Join us for an illustrated talk and discussion with the fabulous So Mayer, around their recently published short book, A Nazi Word for a Nazi Thing (2020). Framed by a rare screening of Barbara Hammer’s recently restored Nitrate Kisses (1992), we’ll be discussing questions around archiving, erasure, queer/feminist politics and cinema!
A Nazi Word... explores queer art and cinema in juxtaposition to the historical erasure enacted by the Nazis through the infamous 1937 art exhibition, Entartete ‘Kunst’ (Degenerate ‘Art’), that sought to appropriate and erase the cultural output of minorities. It's is a lively and exhilarating critique of the power and politics of moving images - particularly in relation to the dynamics of conflict, crisis and emergency that have striking contemporary relevance - and a beautiful, speculative anarchive of queer film history.
Nitrate Kisses screens throughout the week, 25-31 January
Nitrate Kisses | Reading the Anarchive with So Mayer, Sunday 31 January, 3pm on Zoom
Supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI.