Join us for a virtual screening of Shane Dedman’s trilogy of short films as an accessible look into what’s on view in Chute Space as part of Virtual Remains, curated by TK Smith, for the 2021 Atlanta Biennial.

PHYSICAL BODY is an exploration of experimental film and queer aesthetics. Identity is explored in multiplicity through the bereavement of a lost archive. Themes explored include personality distortion, grief, and transitional momentum. The screening will be followed by a moderated panel discussion and an audience Q&A.

Moderated by TK Smith

This virtual lecture will be streamed via Zoom. Register here and receive a reminder to join.

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Shane Dedman

Shane Dedman is a video-based artist, educator, and writer. Their interdisciplinary practice is concerned with divergent selfdom and the translation of trauma into material through critical investigations of new media and the archive. Dedman’s video works have been screened at local film festivals, such as LadyFest in 2015 and Out on Film in 2019, as well as live streamed on Facebook Live and at the virtual NOFLASH Film Festival in 2020. Dedman had a 2018 solo exhibition, Fidgette: Watercolor Improvisations at Mammal Gallery in Atlanta and has participated in several group exhibitions, including I’m Looking Forward to Tomorrow in 2020 at Good News Arts in High Springs, Mass Hysteria in 2018 at The Bakery in Atlanta, and The Gathering in 2018 at WonderRoot in Atlanta. His words have been published in Oz Magazine, Wussy Magazine, Analog Cookbook, and the online journal fLoromancy. They were awarded the Barb Seegert Memorial Grant in 2018, as well as residencies at Welcome Hill Studios in New Hampshire, The Ionion Center for the Arts and Culture in Metaxata, Greece, Joshua Tree Highlands in Joshua Tree, and TAR Project in Atlanta. In addition to artmaking, they have worked as an arts educator in juvenile detention centers in Georgia, and as an art handler across the South East. Dedman received their BFA in Photography from Georgia State University.

TK Smith

TK Smith is a Philadelphia based writer, art critic, and curator. Smith is currently a PhD candidate in the American Civilization Program at the University of Delaware. He received his MA in American Studies and his BA in English and African American Studies from Saint Louis University. Smith’s research interests lie in American art, material culture, and the built environment. Smith most recently curated Looming Chaos at the Zuckerman Museum of Art as an inaugural Tina Dunkley Fellow at Clark Atlanta University Art Museum. The 2020 exhibition featured the fiber abstractions of Atlanta based artist Zipporah Camille Thompson. His writing has been published in Art Papers, Burnaway, and ARTS ATL.

Daren Fowler

Daren Fowler is a Visiting Professor of Film and Media Studies at Colorado College and a Doctoral Candidate in the School of Film, Media & Theatre at Georgia State University. Their research examines the aesthetic politics of queer media, art, and activism, with particular focus on the material practices and desires of AIDS activists, both historical and today. Their work has appeared in The Routledge Companion to Media and Risk, liquid blackness journal, and In Media Res.

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