MIX NYC Presents: FluidØ by Shu Lea Cheang with Alexandra Juhasz
Join MIX NYC in celebrating 30th years of Queer experimental art and film with some of the most influential makers of our time!
Shu Lea Cheang is one of the first film makers MIX NYC had the pleasure of screening back in 1997. FLUIDØ will be introduced with remarks by Alexandra Juhasz, producer of 'The Owls' and 'Watermelon Woman'. Q & A to follow.
Fresh from the 67th International Film Festival Berlin, FLUIDØ is set in the post-AIDS future of 2060, where the Government is the first to declare the era AIDS FREE, mutated AIDS viruses give birth to ZERO GEN - humans that have genetically evolved in a very unique way. These genderfluid ZERO GENs are the bio-drug carriers whose white fluid is the hypernarcotic for the 21st century, taking over the markets of the 20th century white powder high. The ejaculate of these beings is intoxicating and the new form of sexual commodity in the future. The new drug, code named DELTA, diffuses through skin contact and creates an addictive high. A new war on drugs begins and the ZERO GEN are declared illegal. The Government dispatches drug-resistant replicants for roundup arrest missions. When one of these government android's immunity breaks down and its pleasure centers are activated, the story becomes a tangled multi-thread plot and the ZERO GENs are caught among underground drug lords, glitched super agents, a scheming corporation and a corrupt government. We invite the viewers to check in as a fluid junkie for a super hyper viral ride.