Filmmaker and visual artist Jennifer Reeder’s Feminist Parking Lot is an all-ages, all-genders celebration of the radical handmade with artists and friends. Gather and reclaim the joy of hanging out in a collective space. Catch the spirit of suffragettes by making a banner to wear, carry, or display with Lacey Prpić Hedtke. Join a zine-making workshop with artist Z Akhemotova and learn screen printing with artist and organizer Courtney Cochran. An artist-inspired pop-up library will expand your feminist thinking. Films by Elisabeth Subrin and Sadie Benning loop all evening in the Mediatheque.
Art-making Activities & Workshops
Art-making Activities & Workshops, 5–8 pm
All activities will be held both inside the Walker and outside in the upper garden or Minneapolis Sculpture Garden.
Banner-making with Lacey Prpić Hedtke
In the spirit of suffragettes, all are invited to make a banner to wear or display as art or both! Banners have been used as portable altars as well as ways to communicate a message or prompt us to action. Visit the banner-making space to create a piece of art or adornment using satin, beads, fringe, and the power of glue guns, while crafting, chatting, and enjoying creating together.
Screen Printing with artist, filmmaker, and community organizer Courtney Cochran.
Zine-making Workshop with Z Akhmetova.
Films in the Mediatheque
Collection Playlist: Shulie by Elisabeth Subrin and Flat is Beautiful by Sadie Benning
Elisabeth Subrin’s Shulie (1997) is a shot-by-shot reconstruction of a 1967 student film about 22-year-old art student Shulamith Firestone, who three years later wrote the ground-breaking and prescient book The Dialectic of Sex: The Case for Feminist Revolution.
Sadie Benning’s Flat is Beautiful (1998) is a live-action portrait of a gender nonconforming eleven-year-old. The film uses hand-drawn masks, animation, and dramatic scenes shot in Super 8 and Pixelvision to explore their internal and external worlds.
Both titles from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection feature appearances by filmmaker Jennifer Reeder.
The Bentson Mediatheque is located in the Walker’s Main Lobby.
About the Artists
Z Akhmetova is an artist and educator based in St. Paul. Their work includes illustration, zines, public murals, and textile art, and is animated by a fascination with nature, a belief in the inherent dignity of all living things, and a conviction that more art should be local and free.
Courtney Cochran (Anishinaabe) is a multidisciplinary artist, filmmaker, and community organizer based in Minneapolis. Her work often addresses issues related to ongoing effects of injustices and colonialism, inspiring healing through creative collaboration to restore traditions and to foster connectivity across divides.
Lacey Prpic Hedtke is a photographer, librarian, astrologer, public artist, maker, arts organizer, and doer based in Minneapolis. Working with 19th-century photographic processes, she explores themes of history of place, protection, magic, and remembrance, using house histories, public record, and city directories as inspiration. In 2017 she opened the Future, a community space in Minneapolis and artist residency for artists and witches. She holds a BFA in photography from Lesley University College of Art and Design, with a focus on alternative processes, and an MLIS from St. Catherine University.
Filmmaker Jennifer Reeder comes to the Walker Cinema this summer as artist-in-residence and guest curator for the film series Jennifer Reeder and the Teen Autonomous Zone. Reeder constructs personal fiction films about relationships, trauma, and coping. Her innovative, award-winning narratives borrow from a range of forms such as after-school specials, amateur music videos, and magical realism. Her films have screened in festivals worldwide, including Sundance, Berlin, London, Tribeca, Rotterdam, SXSW, the Venice Biennale, and the Whitney Biennial.
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