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Arts + Lit Lab | Seeing Pink: Videos by Ariel Teal

November 30, 2022 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm

Join the Arts + Literature Laboratory as we welcome Ariel Teal, who will present a survey of her short videos in person on Wednesday, November 30 at 7:00 p.m. Admission $5.00, free for ALL members. Seating is limited, and doors open at 7:30 p.m. A $1 fee will be added for single admission credit card charges at the screening, but no fee charged for multiple admissions ($10 or more) at the screening.
Seeing Pink features a series of personal narrative videos that tell a non-linear story of healing from artist Ariel Teal. The works in this program explore femme embodiment, the boundaries of sexuality and desire, and what it means to be socialized as a “girl.” Collaging self-shot video, text, appropriated media and animation, Teal reconstructs memory and narrates her experiences as a form of self-actualization. This series reflects the attempts to understand love, intergenerational trauma, and experiences of sexual violence.
Ariel Teal will introduce the screening and discuss the videos in a Q & A session afterwards.
Becoming | 2018 | 8 minutes
Embodying a body after trauma. Blowjobs, Buffy the Vampire Slayer, and memory are interwoven in attempt to process and find bodily autonomy.
Monday Night | 2018 | 5 minutes
Lying awake at night trying to remember what happened that other night.
Romantic Getaway | 2020 | 10 minutes
A very special episode of my life. An exploration of the confusion and pain felt after a lover’s assault.
Seeing | 2022 | 9 minutes
Objectification becomes confused for desire. I try to extricate myself from the value systems that I have internalized.
Pink Movie | 2022 | 14 minutes
A meditation on girlhood, unconditional love, and a favorite color.
Ariel Teal (she/they) is an artist, activist, and current graduate student in the Sandra Rosenbaum School of Social Work at UW-Madison. Previously, Teal received her MFA in Film from UW-Milwaukee where she taught for 5 years and was the Program Director of the Union Cinema. She has screened her films at the Echo Park Film Center, Florida Experimental Film & Video Festival, Anthology Film Archives, Onion City Film Festival, and Kassel Dokfest, among others.
Mills Folly Microcinema is funded in part by grants from Dane Arts and the Madison Arts Commission, with additional funds from the Wisconsin Arts Board.


November 30, 2022
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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