Aykan Safoglu’s Off-White Tulips seamlessly weaves together sexuality, politics and race from the perspective of an outsider. Tiny Bird, by Dane Komljen, explores a gay cruising ground, taking on the issues of brotherhood and manliness while doing so. These are just two examples of the queer content in this year’s Images Festival.
One of the largest experimental and independent film festivals in North America, Images has expanded to include live performances and media installations. The 2014 lineup promises more LGBT-focused content, featuring three headlining films that tackle queer issues. The festival will also host Transcending Binaries, a collection of multimedia works from six artists.
Curated by Adrienne Crossman, Transcending Binaries explores notions of sexuality and gender in digital media. Works from Sarah D’Angelo and Adriana Disman not only question the relationship between the physical and digital self, but blur the lines between gender and sexuality.
Seeking Single White Male will screen as part of the Monitor Reruns program — which showcases the last decade of the South Asian Visual Arts Centre’s Monitor program. Created by author Vivek Shraya, this short film examines the South Asian experience in a whitewashed culture.