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Queer and Transgender Shorts

Queer and Transgender Shorts


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A transvestite healer in Argentina, two lesbian hip hopers in Cuba, a successful Colombian artist turned woman after a life changing experience in Cuba, a Dominican transsexual navigating Boston's night life, a Panamanian drag queen that dazzles with her make up and voice, two political activists in Chile and Peru... These are some of the characters that overflow the short film exhibit, Tran-Tran-Tran-Trán. Some pieces are launched from within theatrical codes, while others follow anthropological verisimilitude. The pieces incorporate diverse ways of experiencing gender, launching both re-enactments and subversions of social codes. Including traditional vignettes, documentary portraits and experimental shorts, Tran-Tran-Tran-Trán features different ways of flirting with a history that is somebody else's, and also very much our own. It offers a window into the short film production around gender and sexuality in the Americas.

A transvestite healer in Argentina, two lesbian hip hopers in Cuba, a successful Colombian artist turned woman after a life changing experience in Cuba, a Dominican transsexual navigating Boston's night life, a Panamanian drag queen that dazzles with her make up and voice, two political activists in Chile and Peru... These are some of the characters that overflow the short film exhibit, Tran-Tran-Tran-Trán. Some pieces are launched from within theatrical codes, while others follow anthropological verisimilitude. The pieces incorporate diverse ways of experiencing gender, launching both re-enactments and subversions of social codes. Including traditional vignettes, documentary portraits and experimental shorts, Tran-Tran-Tran-Trán features different ways of flirting with a history that is somebody else's, and also very much our own. It offers a window into the short film production around gender and sexuality in the Americas.

Curated by Carmen Oquendo-Villar.

Biography

Curator and visual artist of Puerto Rican and Spanish descent whose work has been exhibited internationally. Educated in Latin America, West Africa and the U.S., Carmen is completing a PhD at Harvard University. She is currently working on a series of vignettes/ portraits about transgendered Latin@ performers in Boston.