17th Berwick Film & Media Arts Festival

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9 – 12 September 2021

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Because of Us

Available online

17 September – 11 October, 2020

A voice guides us through a near-death experience. She begins by describing the experience as a sensation of viewing, similar to watching a movie. Found footage and animated skyscapes create a cosmology of connections. On-screen text is sourced from “The Millennial Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps”, a 1998 book by Marshall T. Savage.

In this Programme:

Because of Us

(Angelo Madsen Minax, 2018, 5 mins)

Introduction

Because of Us

An introduction to the films of Angelo Madsen Minax

Because of Us

A voice guides us through a near-death experience. She begins by describing the experience as a sensation of viewing, similar to watching a movie. Found footage and animated skyscapes create a cosmology of connections. On-screen text is sourced from “The Millennial Project: Colonizing the Galaxy in Eight Easy Steps”, a 1998 book by Marshall T. Savage.

Based between New York and Vermont, Angelo Madsen Minax’s filmography spans documentary and hybrid filmmaking formats, narrative cinema, experimental and essay film. Madsen’s prolific practice transgresses form, style and narrative to explore queer and trans intimacies, chosen and biological structures of kinships, cosmic, natural, and technological phenomena. His works have been screened and exhibited at the European Media Arts Festival (Osnabrück), Kurzfilm Festival Hamburg, Ann Arbor Film Festival, Museum of Contemporary Art (Chicago), Anthology Film Archives (NYC), Harvard (Cambridge), Yale, British Film Institute (London), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) and REDCAT (Los Angeles). His second feature documentary, North By Current (2021), is currently in production.

Filmography

At The River, 2020
The Eddies, 2018
Because of Us, 2018
Kairos Dirt & The Errant Vacuum, 2017
The Source is a Hole, 2017
The Bowels of the Universe (With Shining Knees), 2016
Seperation of the Earth (by Fire), 2015
My Most Handsome Monster, 2014
Forward Into The Afternoon, 2014
The Year I Broke My Voice, 2012
No Show Girls, 2012
Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance, 2009

Director

Angelo Madsen Minax

UK Premiere

Production Country

United States

Production Year

2018

Duration

5 mins

Dialogue Language

English

Print Contact

Angelo Madsen Minax