To propose, to proposition, to prop up: Propped explores the varied functions and meanings of the prop in contemporary artistic practice, examining how objects help us to make and shape history.Learn more
Feminist Art Gallery
Props (or theatrical properties) are an essential part of storytelling on screen. How do we look at a film differently if we focus upon its cinematic objects?
Props: The Living End, is a participatory event that includes a viewing and discussion of Greg Araki's The Living End (1992). A canonical work of New Queer Cinema about two young, gay, HIV-positive rebels on a fraught summertime road trip across Southern California, Araki's world is one of alienation set amongst the objects and ephemera of '90s consumer culture; his characters exist in a world saturated with reminders of their own mortality. Participants will be invited to create lists of important instances of props on screen and to engage in a guided discussion about the film's themes based on these lists.
The screening is an hour and a half long and will be followed by a 30 to 45 minute discussion. Refreshments will be served.
This event is free of charge. To RSVP, please click the button below.