"It is April" for Godothers @ Anthology Film Archives

Single Channel Video with Live Reading

CURATED BY SARAH MENDELSOHN

“Godothers” presents five works reflecting on fluidity in gender, language, and political life: where being trans or fluid is not necessarily the primary content, but where genderqueer or trans experiences contribute to a politics of rewriting and relating deeply. With SILENCE, Sarah Mendelsohn projects into the American writer Susan Sontag’s 1993 “gender-blind” production of WAITING FOR GODOT in Sarajevo. Rami George writes into a stranger’s romantic history: scenes of American protests, friendships, and hazy interiors circa 1960s-90s – UNTITLED (STANLEY, MY SECOND LOVER) holds memories of tenderness and radical ambition alternately close and very distant. Geo Wyeth and Mariah Garnett cast themselves as family members, rewriting their genders, adapting their speech. Geo becomes HW CLOBBA: “the artist’s dead godmother, a native New Yorker, reluctant real estate appraiser, and communist.” In OTHER & FATHER, Mariah queers her father, reenacting scenes from an earlier life, in 1970s Belfast. Rindon Johnson projects variously, rewriting their family, name, and body. Their poetry traces the ways our families reside within our names and bodies, our environments, our politics. We’re often looking for new ones.  @ Anthology Film Archives