July 14-16, 2022, held at Mal Seh’n Kino and Goethe University, Frankfurt.
An international conference organized by the Department of Theater, Film, and Media Studies at Goethe University Frankfurt, in collaboration with Mal Seh’n Kino, the Städelschule and the Film Studies Program at the Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz.
Conference organizers: Josefine Hetterich, Marc Siegel, and Vinzenz Hediger.
The event will combine screenings of Carlomusto’s work and other queer video artists from the 1980s to the present with a number of roundtables of artists, activists and scholars who will speak to queer archives and historiographies, video activism and the revisitation of historical material of the AIDS crisis in art, activist scenes and popular culture.
Public event, no registration necessary
Thursday, July 14th 2022, Mal Seh’n Kino
Adlerflychtstraße 6, 60318 Frankfurt am Main
18:00-18:30 Introduction by Josefine Hetterich & Marc Siegel
18:30-20:00 Screening: Esther Newton Made Me Gay (Jean Carlomusto, 2022)
20:00-20:30 Conversation with Jean Carlomusto
Friday, July 15th 2022, Goethe University, Renate von Metzler-Saal, Casino 1.801
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 2, 60323 Frankfurt am Main
9:00-09:30 Coffee & Registration
Roundtable 1: A Desire for History
09:30-10:00 Screening: L Is For the Way You Look (Jean Carlomusto, 1991), K.I.P. (Nguyen Tan Hoang, 2002), I Remember Dancing (Nguyen Tan Hoang, 2019)
10:00-11:30 Heather Love & Nguyen Tan Hoang in conversation, moderated by Josefine Hetterich
Roundtable 2: AIDS Crisis Revisitation
12:30-13:00 Screening: Like A Prayer (DIVA TV, 1990), ACT UP 1989-2019 (Jean Carlomusto, 2019)
13:00-14:30 Alexandra Juhasz & Chris Tedjasukmana in conversation, moderated by Sarah Horn
14:30-15:00 Coffee Break
15:00-16:00 Screening: Shatzi Is Dying (Jean Carlomusto, 2000)
16:00-17:00 Conversation with Jean Carlomusto, moderated by Josefine Hetterich, Sarah Horn & Sophie Holzberger
Saturday, July 16th 2022, Goethe University, Renate von Metzler-Saal, Casino 1.801
Theodor-W.-Adorno-Platz 2, 60323 Frankfurt am MainFor more information on this project, please refer to the project page or view the pdf version of the programme
Roundtable 3: Drag, Mourning & Militancy
10:00-11:00 Screening: Marta: Portrait of a Teen Activist (Matt Ebert & Ryan Landry, 1990), Liberaceón (Chris E. Vargas, 2011), Homotopia (Chris Vargas & Eric A. Stanley, 2007)
11:00-12:30 Chris E. Vargas & Marc Siegel in conversation, moderated by Maja Figge
Roundtable 4: AIDS Activist and Queer Video Archives
14:00-14:30 Screening Excerpts from the ACT UP Oral History Project: Excerpt from Compromised Immunity (Phillip Timmins, 1987), Cock Crazy or Scared Stiff (Sunil Gupta, 1991), Excerpt from POUT (1992)
14:30-16:00 Jim Hubbard, Jean Carlomusto & Ed Webb-Ingall in conversation, moderated by Sophie Holzberger
16:00-16:30 Coffee Break
16:30-18:00 Throughlines, moderated by Josefine Hetterich & Marc Siegel
This event is made possible through the generous support of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft and the hessische Film- und Medienakademie.