been presented internationally, at venues including Nicolai Wallner Gallery, Malmö Art Museum, CPH:DOX, and Rotterdam International Film Festival.

Julia Pelta Feldman is the founder of the Institute for Enhanced Socializing and an advanced Socializist. She is also a PhD candidate at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, where her research focuses on American and European art post-WWII, particularly New York in the 1970s. She has previously worked as archivist at The Museum of Modern Art, New York, and as curatorial assistant at NYU’s Grey Art Gallery. Currently, she is a Joan Tisch Teaching Fellow at the Whitney Museum of American Art and is founding director of Room & Board, an artists’ residency and salon in Williamsburg, Brooklyn.

Buttery Coldness
June 23, 2016 @ 8:00 pm
June 23, 2016 @ 10:00 pm
$7 – $10
Vox Populi
Vox Populi
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States