White Sands Crystal Foxes / The Shimmer
Zeiss-Großplanetarium . Prenzlauer Allee 80 . 10405 Berlin
Todd & Zoya.
Free admission with an exhibition ticket for Queerness in Photography, regardless of the day’s validity.
Tickets may be available at the box office of the venue.
First come, first served.
White Sands Crystal Foxes, experimental film, Germany, 2021, 34 min
White Sands Crystal Foxes is an experimental film journey through the point of view of a young queer person who daydreams about the erotics of a world where humans are willfully in submission to nature, and foxes are the only mammals still able to procreate. In this speculative world, in heightened states of emotion, crystals form from human secretions, such as tears, cum, and piss, and are considered to be valuable sources of energy. Foxes are polyamorous creatures slowly becoming the dominant mammals populating the world. Holes are infinite portals, social architectures, thresholds, and energy conductors. Drawing connections between chemical warfare, climate change, sustainable energy, and queering time and space, Liz Rosenfeld transforms a 360° immersive environment into a speculative future lexicon of flesh, holes, crystals, and foxes. This screening will open with the performance The Shimmer by Liz Rosenfeld.
Liz Rosenfeld is a Berlin-based visual and performance artist who works in drawing, film/video, performance, and experimental writing practices. Rosenfeld’s moving image and performance work approaches flesh as a non-binary collaborative material, specifically focusing on the potentiality of physical abundance and excess, regarding questions connected to the responsibility and privilege of taking up space. Their 360 immersive film, White Sands Crystal Foxes was nominated for a Teddy Award for Best Short Film
Performer: Phoebe Patey-Ferguson is an academic, artist and producer who frequently works as a dramaturg for contemporary performance makers. Their research expertise is on international theatre festivals, rooted in the Sociology of Theatre and Performance.
Producers: Amard Bird Films is a production company based in Berlin and founded by Paula Alamillo Rodriguez and Sonja Klümper. It focuses on projects with a critical gaze upon society and extraordinary characters. They support directors with a unique visual and narrative statement and promote women in all technical and creative positions.
Part of the Utopia/Dystopia event series curated by Todd & Zoya. for C/O Berlin as part of the exhibition Queerness in Photography.