A platform for filmmakers, musicians and artists to develop alternative modes of storytelling in familiar mediums.
Melbourne (Nov 28, 2019)
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This event takes place on stolen Wurundjeri land. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people as first sovereign owners of this unceded country. We pay our respects to their
This event takes place on stolen Wurundjeri land. We acknowledge Aboriginal and Torres Straight Islander people as first sovereign owners of this unceded country. We pay our respects to their Elders, past, present and emerging.
Please join us on the last Friday of August at Flowers Cinema, 241 Nicholson Street, Brunswick East for a one night only showcase of short cinema curated by rebellious and resourceful Sydney duo Garden Reflexxx.
In their own words,
“The works connect with queer ghosts that linger within and around us. Chasing epiphanies to process the fear and loathing that hangs heavy over the Harbour City.”
In response to this film program, Melbourne-based artist Diego Ramirez will be performing.
In their own words,
“A sudden thought crossed my mind, “I bet their Instagram has a lot of pictures of plants”. I still don’t know your handle but something along the lines of @thetastemaker feels right. I diverged slightly and imagined myself as your psychologist, telling you to try bungee jumping: “life is about new experiences”. The truth is I was speculating on the kind of sounds you make during sex, perhaps you’re deceivingly perverted or a bit scary. I don’t know anything about astrology but my guess is that you’re an Aquarius because I say so; your Mars is surely on Saturn return and something stereotypically tragic is going on in your life—I don’t know, lower back pain? The reality is, I was bored and my mind went somewhere else. If this was a white cube version of Tinder, I’d have swiped left like, a hundred art movements ago. We wouldn’t have made it to Impressionism, let alone Cubism. You’re ‘nice’ but I rather have dinner with your cousin who manages insurance claims and denies global warming because at least, they make me laugh.”
ENTRY IS FREE
BAR IS CA$H
Flowers 241 has a small (85mm) step at the front entrance. Bathroom amenities can only be accessed by staircase. There are accessible bathrooms located at the Lomond Hotel (50m south). Please contact the event organisers for specific access questions and any further details.
GARDEN REFLEXXX is an ever-growing and always self-destructive filmmaking collective working on Gadigal Land. What started as two tragic figures making supernatural gay porn evolved into micro-film festivals, cinéma vérit-gé, performances, and podcasts – a desperate project combatting the gate-keeping of production value.
DIEGO RAMIREZ is an artist, writer and occasional curator interested in terror as a response to the other. He has held solo exhibitions and individual screenings at the Australian Centre for The Moving Image (Melbourne); MARS Gallery (Melbourne); Deslave (Tijuana) and Perth Centre for Photography (Perth). Group shows include Art Central Hong Kong (Hong Kong); Human Resources (Los Angeles); Torrance Art Museum (Los Angeles); WRO Media Art Biennale (Wroclaw); Hong-Gah Museum (Taipei); and Careof (Milan). His writing features in A+a: Art and Australia (Melbourne); Runway Journal (Sydney); NECSUS (Amsterdam) and Critical Contemporary Culture Journal (London). He co-edited the booklet *dumb brunette vol.1. Ramirez is represented by MARS Gallery (Melbourne).
DEFF is a community-run, international film festival that showcases and supports the work of resourceful filmmakers and local artists and performers both established and emerging.
The Dead End Film Festival aims to promote short narrative films that have limited screening opportunities. Aesthetically these films employ what we have coined a resourceful style. Resourceful filmmaking most commonly uses means readily available to the filmmakers, such as inexpensive cameras and untrained cast and crew. We believe that this resourceful approach can free filmmaking from economic and social restraints and in doing so provide a greater diversity of voices and stories represented on screen.
On Friday 29th November 2019 we will present the 3rd Annual Dead End Film Festival at the Coburg Drive-in.
(Friday) 6:30 pm - 11:00 pm
THU 12 - SUN 16 SEPTEMBER | 11am-3pm DIFF Terminal Activation. In partnership with Darwin International Film Festival. More info coming soon!
THU 12 – SUN 16 SEPTEMBER | 11am-3pm
DIFF Terminal Activation. In partnership with Darwin International Film Festival. More info coming soon!
12 (Thursday) 11:00 am - 16 (Monday) 3:00 pm
The Green Room Darwin Airport
1 Henry Wrigley Dr