Will queer culture go out with a stylish bang, or will the spirits of Lemuria inspire us to preserve our fabulousness? Springing from the creative mind of trans director, writer, and animator Clement Hil Goldberg, this multimedia and multidisciplinary satire envisions both near-extinct lemurs and long-lost Lemuria. Lemuria (a precursor to the occult city of Atlantis) was an imagined site of catastrophic loss populated by Lemurians, queer prehistoric entities that went extinct alongside the Atlanteans. Goldberg’s work illuminates the at-risk nature of queer spaces as well as the world’s most endangered mammal, the lemur. While Lemurians confront their crystals, pill-popping lemurs struggle to survive as parallel extinction stories unfold through stop-motion animation, and live performance.
Goldberg’s darkly comedic satire connects threats of extinction to wildlife and marginalized communities, and stars Brontez Purnell, Heather María Ács, and Siobhan Aluvalot, with Zackary Drucker, Silas Howard, Xandra Ibarra, Ben McCoy, and Maryam Farnaz Rostami as additional voices of the animated lemurs. Come with them all to this dance party on the brink.
FRI | July 13 | REDCAT | 8:30 PM
Director/Scr: Clement Hil Goldberg
USA | 50 minutes | 2018
REDCAT Lounge | 9:30 – 11:00 PM
Clement Hil Goldberg is a San Francisco multidisciplinary artist working in film, theater and animation, with an MFA in Art Practice from UC Berkeley. Their work has been exhibited at BAMPFA and Worth Ryder, Institute of Contemporary Art, U Penn; CounterPulse, YBCA, SOMArts, ATA, all in San Francisco; and over 50 international film and arts festivals including Outfest, MIX NYC, and Cleveland International.