POC Open Mic#5
Aug
27
6:30 pm18:30

POC Open Mic#5

Museum of Impossible Forms is excited to host and present Open Mic Helsinki and POC Open Mic #5

“This time, we privilege younger performers, especially those who have not had a chance to take the stage with us before. All you need to do is turn up, tell us you want to go on, and the stage is yours!

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M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Masterclass
Sep
4
5:00 pm17:00

M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Masterclass

Museum of Impossible Forms in collaboration with Academy of Moving People and Images and Aalto University/ Critical Cinema Lab, warmly welcomes filmmaker Heiny Srour to Helsinki. Heiny Srour(1945) is one of the important female filmmakers in the Third Cinema movement of the 70s.

Heiny Srour will conduct a Masterclass, titled ‘SHOOTING UNDER DANGER. SHOOTING IN THE SITUATION OF A PIONEER’ and a screening of her film ‘Leila and the Wolves’.

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M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Film-Screening and Public Lecture
Sep
5
6:00 pm18:00

M{if} Discourse Series: Heiny Srour Film-Screening and Public Lecture

Museum of Impossible Forms in collaboration with Academy of Moving People and Images and Aalto University/Critical Cinema Lab, warmly welcomes filmmaker Heiny Srour, one of the important female filmmakers in the Third Cinema movement of the 70s, to screen and discuss her seminal film  ‘The Hour of Liberation Has Arrived’ – the first film by an Arab female filmmaker from the Third World to be screened at the Cannes Film Festival. 

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Ubuntu Film Club: Paris is Burning (1990)
Aug
18
4:00 pm16:00

Ubuntu Film Club: Paris is Burning (1990)

This awarded documentary paints an intimate portrait of the mid- to late 80s ball culture in Harlem and the primarily latino, black, gay and trans community that maintains it. Often considered as the "golden age" of ball culture, within the documentary it comes apparent that the competition is not only for the ball, but also for survival.

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M{IF} talk by Jack Halberstam : Trans* Art
Feb
2
6:00 pm18:00

M{IF} talk by Jack Halberstam : Trans* Art

Trans* Art
M{IF} talk by Jack Halberstam
February 2nd, 2019 I 18:00

In his brilliant, humorous and whimsical parody of a Smithsonian book titled American History in 101 Objects, artist Chris E. Vargas, in 2015, invited visitors into his imaginary Museum of Transgender Hirstory to see a show titled Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects. Riffing on the self-importance of the Smithsonian title, the precision of its 101 objects and its investment in the notion of authentic history in the first place, Vargas called attention to the way that a history of gender variance will necessarily fall by the wayside in any canonical account of American history and will require its own object lessons. The objects that collectively tell the story of gender variance are counter-intuitive and suggestive, risqué and emblematic. For Vargas’s show, the objects ranged from queer banners by Tuesday Smilie to sculptures of hybrid creatures and photographic records of transgender lives gone by. What Transgender Hirstory in 99 Objects made clear, however, was that a trans* history is all at once a mobile set of materials and an archive of mobility. In this talk, we will, explore the wide range of materials in this archive and craft with them a trans* politics.

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