upcoming dissensus events
Screening: Chantal Ackerman's "Les Rendez-vous D'Anna"
Wednesday, April 27 6:30pm hosted by Alabama Song 2521 Oakdale Dr Houston, TX 77004
Join us for a screening of Chantal Ackerman's "Les Rendez-vous D'Anna" on Wednesday, April 27 at Alabama Song at 6:30pm. A brief solo performance by Tom Carter (Charalambides) will precede the screening.
In one of Akerman’s most penetrating character studies, Anna, an accomplished filmmaker (played by Aurore Clément), makes her way through a series of European cities to promote her latest movie. Via a succession of eerie, exquisitely shot, brief encounters—with men and women, family and strangers—we come to see her emotional and physical detachment from the world. (Criterion Collection)
Famously described by critic J. Hoberman as “arguably the most important European director of her generation,” among the ranks of Fassbinder and Godard, Chantal Ackerman has been praised as the pillar of feminist cinema theory and a stylistic genius. Notable for her thematic focus on rootlessness and what it means to be a woman, as well as her attention to place and how it acts as both prison and sanctuary, Ackerman deftly explores isolation, depression, and vulnerability.
We are excited to invite you to join us in celebrating Ackerman's robust career and her unmatched spirit.
"Tom Carter is a modern titan… one of the most thoughtful, imaginative instrumentalists working today.” –– Pitchfork
in commemoration of the 40th anniversary of german avant-garde artist joseph beuys's debut american 1974 performance "i like america, and america likes me," we have invited some of houston's finest writers, artists, and musicians to join us in conversation, exploration, and celebration of some of beuys's key works and concepts.
a screening and discussion of this seminal work, commonly known as "coyote," will be followed by a brief discussion of beuys's presence in the united states presented by linda shearer. a series of performances will follow intended to highlight beuys's art theoretical ideas regarding animisim, human power fields, and his radical concept of social sculpture.
this event is free and open to the public.
free beer will be provided by st. arnolds. (thank you!)
april 4, 2014 @ alabama song, houston
"i like houston, and houston likes me": a tribute to joseph beuys