Oct 10th 2019

Roman Susan Art Foundation is grateful to announce a new screening series in collaboration with The Leather Archives & Museum.

Focusing on fixed-frame, one-take, moving image works, ROMANSUSAN.ORG/RESTRAINT emphasizes structural rigor, intimacy, performative creativity, and the freedoms, limitations, and joys of utilizing control in order to realize personal pursuits.

The first work shared for this series will be Eclipsing (Body) by Amina Ross, created in 2014.

An undisciplined creator, Amina Ross creates boundary-crossing works that embrace embodiment, imaging technologies, intimacy and collectivity in physical and digital spaces. Amina has exhibited work, spoken on panels, and taught workshops at venues throughout the United States and most recently in the Netherlands at BarTalk and in Cuba as a part of the 2019 Havana Biennial. Amina founded and co-organized ECLIPSING, a multi-media festival celebrating darkness, the participatory performance series Beauty Breaks, and the venue F4F. Amina was a 2018-2019 Artist-in-Residence at Arts & Public Life and the Center for the Study of Race, Politics, and Culture at the University of Chicago. Ross is currently an MFA candidate at Yale School of Art within the sculpture department. For more information, please visit aminaross.com.

This programming series is a collaboration with The Leather Archives & Museum. The Leather Archives & Museum was founded by Chuck Renslow and Tony DeBlase in 1991 as a community archives, library, and museum. The mission of the organization is making leather, kink, BDSM, and fetish accessible through research, preservation, education and community engagement. For more information, please visit leatherarchives.org.

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