For the fourth time Museum Brandhorst and FILMFEST MÜNCHEN are cooperating this year. Artist A.L. Steiner presents URANIANS—a curated film and video program that celebrates, critiques and represents queer and female-read sexuality on screen.
About the program
A.L. Steiner’s curated film and video program URANIANS is a unique journey through bodies, times and spaces with several premieres, homages and iconic contributions. It spans the futurist cyberpunk narratives and aesthetics of Shu Lea Cheang and Bruce LaBruce, with THE STROLL Kristen Lovell’s and Zackary Drucker’s distinctive archival look at the queer and trans-identified past of New York’s meat-packing district, and with MAMACRUZ, Patricia Ortega’s unwaivering exploration of sexual awakening in defiance of patriarchy. In ORLANDO, MA BIOGRAPHIE POLITIQUE, philosopher Paul B. Preciado has 25 trans and non-binary persons take on the title role of Virginia Woolf’s queer novel “Orlando” to tell their personal stories. At Museum Brandhorst, A.L. Steiner will present COMMUNITY ACTION CENTER, a 69-minute sociosexual video made in 2010 from a collaboration between A.L. Steiner and A.K. Burns. The screening will be followed by a panel discussion between A.L. Steiner, Shu Lea Cheang, Bruce LaBruce and Jürgen Brüning.
The program will constitute but a small selection of filmic works representing queer presence—a resistance that runs counter to the demands of heteropatriarchal invisibility in representation on screen.
The films of URANIANS will be shown in the presence of A. L. Steiner and other artists and filmmakers during FILMFEST MÜNCHEN (June 23 to July 1, 2023) in various FILMFEST MÜNCHEN cinemas in the city.