Imogen Heath at MIX NYC

November 12 – 17 2013 MIX NYC presents the 26th New York Queer Experimental Film Festival. The queer arts programme features a series of installations.


Sexual Chemistry
Imogen Heath
2013, Germany, multi-projected 16mm, color. (loop)

This two-screen, 16mm analog film installation slows the moment leading up to a kiss down to a crawl. Shot at kissing parties thrown by the artist’s friends and lovers, Sexual Chemistry documents queer community, studies slow-burning desire and celebrates the chemical metamorphosis of film. Imperfections in the hand-processed film’s emulsion reveal dramatic alchemical reactions, as light, silver, flesh and skin contract, expand and bubble away with radical potential.

Surface Chemistry by Imogen Heath, 2013

This two screen analogue film projection is a study of human longings which cannot be contained.

Related Link

HOMEcountry, an Indiegogo video from Imogen Heath at Vimeo