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Fall 2014

Friday, October 3, 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM

Queer Embodiment, Desire, Urban Space: DE SIDERE 7

Desidere 7Renowned Indian feminist scholar Lata Mani and Argentinian filmmaker Nicolás Grandi present their recent collaboration, an experimental 38 minute video entitled De Sidere 7, a meditation on desire, queer embodiment, and urban space shot in New Delhi and Bangalore. The screening of the video will be accompanied by a discussion and Q&A with the filmmakers. Cherrie Moraga praises, “De Sidere 7 is a meditative inquiry of desire from the profound place of spirit. The ever-teacher, Lata Mani, suggests desire is not to be transcended but wholly embraced — as an embodied god, the black and white solitude of almost still photograph, a woman in (re)pose and dance. Grandi’s kaleidoscopic filmic work serves up a visual and aural feast that captures the lingering scent of such knowings within us.”

Presented by the Asian/Pacific/American Studies Program in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU; co-sponsored by the Gender and Sexuality Studies Program in the Department of Social and Cultural Analysis at NYU; Co-sponsored by the Asian/Pacific/American Institute at NYU, SouthAsia@NYU, and the Center for the Study for Gender & Sexuality at NYU.