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Body as Playground, Body as Battleground: Sexuality and the Female Gaze

Body as Playground, Body as Battleground: Sexuality and the Female Gaze

October 15 @ 7:00 pm

Organized and curated by Tessa Hughes-Freeland with co-curator Johanna St Michaels

Howl! Happening is pleased to present Body as Playground, Body as Battleground: Sexuality and the Female Gaze; a selection of films chosen by Tessa Hughes-Freeland and Johanna St Michaels depicting varied interpretations of sexuality and the body through the eyes of female filmmakers (60 min.)  The evening continues with a panel discussion and short performance by St Michaels, Spilled Milk, about the consequences of beauty—beauty as commodity, bodily maturity, and female sexuality. 

St Michaels and Hughes-Freeland will be part of the panel discussion, as well as MM Serra, filmmaker and director of the New American Cinema Group aka Film-Makers’ Cooperative, New York City. This event is the continuation of an exhibition co-curated by Hughes-Freeland and St Michaels in Gothenburg, Sweden, in February 2020. 

Extending from the time of the 60s sexual revolution to the current decade, the films illustrate how an array of aspects of sexuality is represented in different forms and cinematic styles by women filmmakers including MM Serra, Beth B, Barbara Hammer, Carolee Schneemann, Gunvor Nelson, Johanna St Michaels, Maria Beatty, and Tessa Hughes-Freeland. 

About Tessa Hughes-Freeland

About Johanna St Michaels

About MM Serra

This program is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps.

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