ACMI Studio 1
Body positivity is a social movement and a belief that all human beings are entitled to be positive and unashamed of their bodies. The feminine beauty ideal stipulates that the “ideal type” of woman is a slender, white, abled-bodied and cisgendered woman. Any body deviating from that is penalized and policed by the dominant culture. This is a series of short films gives that ideology the middle finger, and explores pride in bodies outside the “ideal.”
dir. Hinni Huttunen, (2015)
A fat body is one of the most stigmatized physical features. The video studies norms that define stereotypical ideas of beauty.
MOTHER OF PEARL
dir. Deise Hauenstein, (2014)
In a tide oblivious to diversity, pearl oysters live under attack for not fitting into the standards and sizes. This is the story of how their pearls are born.
dir. Kelli-Jean Drinkwater, (2014)
The story of Melbourne's fat femme synchronised swim team sculling, egg beating and high kicking towards their first ever live performance. We follow artist and activist Kelli Jean Drinkwater as she meets the team and chats about self-acceptance, embracing body positivity and how they as individuals and as a group challenge society's relentless negativity towards fatness. Dive into radical body politics through the art of water dance!
dir. Hannah Stevens, (2017)
A short film about wheelchair-using pole dance champion, Erin Clark.
(Emilie Jouvet, 2017)
One chapter from the experimental and sensual feature length film: My Body My Rules (2017) by Emilie Jouvet. Artist No Anger explores sexuality in a disabled body, articulated through dance.
(Emilie Jouvet, 2017)
One chapter from the experimental and sensual feature length film: My Body My Rules (2017) by Emilie Jouvet. Rebecca uses poetry, paint and silence to explore the intersection of body politics and racial identity.
(Lara Köse, 2015)
Sad goth party jams.
Accessibility: This venue is wheelchair accessible, with accessible public transport nearby. Sleeveless/Fearless has no dialogue. Mother of Pearl, No and Rebecca have subtitles. Subtitles and closed captioning are not available for AQUAPORKO! Born Different, and Reverend Mother.