Video Playlist: Inside/outside

Museum of Contemporary Photography, 600 S Michigan Ave, Chicago, IL 60605

Video Playlist: Inside/outside

Video Playlist: Inside/outside

Curated by Molly Hewitt

Video Playlist is a recurring series of one night public video screenings programmed in response to MoCP exhibitions. For Disruptive Perspectives, Molly Hewitt curates a screening that looks past the exhibiting artists’ genders and sexualities and draws attention to the private spaces they inhabit, and how these private spaces bleed into public life. Hewitt's response centers on the overwhelming feeling of history, legacy and family that is inseparable from the artists' and subjects' intimate romantic relationships. 

Featuring work by: 

Cheryl Donegan 

Dena Decola and Karin Wandner 

Sky Hopinka 

Miranda July 

George Kuchar

Molly Hewitt 

MJ Brotherton

MOLLY HEWITT is a writer, director, performance and drag artist. In their work Molly imitates, dissects, consumes, and re-enacts their surroundings. Unraveling the mechanisms and meanings of cultural text to be reused in an illuminating or empowering way.  Molly makes work about sexuality, performing femininity, objectification, food, and desire. Attempting to relate, understand, and subvert through imitation. Molly performs under the alias Glamhag and as performed at Mana Contemporary, Miami Art Basil, The Dfibrl8r Gallery in Chicago and many drag, DIY and performance shows around Chicago. Molly has exhibited work at places such as The Nightingale, The Gene Siskel, Chicago Filmmakers and FrontSpace Gallery in Kansas City. Their short film Maggie's Problem was official selection of the Chicago Underground Film Festival 2016, the Olympia Film Festival 2017. It won Best Art Direction at the North Portland Unknown Film Festival in 2016 and is now distributed by Troma. Molly is the founder of Glamhag Productions which is producing their first feature alongside Full Spectrum Features. The project titled Holy Trinity is a feature film currently in production about a queer Dominatrix who can speak to the dead after huffing the contents of an aerosol can.

Image: Still from Five More Minutes, Dena Decola and Karin Wandner; Image copyright of the artist, courtesy of the Video Data Bank, School of the Art Institute of Chicago

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