Para Site invites you to join us on the last day of the exhibition, In Search of Miss Ruthless, for a curator tour, a screening programme, launch of a gossip magazine, and the unveiling of the crown.
3:00 – 5:00pm
Facebook event page: https://goo.gl/Nw8LbL
Para Site presents a special screening programme, Pièce Touchée, guest curated by. Composed of moving-image works by . Pièce Touchée organises works that have undergone experimental editing, informed by affective experiences of queerness and femininity. This program takes its title from ’s canonical work made in 1989, where the artist reconstructed and extended an obscure 18-second short from 1950s Hollywood movie into a 15’36” film. By protracting the individual frames from the original scene, Arnold exposed the performative gestures and emotional cues that lay hidden in the actors’ choreography. Following this seminal critique of gender codes in Hollywood cinema, Pièce Touchée examines the manipulation of the melodramatic form—from fairy tales to literature—and proposes a rubric for choreographed queer life.
Closing Reception and Unveiling of the Crown
5:00 – 7:00pm
Facebook event page: https://goo.gl/XtSwtJ
Dear Miss Ruthless,
To mark the closing of our first attempt to find you through In Search of Miss Ruthless, we have built a community to welcome you. To prove to you we are a community capable of holding a pageant, participating artistis making a crown to be unveiled to the public. Ruthless Director of Communications will be our Masters of Ceremony for the afternoon. She will be launching The Ruthless Lantern, a magazine she has produced that examines the qualities of ruthlessness and its usage for the future. In taking pageantry as method to organise our narratives in contemporary art, we are left with an attachment premised on adaptation and resilience.
We hope you will be among us on this date, marking the last moments before we take down the stage at Para Site, and continue our search for you elsewhere.
Para Site Art Space is financially supported by the Art Development Matching Grants Pilot Scheme of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.
The content of these activities does not reflect the views of the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region.