Midnight Second: Display screen Check: Isabel

Till November thirtieth , nightly 11:57pm – 12am artist and filmmaker Andrew Ondrejcak
 remixes cinematic historical past on a monumental scale. FIlipina Trans actress and director Isabel Sandoval performs the starring position in Display screen Check: Isabel, shape-shifting by among the most iconic movie scenes of the previous century, together with Barbarella and Marlena Dietrich’s 1930 movie Morocco. On this surreal journey by time and collective reminiscence, Ondrejcak and Sandoval use movie and fantasy to reclaim well-liked cultural narratives, subvert standard constructs, and discover the limitless chance of identification and gender.

“We’re curious in regards to the strategy of discovering our genuine identification by the theatrical facade. Self-discovery is commonly influenced by society’s customs and pressures, which prescribe gender norms. We choose a kaleidoscopic imaginative and prescient of identification, one by which the theatrical components of hair, make-up and trend are used as a type of self-discovery and, in the end, liberation.” — Andrew Ondrejcak

“I began out making Display screen Check as an train in dress-up and efficiency solely to emerge with one thing extra profound: a journey about self-discovery and metamorphosis. Form-shifting into these characters, guided by the enduring performers that first inhabited them, I uncovered a particular reality about myself, a sure feeling, that I magnified and dropped at cinematic life. It’s a grand, transportive odyssey–from homage to reimagining, pretense to candor, fiction to reality. The stress between these polarities is the place artwork occurs, and I’m ecstatic to have performed a component in Andrew’s imaginative and prescient.” — Isabel Sandoval

Display screen Check: Isabel is a particular edit of The Actress (2021), commissioned by the Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design.

Andrew Ondrejcak writes, directs and designs works for theater, opera and movie. His works hyperlink artwork historical past with modern iconography, usually placing a queer perspective on a classical kind. Born and raised in Mississippi, Ondrejcak studied structure and portray at Savannah Faculty of Artwork and Design and, later, playwriting at Brooklyn Faculty beneath Mac Wellman and Vito Acconci. His work with experimental theater led him to a profession in artwork course and manufacturing design within the trend trade the place he turned recognized for daring, large-scale environmental installations. Andrew’s theatrical works have been introduced at REDCAT, Los Angeles; Palais des Beaux-Arts, Brussels; Modern Artwork Heart, New Orleans; deSingel Worldwide Arts Campus, Antwerp; Holland Competition, Amsterdam; The Kampnagel, Hamburg; and in New York at The Kitchen, BAM Harvey Theater, The Public Theater in Underneath the Radar Competition and the Guggenheim Museum’s Works in Course of as curated by Robert Wilson. He has been the inventive director of particular initiatives for Hermes, Vivienne Westwood, 3.1 Phillip Lim, New York and Shanghai Vogue Weeks, Brooklyn Academy of Music (BAM), Vogue Italia, amongst others. For a decade, he was a lecturer on the Museum of Fashionable Artwork.

Isabel Sandoval is an actress and filmmaker who wrote, directed, edited and starred within the movies Señorita, Aparisyon, Lingua Franca. She skillfully weaves collectively Catholic mysticism and Filipino historical past with transgender and immigrant experiences. With the movie Lingua Franca, Sandoval turned the primary out trans lady of coloration to compete on the Venice Movie Competition.

Midnight Second is made attainable by the Instances Sq. Promoting Coalition, ABC SuperSign, American Eagle, Branded Cities, Clear Channel, Disney Retailer, Categorical, Levi’s, LG, Line Buddies, Morgan Stanley, Microsoft, New Custom, Outfront, Paramount, Sensory Interactive, Sephora, Sherwood Equities, Present + Inform, Silvercast, Swatch, T-Cell, TSX, and JCDecaux.

Main assist of Instances Sq. Arts is supplied by Morgan Stanley. Extra program assist is supplied by the Nationwide Endowment for the Arts; the New York State Council on the Arts with the assist of Governor Kathy Hochul and the New York State Legislature; and public funds from the New York Metropolis Division of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the Metropolis Council. Extra assist for Midnight Second is supplied by Meta Open Arts and the Instances Sq. Promoting Coalition.

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Originally posted 2023-11-13 05:00:07.