Artists Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver present Out in the Woods, a curated screening featuring international short queer folk and fairy tale films.
Out in the Woods includes nine queer interpretations of world folk and fairy tales including Filipino and Chinese mythologies exploring queer diasporic identities. The films tell stories about a same-sex love in a pre-Hispanic Mexican ritual, a Samoan Cinderella, and a queer retelling of a Scottish folk tale about transformation and retribution. The films in Out in the Woods are both a reinterpretation of traditional folklore or mythology and the invention of a new queer folk culture.
The excitement continues the next day with a screening designed for gender non-conforming kids, queer families, and their allies.
Since 2003, Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver have collaborated on videos and mixed media installations that celebrate their shared love of science fiction, camp sensibilities and performance art. Their videos have screened at over one hundred festivals on five continents and are distributed by the Video Data Bank. Their ongoing collaboration, Fairy Fantastic! is a fairy and folk tale video series for gender non-conforming kids of all ages. Harp is an associate professor at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona. Silver is a professor at Carnegie Mellon University in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
Learn more about Fairy Fantastic.