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OPENING NIGHT FLAHERTY NYC: Transitional Objects/Transitional Subjects

January 19, 2016 @ 7:00 pm - 9:30 pm

Filmmakers Jennifer Montgomery and Xu Wang in person

Taking after psychoanalyst D.W. Winnicott’s concept of the “transitional object,” these works explore creativity within the intermediate area between psyche and materiality. For Winnicott, the transubstantiation of internal into external reality is initiated by the mother who functions as a medium, turning infantile rage into calm, hunger into plenitude. These artists carry forward the generative task of mediation, showing how human vitality is sustained through technological transformations. Through acts of destruction and creation, they fashion worlds of fantasy and play that re-vision our origins and fuel speculations about the future.

Transitional Objects
Directed by Jennifer Montgomery

Farewell Etaoin Shrdlu
Directed by David Loeb Weiss

Country Ball
Directed by Jacolby Satterwhite

Eve and David
Directed by Xu Wang

The Golden Chain
Directed by Buki (Adebukola) Bodunrin and Ezra Claytan Daniels


January 19, 2016
7:00 pm - 9:30 pm
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Anthology Film Archives
32 Second Avenue New York 10003

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