New York, New York - Another Experiment By Women (AXW) has programmed Jesse Russell Brooks' poetry film Make Me a Doorway (2012) with their summer program titled "Merged Into Infinity". Curated by avant-garde filmmaker Lili White, the program presents work from six filmmakers that have utilized the film camera to reveal political, familial, social or body issues that are distinct to women. The majority of themes explored by Another Experiment By Women often go unseen within popular media.
The program runs 45 minutes at the renowned Anthology Film Archives located in Manhattan, New York. Guests will be treated to a selection from the archive that include multi-channelled installations, mixed media presentations, audiovisual compositions and films created on both 8mm and 16mm. In addition to Brooks' piece, the artists and filmmakers featured are Lana Z Caplan, Kelly Gallagher, Louise Harris, Ariane Loze, and Rrose Present.
Another Experiment by Women (AXW) has promoted and screened women’s experimental films for the public since 2010. The presentation of experimental film in general remains invisible to the public and is not usually explored outside of an academic realm. Incorporating underrepresented themes and issues that are particularly unique and experienced by women has made AXW the heart of the woman's experimental film movement in New York. Lili White organizes and presents AXW events and screenings specifically to celebrate experimental work that is created by, on or about women.
Those interested in viewing the films that will be presented in the "Merged Into Infinity" program can download and view the lineup online by visiting AXW/Online.
Make Me a Doorway (2012) is a poem written by poetess Alexzenia Davis that was developed into a film by Brooks. The film explores gender perspective and intimacy by examining a collection of mixed media footage of three women. Each actress in the film represents a perspective in the memory of both poet and filmmaker while the various mediums presented visualize the passage of time for the viewer. Davis' writing skillfully combines these perspectives while unerringly depicting the courage required to navigate a volatile gender gap. The piece features the poetess as well as actress Erika Ewing and Laila Petrone.
Make Me A Doorway (2012) will screen at Anthology Film Archive as part of the "Merged into Infinity" program on August 2, 2017. Doors will open at 5:30 with a screening time of 6:00pm.
Anthology Film Archive
2nd Avenue & 2nd Street
New York, New York 10003
Curated by Lili White
Food and beverages served. Attendance is $7