Uranians | UKI & Sex Fish
- Time of day9:30 PM until 11:30 PM
- Target groupAdults
- RegistrationHFF KINO 1 & ASTOR CLUB KINO | Tickets via FILMFEST MÜNCHEN | Admission from 18 years
Screening in cooperation with FILMFEST MÜNCHEN and as part of URANIANS, a film and video program curated by A.L. Steiner.
Germany, USA 2023 | Director: Shu Lea Cheang | Cast: Tyra Wigg, Bernard J. Butler, Joey, Asia-James Ryan Ryyves Thomas, Alan Chen | 80 min | Original version with German subtitles
Shu Lea Cheang’s latest feature film, UKI, is celebrating its world premiere at the Filmfest. This sci-fi viral alt-reality movie is a sequel to I.K.U. (2000). Reiko is robbed of their body data and dumped on Etrashville, a giant landfill for electronic waste. There they resurrect as “UKI the virus” in order to sabotage a biosystem developed by the GENOM Corporation to manipulate sexual pleasure through pills. Defective humanoids, transmutants, techno-data bodies and an infected city join forces with the UKI virus. UKI is a suspenseful digital collage of game software-generated animation combined with live-action film and visual effects.
USA 1993 | Director: Shu Lea Cheang in collaboration with Jane Castle & Ela Troyano | 6 min | Original version
The unifying element in SEX FISH is water: it drips, flows, and splashes, associating a sexualized natural environment with explicit sexual acts. Fleshy fish swim through the video; bodies surrender to lust. As an associative montage of oral sex, cruising in public restrooms, and wet places, this short film also attests to the people whom Shu Lea Cheang knew and collaborated with during her time in New York. “SEX FISH was made with friends and lovers, intimate sexing bodies flowing in a sexing fishy vibe,” says the artist.
Note: The films may contain explicit sexual depictions.