"Dirges and Sturgeons" spring 2003 tour
Sometimes, danger and small warm things


"Dirges and Sturgeons" spring 2003 tour
Sometimes, danger and small warm things


"Dirges and Sturgeons" spring 2003 tour Sometimes, danger and small warm things After premiering at New York's Anthology Film Archives in October 2001 and touring in 2002, "Dirges and Sturgeons" was back on the road in the spring.
Curated for Anthology by Astria Suparak, the program includes work by Animal Charm, Lawrence Elbert, Bjorn Melhus, Pierre Yves Clouin, Jacqueline Goss, Miranda July, Seth Price, and others.
“The Litlle Big” selected for Sundance 2001, is featured in the show. The spring 2003 included the following screenings:

  • •March 12 - San Francisco Art Institute, San Francisco, CA
  • •March 24 - University of Manitoba, Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada •March 25 - Available Light at Club SAW, Ottawa, Ontario, Canada •March 27 - Concordia University, Montreal, Quebec, Canada Dirges and Sturgeons Curator Astria Suparak describes these videos as presenting futuristic or high-tech ideas "in a lo-fi way," and the best entries are both simple and conceptually subtle in their approaches to gender. Pierre Yves Clouin continues to explore the male body in The Little Big (1999), a single take in which a crack that appears to be buttocks in shadow is revealed to be something more erotic. In Lawrence Elbert's Whitney: Mama's Little Baby (2000) a drag queen drinks from a bottle in a paper bag and delivers a solipsistic and rather pathetic monologue to the camera. The theme of self-entrapment is echoed in The Magic Glass (1991), as video maker Bjorn Melhus speaks to his feminized image on a monitor while shaving himself. On the same program, which runs about 58 minutes: work by Jacqueline Goss, Miranda July, Seth Price, and Animal Charm. - Fred Camper, Chicago Reader Online © 2002 For complete information on the tour, the program, and the press it has received, see astriasuparak.com. For booking, e-mail Astria Suparak. "Dirges and Sturgeons" spring 2002 tour
  • •March 22 - Artists' Television Access, San Francisco CA
  • •March 23 - Santa Barbara Community College CA
  • •March 24 - C-Level, Los Angeles CA
  • •March 27 - Pitzer College Cinematheque, Claremont CA
  • •March 28 - "Broken Music" at Echo Park Film Center, Los Angeles CA •April 5 - Intermedia Arts, Minneapolis MN
  • •April 9 - Bamboo Theater Presents, Milwaukee WI
  • •April 11 - Madison's Starlight Cinema, University of Wisconsin, Madison WI
  • •April 15 - Discount Cinema at The Empty Bottle, Chicago IL •April 16 - Illinois State University Cinema Society, Bloomington-Normal IL
  • May 7 - Massachusetts College of Art, Boston MA "Dirges and Sturgeons" fall 2002 tour
  • •Sept. 26 - 3 Billion Art Gallery, Fort Worth, TX
  • •Sept. 28 - Lee Hardware Gallery, Shreveport, LA
  • •Sept. 30 - Zeitgeist Multi-Disciplinary Arts Center, New Orleans, LA
  • •Oct. 4 - Basement Films, Albuquerque, NM
  • •Oct. 10 - Modified Arts, Phoenix, AZ
  • •Oct. 11 - The Earwig Factory, Bisbee, AZ
  • •Oct. 29 - Harvard University, Cambridge, MS, with Elizabeth Subrin (not open to the public)
  • •Oct. 30 - Massachusetts Art Film Society, Boston, MS •Oct. 31 - Yale University, New Haven, CT
  • •Nov. 1 - Western Connecticut State University, Danbury, CT
  • •Dec. 3 - Cornell University, Ithaca, NY


2002-03-22 to 2003-03-27




San Francisco, Santa Barbara, Los Angeles, Claremont, Minneapolis, Milwaukee, Madison, Chicago, Bloomington-Normal, Boston, Fort Worth, Shreveport, New Orleans, Albuquerque, Phoenix, Bisbee, Cambridge, Danbury, Ithaca, Manitoba, Ottawa, Montreal

Event Type

screening tour




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Sometimes, danger and small warm things,” Pierre Yves Clouin, accessed March 23, 2023, https://pierreyvesclouin.fr/items/show/213.