Boundaries: A performance program of RCMA
Sunday, December 17, 2017
When the lights go down, where do the edges of place, person, or picture start and stop? How to engage the invisible lines drawn around regions, neighborhoods, genres, relationships, and the like? Do I squint, or raise my hand? Looking longer, listening forward.
December 17, 2017, 7:00PM
A performance program of RCMA arranged for Open House
Join us on a chilly winter evening for a screen reading performance wherein several artists will make the audio track for a most unusual vhs selection. Performers Amos Leager, Flannery Cashill, Zophia McDougal, Emily Eyrie, Jori Sackin, Ana Maldonado, and Megan Pobywajlo will read to a silent screening of early 90’s television recordings found on tape in one Woman’s basement in Kansas City, Missouri.
RCMA is an ad hoc media and research center dedicated to exploring the correlation between queer culture, video history, and a medium on the edge of obsolescence. Home to the Cry Now Free Video Library, our collection is comprised of over 1000 VHS tapes, with content spanning late 80’s to early 2000’s theatrical releases, pornos, and home videos. RCMA’s mobile operation is outfitted to move approximately 400 tapes and associated technologies from one location to the next, transforming strip malls and lecture halls into classrooms for communities uncovering and telling their own stories. Visit roamingcenter.org to learn more.