Palace.MIXX showcases contemporary works by queer artists that explore various aspects of queer identity
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Palace.MIXX showcases contemporary works by queer artists that explore how various aspects of queer identity play out within a variety of approaches to experimental cinema – experienced as part of the Queer Dystopian Palace Party. In every work of art, we see traces of its creator (be it an aesthetic or a layer the artist’s creative output embedded into the personality of a character. As the definition of selfhood changes within the context of immersive digital experience and the increase of our identification with these digital mannerisms, so too does the idea of connection evolve and morph. Palace.MIXX is a unique and eclectic selection of queer, experimental film and digital media exploring these ideas of connection and self image.
Mothership: Dickon Bevan, Germany, 4 mins , 2018
A body, having been absorbed with light, undergoes a process of transformation passing through a series of states and examinations.
Jelly Sandwich: Luis Marciliano, USA, 2017, 4 mins
Closing the sandwich and taking a bite. Taking a bite. Taking a a bite against secrets. Swallowing it with the discomfort that causes for other people.
Leg, Arm, Head : Scout Stuart, United kingdom, 2016, 11 mins
A highly controlled dancer moves away from the uniformity and discipline of ballet to explore her own identity
In Deiner Haut: Daniel Hulle, Germany, 2016, 28 mins
In a dystopian future world of surveillance and work, Max isn’t the successful type. To compensate for his isolation, he programmed his very own virtual world, a campy safe haven
Experiments in Light: Jane Castrillon, Canada, 2016, 3 mins
This 16mm short explores light as a meditative state while encouraging the viewer to take a moment to be present within themselves
Impenetrable as Night: Benjamin Rosenthal, USA, 2016 8 mins
Covert mountain-like structures in the fjord reveal themselves to be hybrids of bunker and landscape, and metaphors for the closet
Our Skin: Joao Queiroga, United States 2016, 16 mins
When a sexy chat becomes an intense exchange on race, politics and war, two strangers find out how much they can accept in each other and in themselves
Coming Out: Vijay Patel United Kingdom, 2016 2 mins
This experimental short explores homophobia within the British Indian community from a personal and autobiographical perspective
Happy Valentines Day: Nicky Miller, Germany, 3 mins
Eric recieves a present from Tristan for his Valentine Days!
Urban Sprawl: Kester Urwin, United Kingdom, 2018, 2 mins
A short time lapse of film exploring the pace of modern life and light within the city
Simple Worlds: Jake Lukas, United Kingdom, 2018, 2 mins
An exploration into alien worlds through simple techniques