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Issue 4 – Skin Deep

The question of what beauty is and how it can be defined is slippery and multi-faceted. The experience of pleasure in the visual and other senses is something most people find nourishing and even transformative. But under white-supremacist patriarchal capitalism certain bodies are designated as more or less valuable, particularly for feminized bodies this is often in terms of whether they are deemed beautiful or ugly by the dominant culture. This collection of films explores desire, fat liberation, what it means to be ‘feminine’, and how racism intersects with the beauty myth.

PROGRAM EXPIRED

PWYC Rental at pdome.org from Thurs., Nov. 5 to Fri., Nov. 13, 2020
Closing Q&A + community zoom Fri., Nov. 13 at 7:30 pm EDT

Skin Deep is curated by Pleasure Dome’s Board Director, Clare Samuel, with a curatorial essay by Board Director, Yunglin Wang.

Image credit: Wash Day, Kourtney Jackson (Canada, 2019)

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Johnny Minotaur by Charles Henri Ford; narration by Salvador Dali, Allen Ginsberg, Warren Sonbert, Dan Basen and Lynne Tillman & 25th Anniversary Party

Saturday, December 13,
Screening 7:30 PM $8/ $5 Members + Students
with MM. Serra from the New York Film-Makers’ Cooperative, In Person
&
25th Anniversary Party, 10 PM Free!
Projections by Time Crystal Resonator (Vanessa Reiger & Brandon Dalmer)
with DJs Luis Jacob & Mystery Guest
@ CineCycle, 129 Spadina Ave.

Part of Fall 2014

New Toronto Works Show

  • Curated by Francisco-Fernando Granados & Cressida Kocienski
  • Thursday, September 26, 7:30 PM
  • Tallulah's Cabaret, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street

Part of Fall 2013

A Lower World: Excesses and Extremes in Film and Video

  • Gallery Exhibition
  • Open to Sunday Nov. 30, 6pm
  • Pixel Gallery, 156 Augusta Ave.

Part of Fall 2008 - A Lower World

Sinbad of Baghdad: Jack Smith’s Super8 Films

  • Guest Curated by Jerry Tartaglia (in Person)
  • Saturday, July 26, 9pm
  • Richmond St. West Courtyard

Part of Summer 2008