Sun, Feb 12
TEDDY TODAY (Page 2)
Panorama Short Films
Three sets of short films complete the programme – and their titles are programmatic: Cliffwalk, Skylight and Wonderland. They are full of quests for identity, confidence and love. Rather rare film countries such as Morocco and Palestine have contributed contemplative snapshots...
For forty years, Robert Wilson’s aesthetics have left their mark on international theatre and opera. In addition, Wilson has made a name for himself as an installation artist. Influenced by such renowned choreographers as George Balanchine, Merce Cunningham and Martha Graham, as well as abstract realist paintings of the 1950s, Wilson has created his own, unmistakable visual language...
Alex is intersexual. A hermaphrodite. An individual whose existence confuses the world’s fastidious divisions of male and female. One baby in every two thousand is of ambiguous gender. In Alex’ case, when he was two years old, doctors recommended the use of surgery to correct his natural aberration. After plastic surgeons had amputated his penis and testicles and created a vagina, Alex grew up in his small village as a girl...
FABULOUS ! THE STORY OF QUEER CINEMA
The pictorial depiction of gays and lesbians in American culture is a modern-day achievement – the result of gay and lesbian movements in the last third of the previous century. Up to that point, depictions of gay and lesbian life were considered taboo; and whenever they did appear, it was largely a question of stereotyping. Nowadays, queer images are to be found everywhere. Lisa Ades’ and Lesli Klainberg’s documentary describes how this change has come about...