MIX NYC 30 Presents: FLUID0
Brooklyn Night Bazaar
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Fresh from the 67th International Film Festival Berlin, FLUIDØ is set in the post-AIDS future of 2060, where the Government is the first to declare the era AIDS FREE, mutated AIDS viruses give birth to ZERO GEN - humans that have genetically evolved in a very unique way. These genderfluid ZERO GENs are the bio-drug carriers whose white fluid is the hypernarcotic for the 21st century, taking over the markets of the 20th century white powder high. The ejaculate of these beings is intoxicating and the new form of sexual commodity in the future. The new drug, code named DELTA, diffuses through skin contact and creates an addictive high. A new war on drugs begins and the ZERO GEN are declared illegal. The Government dispatches drug-resistant replicants for roundup arrest missions. When one of these government android's immunity breaks down and its pleasure centers are activated, the story becomes a tangled multi-thread plot and the ZERO GENs are caught among underground drug lords, glitched super agents, a scheming corporation and a corrupt government. We invite the viewers to check in as a fluid junkie for a super hyper viral ride.
I was living in New York City throughout the 80s and 90s, being part of the downtown performance and independent filmmaking community. These were times of protest and street actions, of clubbing, sex, drugs and the AIDS epidemic. We lost many friends. ACT UP was leading direct action and civil disobedience to demand the release of curing drugs. FLUIDØ ultimately claims the virus as my own salvation. My attempt at reconciliation with the pain of lost intimacy. Projecting to a future , our bodies are colonialized, engineered, reconstituted. We own an empty shell of a body whose data we no longer have access to. FLUIDøs excessive ejaculation celebrates the free flow of body fluid.I want the movie to be watched in the cinema where audience can experience collectively the raw, uncensored body power.
- Shu Lea Cheang, 2017
|Brooklyn Night Bazaar
150 Greenpoint Ave
Brooklyn, NY 10156
|Wednesday Mar 14, 2018 7:00 PM
|Thursday Mar 15, 2018 12:00 AM
|Minimum Age: 17
|Kid Friendly: No
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!