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The Source Is a Hole

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The Source is a Hole

An introduction to the films of Angelo Madsen Minax

Date: 2022-10-07 01:54:57
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The Source Is A Hole

A mystical voice contemplates mythology, science fiction, sexuality and death as a series of holes: through which to travel, through which to perceive, through which to accept, through which to speak.

Through a series of love letters to feminine deities, The Source is a Hole poses a web of loose connections and liminal associations to sculpt a treatise on transsexual mourning. Stories recount the authors own inception at the 1982 world’s fair, his attempt to remove a lodged tampon, and a barrage of fantastical, psychodynamic dreamscapes. Interweaved with sentiments of the everyday, performance reenactment, and waxings on the history of science fiction cinema, The Source displays unabashedly the human drive for connection, in all of its lifeblood and all of its bloodlessness.

The Source is a Hole draws on science fiction works ranging from Blade Runner to Back to the Future to Logan’s Run to The Omega Man and a few contemporaries. The filmmaker appears on screen briefly to reenact Bas Jan Ader’s performance “I’m Too Sad To Tell You,” and engages theoretic conversations about psychoanalysis, ontology, phenomenology, and gender construction.

Angelo Madsen Minax is a director based between New York and Vermont. He received a BFA from the School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2005. His filmography spans documentary and hybrid filmmaking formats, narrative cinema, experimental and essay film. His prolific practice transgresses form, style and narrative to explore queer and trans intimacies, chosen and biological structures of kinship, 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 (New York), British Film Institute (London), Museum of Fine Arts (Houston) and REDCAT (Los Angeles). Minax is currently an Assistant Professor of Time-Based Media at the University of Vermont. His second feature documentary, North By Current (2021), is currently in production.


At the River (2020), Two Steps on the Water (2019), The Eddies (2018), Because of Us (2018), The Source Is a Hole (2017), Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum (2017), The Bowels of the Universe (With Shining Knees) (2016), To Summon and Chase Away (2015), Separation of the Earth (By Fire) (2015), Forward into the Afternoon (2014), My Most Handsome Monster (2014), Like Some Other Men (2013), The Year I Broke My Voice (2012), Riot Acts: Flaunting Gender Deviance in Music Performance (2010)


Angelo Madsen Minax

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United States

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