Dereviled
David Haines

Thursday Jul 21, 2016

VENUE
The Roof of Trilok Fusion Center for the Arts
Clinton Hill
143 Waverly Ave. Brooklyn, NY 11205
G to Clinton/Washington

SHOW
8:00PMDoors Open and reception sponsored by Stella Artois
8:30PMLive Music by Adesuwa
9:00PMFilms Begin
10:30PMQ&A with filmmakers

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This Show Presented in Partnership With
Dutch Culture USA
International Documentary Film Festival Amsterdam (IDFA)
Stella Artois

Dereviled (David Haines | Netherlands | 10 min.)

Filmmaker's Website

Dereviled (2013) single chanel video. Mobile phone footage of gay and lesbian 'exorcisms' in evangelical churches in the U.S. is reversed and the subsequent phonetic reversal used as the basis for a song text. Phonetic reversal has long been the subject of debate, particularly within the Christian church where subliminal messaging is germane to Satanism. Here the situation is politicized by disarming the ritual, using the reversed text as lyrics for a club anthem. New subliminal messages are inserted which, through their context, take on a political resonance. Mnemonic signs resonate with a pulsing beat, bringing the high camp sound of 1970s disco back to its political roots of queer politics and the Theatre of the Ridiculous.


CONTACT

David Haines is a visual artist based in Amsterdam. His work has been exhibited in the Netherlands in the Stedelijk Museum, De Appel and the New Art Space in Amsterdam and also in the Uk at The Turner Contemporary, MIMA, Fruitmarket Gallery Edinburgh, the Drawing Room London and the Bluecoat. In 2011 participated in the 12th Istanbul Biennial. Festivals in which his work have been shown include Impakt, IDFA, Dokumentar videofest, Kassel and The Pandaemonium Biennial at the Lux Centre, London.


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