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Philadelphia Museum of Art – Final Friday Performance

Stop on the object / move on the image was a collaborative, site transformative performance work set in the Philadelphia Museum of Art against their Brancusi collection. The new work was included in the museum’s Final Friday programming on March 29th.

I designed a videoscape, projected on the ceiling and live, improvised score. The performance featured a collage of new and existing readings and durational movement by myself and four interdisciplinary artists Vitche-Boul Ra, Meg Foley, Sekai’afua Zankel, and Laura Neuman.

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Chicken and Egg – Nest Knight Fellowship

In April I was selected as a 2019 Nest Knight Fellow by Chicken and Egg Pictures for Frank Bey: When You Ask Me! The fellowship was a pilot program with the Knight Foundation that comes with a production grant and a year of mentorship with Chicken and Egg staff. More here: chickeneggpics.org/announcing-our-2019-nest-knight-fellows/

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Vox Populi – “This is a Transmission”

Presented as part of Just In Time: 30 Years of Collective Practice
Friday, April 26 – Sunday, June 23, 2019

Presented on-loop as a single-channel audio installation in Black Box, This is a Transmission features the voices of trans and non-binary artists from the Vox Populi community that also creates a site for conversation around the metaphysical and spiritual dimensions of non-cis experience. The audio-only approach in a gallery space moves away from the familiarity of visual representation of trans and non-binary selves. The immediacy of the form also opens up a direct and necessary conversation around an often under-talked about part of trans and non-binary lives. The work is a collective action to include and share personal experiences, tools, practices, language, concepts, and aspirations as an urgent and fundamental part of trans and non-binary wellness, wholeness, and creative life.

This is a Transmission features current members Levi BentleyMarie HinsonMarion Horowitz and Lane Speidel, as well as Vox Populi’s 2019 Black Box Curatorial Fellow Malachi Lily and guest artist Eppchez, with more contributions to come. This is a Transmission is an iteration of a project conceived and originated by former Vox member Catherine ‘Chet’ Pancake with current member Marie Hinson.

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The Whole Shebang – Winter Open Space Residency

Thank you to The Whole Shebang for a really special solo residency at the end of December where I explored new generative exercises in movement in writing. From my proposal:

I’m interested in some space for combining focused writing and movement. The project I’m in the middle of is a poetry collection or memoir about growing up in the mountains of Virginia in a rural, conservative community as a person of trans experience. In addition to narrative, the writing explores where place-making meets body in the movements through, between, and around physical/non-physical boundaries: mountain ridges, time fractures, and genders. In my explorations, I’m finding an exciting performative, embodied quality in my writing. Turns of phrase, colloquial sayings, or surprising images become gestures that lead the eye of imagination or create channels of alignment. I’d love the opportunity, particularly in these imaginative, generative stages, to bring the relationship of my words to body and movement into a literal form. This process would involve energy work, meditation, ecstatic movement, voice work, and some phrase building.

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Scribe Video Center – Doc Production Workshop

Had an amazing time facilitating a multi-week intensive workshop in documentary production for the end of 2018! Scribe Video Center is such an important home for me as a filmmaker and Philly creative. It hosts workshops in all stages of video production, as well as screenings, filmmaker meet ups, community documentary partnerships, and resources for the Philly film community. The 8-Week Documentary Production Workshop covers pre-production, filming, and an intro to post-production for participants creating short films. (In the picture from our field workshop — Sebastian, David, Afuah, Tim, Danielle.)

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Screening: Bite Your Tong

Bite Your Tong
12/12/18 7-10 pm
Vox Populi Gallery
Programmed by: Loraine Wible

A screening of movies about politics, satire, and absurdism by 12 womxn filmmakers.

List of Filmmakers:
Amy Whitaker
Lauren Sudbrink
Nishat Hossain
Merhnoosh Fetrat
Elizabeth Cambron
Luxin Zhang
Emily Hanako Momohara
Razan Alsalah
Lauren Post
Marie Hinson
Maddie Hewitt
Loraine Wible

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New Short Online: After the Date

After the Date from Iris Devins on Vimeo.

Iris, thank you for making this film! It’s a tough but sweet story about a trans woman who falls for a guy in what appears to be a fling, but ends up finding a partner she can face the world with. It’s a rich 15 minutes (watch it in 4k if you can!). Iris did such a gorgeous job with the color and sound on top of expert directing and producing with Q. Thank you for having me behind the camera, it was a delight to work with you and the talent of Pooya and Kwabena. It was such a thrill when we got to be there for the premiere at Frameline. Now it’s online for you to enjoy!! Please give it a share <3 afterthedatefilm.com

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$35,000+ Raised in Kickstarter Campaign

In the final hours of our culminating livestream of the Kickstarter campaign to fund Frank Bey: Ask Me How I Feel, we crossed our goal of $35,000.

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Group Show: A New Word for Here

A NEW WORD FOR HERE:
Marie Hinson and Katie Wynne

Pilot Projects, 5th and Cecil B. Moore, Philadelphia, PA

September 8, 2018 – October 5, 2018
Opening Reception 7-10 pm, September 8, 2018

“Outside and inside are both intimate—they are always ready to be reversed, to exchange their hostility. If there exists a border-line surface between such an inside and outside, this surface is painful on both sides.”

-Gaston Bachelard, The Poetics of Space

Pilot Projects is pleased to announce A New Word for Here, an exhibition of works by two Philadelphia artists, filmmaker Marie Hinson and sculptor Katie Wynne. Both artists hinge their work on the role of the personal and the body – one turning out into the world toward a larger landscape of boundaries and delineations, the other inward, to a space of affection and absence.

Wynne’s slowly moving fiber-mechanical sculptures present articles of clothing as empty vessels where a body once was. Torsos become fluid as their forms drift and fold, floating as if suspended in time or dancing as if animated by a spirit. Hinson’s film “The Road Through South Pass” taking place in the mountainous landscapes of Wyoming, features two dancers at various stages throughout a day, surrounded by vast expanses of wilderness and tracing a historic migratory path carved out by people and animals across generations. Where these two bodies meet, gesture and touch become moments of healing and poetic knowledge.

Possessing what may initially seem an inverse approach to the subject of “Here” both artists engage with conceptions of location through permeability, addressing the shifting and vastness of “Place” where meaning and purpose are developed along the boundary between presence and absence. Both Hinson and Wynne harness the sublimity of motion as a kind of magic or witchcraft, performing a spell on a location in order to transcend delineations of class, value, and ownership. The fluidity of divisions and boundaries provide a liminal space in both artists’ works. Outside and inside are suspect; the road is a non-location, the bodies non-beings.

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Publication: GingerZine Issue #13

So special to be included in this summer’s issue of GingerZine: www.gingerzine.net

Featuring writing and images from The Road Through South Pass.

“These films are part of my ongoing to work to heal and reimagine my relationships to my body, land, community and place. They are an opportunity for reconsidering and coming to terms with the stories my people have written into the land about how we got there, who belongs in it and its separateness from our selves.”

Read more at: www.gingerzine.net/issue-13