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Ian Giles: After BUTT

24 January – 2 March 2018

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Different Ways: Ian Giles / Rob Crosse / Sam Ashby

Date: 25 February 2018, 2.30pm to 4.30pm
Location: LUX, Waterlow Park Centre

Different Ways: Ian Giles / Rob Crosse / Sam Ashby
Image courtesy Rob Crosse, and Film and Video Umbrella.

LUX and Chelsea Space present an afternoon screening exploring gay male histories and bodies; featuring new and recent films. This programme at LUX expands upon the context of Ian Giles’ current solo exhibition After BUTT on view at Chelsea Space until March 2nd 2018.

The selected films offer presentations of gay lives that shift away from a mainstream media depiction of gay men; here we see acts of love, counterculture and ageing through a queer lens. Within the works, politics and links between medical advances and sexual freedom play out on a domestic and international scale.

The event is free but requires registration. Please complete the form on UAL website.

For directions and information about visiting LUX please go to: https://lux.org.uk/about-us/visit-us

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Queer Mags: Reading ephemeral histories
A workshop with Laura Guy & Ian Giles

Date: Friday 2 March 10.30am - 4.30pm *Cancelled due to severe weather conditions
Location: The Red Room, Chelsea College of Arts

Queer Mags: Reading ephemeral histories

Queer Mags: Reading ephemeral histories is a one-day workshop exploring the form and function of queer magazines before the internet. The day will encompass a range of activities that prompt discussion around the potential uses of periodicals for anyone interested in engaging with recent histories of queer culture.

From the journals of the U.S. homophile movement to the glossy erotic mags of the ‘90s, print periodicals have been central to the fragmented networks, myriad desires and divergent styles of twentieth century queer culture. Publishing editorial content alongside advertisements, personals and letters pages, magazines prefigure online platforms by inviting participatory forms of readership. Unlike the almanac or the anthology, they are turned toward the here and now. Read out of time, magazines show us a slice through a particular moment including the writers and image makers, distributors and readers who shaped it.

The workshop has been developed by writer and researcher Laura Guy with Ian Giles in response to his film After BUTT, which is currently on display at Chelsea Space and explores the social and cultural legacy of BUTT Magazine, a publication made for and by gay men between 2001-2011.

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Refreshments provided. Programme details to follow


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