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THE MAGIC HEDGE

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THE MAGIC HEDGE 9:00 | video | 2016

The Magic Hedge explores a bird sanctuary located on a former Cold War Nike missile site on the north side of Chicago. Left to wander and observe, the viewer becomes aware of the park’s open secret: men looking for fleeting sexual contacts within the trees and shrubberies. The video highlights the many contradictions of a site historically devoted to military surveillance and now designed to preserve and control the “wildlife”.

The Magic Hedge had its world premiere at the Hot Docs in May 2016. It was also presented at  Now and After 16: Ecology Without Borders at State Darwin Museum in Moscow, Phi Center in Montréal, Antimatter Media Art in Victoria, Les Rendez-vous du Cinéma Québécois in Montreal, Chicago Underground Film Festival,  Iowa City International Documentary Film FestivalCheap Cuts Documentary Festival at the Cinema Museum, London, Loud and Proud Festival in Paris, Korea Queer Film Festival in Seoul, Euganea Film Festival in Padua, Italy, Les Percéides in Gaspésie and the European Media Art Festival in Osnabruck, Germany.

The video is distributed by Video Data Bank and Vidéographe

To see a full preview: fmoffe@saic.edu

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With the participation of ektor garcia, Joelle Mercedes, Rami George, Karl Swinehart, aCeb00mbaP and the voice of Abel Berumen

Sound Mix by Lou Mallozzi at the Experimental Sound Studio

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