Performance & ScreeningsTalks
Join us for a screening of artist Rylan Friday’s The Sound of You Collapsing as featured In Search of Queertopias.
The screening will be followed by an artist talk and audience Q&A, moderated by guest curator, Nathan Clark. The conversation will explore the development of themes for the film, as well as a discussion on the intersection of queer and Indigenous communities, and the future of queer community spaces as sites of healing and positive growth.
The Sound of You Collapsing is a semi-autobiographical short film that explores emotional health and self-care in gay male relationships. The film is an amalgamation of lived experiences from 2015 to mid-2017 where Rylan was so enamored by these relationships that, like the film’s protagonist Noah, he forgot to look after himself. Rylan sees himself in Noah and his journey toward balance. The film acts as a goodbye letter to previous friends and relationships through the exposure of toxic patterns and exchanges—drug culture, toxic masculinity, past traumas—that can often go unnoticed.
Please note that this film may not be suitable for all audiences. The film includes scenes of sexual intimacy, domestic violence, and substance abuse.
This exhibition is presented with support from the Killy Foundation and the Audain Endowment for Curatorial Studies through the Department of Art History, Visual Art and Theory in collaboration with the Morris and Helen Belkin Art Gallery at The University of British Columbia.
This event is free and open to all. Please RSVP here:Register