The Green Slime
Cabaret Cinema: Face of the Future
Friday, June 15, 2018
9:30 PM–11:15 PM
1968, Kinji Fukasaku, Japan/USA, 90 min.
Introduced by artist Chitra Ganesh
Is it campy genius or utterly unwatchable? The 1968 cult classic The Green Slime has a killer theme song, a provocative poster that inspired one of the artworks in our sci-fi themed exhibition Face of the Future, and a berserk story about alien life forms whose slimy touch means Instant! Horrible! Death!
Artist in residence Chitra Ganesh, who curated this season of Cabaret Cinema, introduces the film.
About Cabaret Cinema: Face of the Future
Curated by Rubin Museum fellow and artist Chitra Ganesh, Cabaret Cinema takes its cue from the exhibition Face of the Future, in which emerging artists reimagine how the visual languages of science fiction and fantasy take shape and proliferate around the world through cinema. Each film will be introduced by an artist whose work expands and redefines the aesthetics of science fiction, explored in posters that can be viewed in the Art Lounge gallery just outside the theater.
Chitra Ganesh: Face of the Future is made possible by Rasika and Girish Reddy, Manoj and Rita Singh, Akhoury Foundation, and contributors to the 2018 Exhibitions Fund.
About the Introducer
In her drawing-based practice, Chitra Ganesh brings to light narrative representations of femininity, sexuality, and power that are typically absent from canons of literature and art. Her wall installations, comics, charcoal drawings, and mixed-media works often take historical and mythic texts as inspiration and points of departure to complicate received ideas of iconic female forms. Her vocabulary pulls from surrealism, expressionism, Hindu and Buddhist iconography, and traditional South Asian pictorial forms, connecting these sources with contemporary mass-mediated visual languages.
Ganesh graduated magna cum laude from Brown University with a BA in comparative literature and art-semiotics, and received her MFA from Columbia University in 2002. For over a decade, Ganesh’s work has been widely exhibited both locally and internationally, including at the Queens Museum, Museum of San Diego La Jolla, Berkeley Art Museum, Bronx Museum, Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts, and Baltimore Museum. Her works are held in prominent public collections such as the Philadelphia Museum of Art, San Jose Museum of Art, Baltimore Museum, Whitney Museum, and Museum of Modern Art.
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