Bureau of General Services Queer Division | 208 W 13th St.
Curated by Clara López Menéndez
Monday, July 13 | 7PM
Kajsa Dahlberg, Female Fist, 20 min, HD video, 2006
Dylan Mira, Untitled (Agua Viva), 13min, HD video, 2013
Mariah Garnett, Picaresques, 20min, 16mm transferred to HD video, 2011
Bureau of General Services Queer Division | 208 W 13th Street #210
Your Words Give Me a Headache is a group program that brings together the work of contemporary feminist filmmakers thinking about language, the fluxes between literature and moving image, matters of expression, experience, representation and communication's failure. The films tackle social relationships and unconventional story-telling, ranging from the unlikely relationship between a grown up filmmaker and the infant she's trying to work with in her movie (Garnett), to family's lack of communication mediated by Clarice Lispector's master piece Agua Viva (Mira) and the unfulfilled promise of a feminist, anarchist, queer porn project that can't even be represented on camera by a spokesperson (Dahlberg).
The Bureau of General Services - Queer Division is a queer cultural center, bookstore, and event space hosted by the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City. With the aim to foster a community invested in the values of mindfulness, intellectual curiosity, justice, compassion, and playfulness, The Bureau seeks to excite and educate a self-confident, sex-positive, and supportive queer community by offering books, publications, and art, and by hosting readings, performances, film screenings, book discussion groups, and workshops. We provide local and visiting queers and friends with an open and inclusive space for dialogue and socializing.
Curator: Clara López Menéndez