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Amir George: Contorting Metaphysical Hijinks


Location: Bartos Screening Room

Contorting Metaphysical Hijinks is a short film program featuring the films of Amir George. Through his work, George navigates the complexities of life, moving within, through, and around structuring narratives of power, love, joy, trauma, and self; thereby negotiating understandings of the multi-dimensionality of being. The films are amalgamations of spiritual stories juxtaposing sound and image with non-linear perceptions, fragmented vignettes that conjure the secret life of objects both found and collected that reside in “a world within a world.”

On Saturday, July 27, Amir George will lead a workshop, Radically Imagining an Archive, for anyone interested in curatorial practice, Afrofuturism, the state of experimental cinema within the African Diaspora, and found footage filmmaking. A combination ticket ($25) is available for those who want to attend both the workshop and screening.

All films directed by Amir George and presented in digital format.

Black Chains, 2018, 2 mins.

The Encompassed Wisdom of the Inevitable Manifestation, 2018, 2 mins.

MUM, 2018, 4 mins.

Shades of Shadows, 2018, 6 mins.

Moments of Intention, 2018, 8 mins.

Passages of Excess, 2018, 15 mins.

Optimum Continuum, 2019,12 mins.

Decadent Asylum, 2017, 17 mins.

Man of the People, 2019, 17 mins.

Tickets: $15 ($11 seniors and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / free for children under 3 and Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels and above). Order tickets online(Members may contact [email protected] with questions regarding online reservations.)

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.