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The Body and Queer Listening with Mendal Polish

February 17, 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Third Friday Durham
February, 17, 2017
Program begins at 6pm

On February 17, 2017 the Power Plant Gallery will host invited curator Mendal Polish for a one-night event, called “The Body and Queer Listening,” featuring audio works by nine artists.

“On this night, we will come together in the dim light to listen with one another. We will convene, yearning to hear queer voices,” Polish explains. “We will continue to create our cultures in resistance to all that is trying to drown out and disappear our stories.”

In recognition of those participating in the #F17 national general strike, the gallery will alter its regular Third Friday Durham reception by limiting its offerings to water and wine that is already a part of the gallery inventory.

The event is free and open to all who wish to attend. If you have questions about accessibility, please contact Director Caitlin Margaret Kelly at 919-660-3622 or powerplantgallery@duke.edu.

Join us for Third Friday Durham as invited curator Mendal Polish creates a one night listening session around The Body and Queer Listening.

Read the Center for Documentary Studies porch post blog as Mendal Polish shares her thoughts on the curating this special listening session.

Artist line up:
1. Calling In – Mendal Polish
2. I First You with Anything – Rin Johnson
3. Hope you Will Assure Me You’re Not in Jail – Nova McGiffert
4. Casualty of An Undeclared War – Mendal Polish
5. Aria – All My Waking Day Grabaccion – Jessica White
6. Loose Ends – Sylvia Herbold
7. Pulse – Owen Taylor and Mendal Polish
8. First Gay Bar – Owen Taylor with help from Mendal Polish
9. Leader Lady Loop – Sen Garcia
10. Politics of Care – Althea Baird
11. A(ffir)M – Lynn Casper

Mendal Polish

Mendal Polish

Mendal Polish is an alum of Duke’s MFA in Experimental Documentary Arts Program, and taught a class for the Arts in the Moving Image department called LGBTQ Cinemas last Spring. She came to Duke after years of facilitating Citizen Journalism classes for various groups involved in political struggles, and Digital Literacy classes at Prison Re-entry Center in Philadelphia.  Originally from San Francisco, Mendal began making movies in High School as a vehicle for activism and education, and has been creating media in many forms ever since. Her first love was moving image, though she has grown a deep passion for photography, audio, performance, and new media. Mendal is currently a teaching artist and empire resister in Philadelphia.


February 17, 2017
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
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Durham, NC 27701 United States
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Power Plant Building, Suite 100 American Tobacco Campus 320 Blackwell Street Durham, NC 27701
Phone: 919-660-3622 | Email: PowerPlantGallery@duke.edu | Mailing Address: Box 90800 Durham, NC 27708-0800