Posts Tagged ‘video


Open Studios this weekend!

Come see an installation of documentation from Becoming Dragon this Saturday, April 4th, from 2-8pm at UCSD! It will include video documentation, digital prints and a 3d fabrication of my dragon avatar.


3 Minute Documentation Video

I prepared this for another festival submission. I’m working on a longer video for Open Studios on April 4th at UCSD. Come out and see it! Until then, enjoy this…

Becoming Dragon, 3 Minute Documentation from azdel slade on Vimeo.


Short Video Documentation

I made this very short 2 minute video about Becoming Dragon. I’m working on a much longer version, but this was for a show submission so it had to be short and to the point. Enjoy and let me know what you think.

Becoming Dragon, 2 minute video documentation from azdel slade on Vimeo.


Come see Becoming Dragon in Alexandria, Egypt

Gender and Performativity — A Curated Film Program by Lasse Lau

January 3, 2009; 7:00 – 10:00 pm
Alexandria Contemporary Arts Forum (ACAF), 10 Hussein Hassab Street, Flat 6, Azarita, Egypt.

Gender in this film series curated by Lasse Lau is about the notion of the stylized and performed. What Jacques Lacan described as the mirror stage (le stade du miroir), the place where we are informed by the norm of the mirror, which becomes the core identification of the subject ontology. A body constantly changes character by moving between private and public, physical and virtual, performed and real. The subject relates to this fragmentation and disharmony through the reflection of the mirror, relating to what we are wearing; how we act and what we desire. The essential question then becomes – who am I in this world?

This Show is my Business by Mahmoud Khaled (EG): A film based on a meeting with Ozgen, a London based Turkish performer who has performed, taught, choreographed and directed for the last 14 years. His reputation as a male belly dancer and teacher has taken him across Europe. / English, Duration 16 min, 2008 /

Becoming Dragon by Micha Cardenas (US): Becoming Dragon questions the one-year requirement of ‘Real Life Experience’ that transgender people must fulfill in order to receive Gender Confirmation Surgery, and asks if this could be replaced by a one year period in the virtual environment of ‘Second Life’. For the performance, Micha Cardenas lived for 365 hours immersed in Second Life with a head mounted display, so that all she saw was Second Life and with a motion capture system to map her movements into Second Life. / English, Duration 5.5 minutes, 2009 /


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