Fri, Jan 05|
Millennium Film Workshop
Deathlessness: The Personal Cinema of M. Lamar
Time & Location
Jan 05, 2024, 7:30 PM – 10:00 PM
Millennium Film Workshop, 167 Wilson Ave, Brooklyn, NY 11237, USA
About the event
Millennium Film Workshop is proud to present the latest installment of our long-running Personal CInema Series, this month showcasing the work of interdisciplinary artist M. Lamar. M. Lamar will be presenting the first-ever in-person screening of his 2020 feature film, Deathlessness.
Deathlessness began as a part of Lamar’s 2014 exhibition Negrogothic at Participant, Inc. Drawing from the racially fetishistic BDSM photography of Robert Mapplethorpe, the film takes Mapplethorpe’s perspective as that of a plantation master and answers it through a lens of Black subjectivity and Black becoming. Images of surveillance, punishment and their relation to the Black psyche are positioned as a mourning in the motionless movement of death through slavery, segregation, and neo-segregation, and the film looks at the possibility of being awoken from this deathless dream.
After the film, stay for a discussion with M. Lamar. Short works from Lamar will be also on view in the Millennium Gallery.
This film contains graphic content and may not be suitable for some viewers.
M. Lamar Personal Cinema - January 5th, 2024
Doors 7:30 Films 8:00
$10 Suggested Donation
Deathlessness M. Lamar 2020 55 Min Digital
Followed by Q+A with M. Lamar
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