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Thursday, April 30th
Screening: Cristine Brache
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SCREENING: CHRISTINE BRACHE
THURSDAY, APRIL 30TH
7PM
FREE

Aux Performance Space is pleased to host a screening of videos from artist and poet Cristine Brache. We will be premiering her most recent short film ‘Nekama’ a “virtual world, an infectious model of trans-individual identity and proliferates as such, embodied by self-replicating twin sisters in an impossible archipelago of wasted jungle that is massively undergrown by fungi. To enter, one must take on the face of the twin; to play, one must become many.” ‘ Nekama’ is directed by Brache and was made in collaboration with Piotr Bockowski whose philosophical text comprises the narration. ‘ Nekama’ uses a video game interface alongside an RPG ethos in navigating a surreal narrative about the dispersion and proliferation of identity within a networked consumer game space. In addition to ‘ Nekama’ we will screen earlier videos from the artist, which call attention to Brache’s overarching aesthetic. Brache’s video work paired with her collaged imagery, poetry, and websites illustrate her tuned perspective in fetish. Her videos often deal with identity via objectification honed from the sexual parameters of the internet in terms of the representation and commodification of women, and online advertisements. The videos are comparable to mixed media artist Shana Moulton often starring herself or likeness within a surrealist, green screened landscape while Brache engages ideas about the body, gender and sexuality similar to the video work of Pipilotti Rist. Though her work is unique in her technique that echoes the aesthetic of online consumerist culture, integrating the internet – digital, flash, slick, shiny, plastic, HD.

Please stay after the screening in conversation to discuss the videos in detail. Plenty of chocolate and caramel popcorn for everyone.

Cristine Brache is an artist and poet. Recent exhibitions include her solo show ‘I know the master wasted object’ at Guccivuitton (Miami, FL, USA), ‘All at once, All of the time’ at RMIT Design Hub (Melbourne, AU), and ‘Issue #16 Vital Functions: Preparing Future Sustainable Products & Services’ at Team Titanic (Berlin, DE). Her poetry and artwork have appeared in 3:AM Magazine, E Ratio Postmodern Poetry Journal, and Bluestockings Magazine. She lives and works in London, United Kingdom.

http://cristinebrache.info/

Event:
Screening: Cristine Brache
Start:
April 30, 2015 @ 7:00 pm
End:
April 30, 2015 @ 9:00 pm
Cost:
Free
Venue:
AUX
Phone:
215-238-1236
Address:
319 N 11th Street, Third Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19107 United States
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