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Film Screening + Conversation with Kenneth Tam

About the Event


Mar 14, 6 – 8pm


Barnum 008 / Medford

In conjunction with the TUAG exhibition Kenneth Tam: Standing in Soft Formation and in collaboration with Tufts Film + Media Studies Program, we are thrilled to present a special screening of three short films/ videos by Kenneth Tam: All of M (2019), Breakfast in Bed (2016), and sump (2015). The screening will be followed by conversation with Tam and Luis Arnías, a filmmaker from Venezuela and SMFA faculty, after which will be a light reception. All are welcome and advance registration is appreciated.

Parking for the screening is available at Dowling Hall, 419 Boston Ave, which is a 5 minute walk from Barnum Hall.

As evident in Standing in Soft Formation, Tam’s work in film, video and sculpture has long explored and critiqued modern-day masculinity through staged social rituals that trade in deep awkwardness: be they pre-prom photo-shoots, fraternity probates, or all-male clubs. Working with non-actors found via craigslist, Tam loosely scripts scenes for performance, creating often tender, funny, and yes, awkward videos and films.