Artists Hilary Harp and Suzie Silver present Out in the Woods, a curated screening featuring short, international films in the queer folk and fairy tale genres.
Out in the Woods includes 10 queer interpretations of world folk and fairy tales, including Filipino and Chinese mythologies exploring queer diasporic identities, same-sex love in a pre-hispanic Mexican ritual, a Samoan Cinderella, and a queer retelling of a Swedish folk-tale about two sisters, three wishes, and a calamitous obsession with a sausage. 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.
Harp & Silver Bio:
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 100 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.