London and Los Angeles–based artist Patrick Staff works with film, installation, dance, and performance to investigate dissent, labor, and the queer body. For the first event in their forthcoming residency FD13 and the Walker Art Center present Staff’s most recent film, Weed Killer (2017), screened in the Walker’s Bentson Mediatheque. Weed Killer is the adapted from Catherine Lord’s moving, irreverent cancer memoir The Summer of Her Baldness (2004) to examine the boundaries between illness and health, pain and pleasure, and the social and individual body. A selection of related titles from the Walker’s Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection follows the screening, concluding with a Q&A by Staff and Sara Cluggish, Co-Director of FD13 residency for the arts.
February 22, 2018 at 7pm. This event is free and open to the public. Booking via the Walker Art Center.
LA-born, Berlin-based artist, writer, activist, and witch, Johanna Hedva presents the next iteration of This Earth, Our Hospital, an ongoing series of essays and performances about the politics of sickness, disability, and healing, as well as the book launch of On Hell, Hedva’s forthcoming sci-fi dystopian novel. The residency begins with a two-day writing workshop on astrology, mythology and storytelling, led by Hedva at The Future project space, located in South Minneapolis’ Witch District.
The free two-day workshop takes place on Sunday, March 4, from 4-6pm and Tuesday, March 6, from 6-8pm. Booking will open in early February. Please check back.