PAPA Mini-Residency: Crouching Tiger, Hidden Memories
Li Mu Bai. The Green Destiny. Jade Fox. Michelle Yeouch! Nothing holds the same space in the annals of film history as Ang Lee’s Crouching Tiger, Hidden Dragon. Come join us in-person for a special screening of this beloved epic. As a part of PAPA’s mini-resident Chantal Vorobei Thieves’ ongoing project, Memory, Vein: The Collected Tapes—where personal memories are shared in connection to specific scenes from various films—members of the audience are invited to narrate your personal memories over the action! This movie-watching experience will lie somewhere between Mystery Science Theater 3000 and the director’s commentary tracks from the special features on DVDs (remember those?).
Chantal Vorobei Thieves is a multimedia artist who creates to both understand what is to be and stay alive. Titles of her recent works include, Piano Lessons, “Memory, Vein,” A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Terrorist, Mulata She-male Gets it From All Sides, and Not One & Simple, or, What Would James Baldwin Do? She was resident at the Queer Materials Lab, Translab, The Performance Intensive, PAPA, PAAFF, & the upcoming Session 9 of the Raw Materials Academie hosted at the ICA in Spring 2022. She is founding a church devoted to the worship and study of art called The Church of the Quarter-Closed Eyes.