The Source is a Hole

Angelo Madsen Minax

2017 | 00:24:10 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 16:9 | HD video

Collection: New Releases, Single Titles

Tags: Language, Love, Memory, Myth, Philosophy, Poetry

The Source is a Hole poses a web of loose connections and liminal associations to sculpt a treatise on transexual mourning. As a series of love letters, stories recount the authors own inception at the 1982 world’s fair, his attempt to remove a lodged tampon, his cravings for bottomless eros, and a barrage of tangential encounters, spanning the everyday, to performance reenactment, to science fiction cinema analysis and drag. Weaving a tangle of footage - canonical sci-fi, new queer cinema, esoteric pornography, animation, and a reenactment of Bas Jan Ader's performance “I’m Too Sad To Tell You” - the narration contemplates holes upon holes upon holes.


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Toronto Queer Film Festival

Exhibitions + Festivals

Flaherty Film Seminar, Featured Artist, Skidmore University, Saratoga Springs, NY 2023

A Crisis of Human Contact: Angelo Madsen Minax, De La Warr Pavilion, Bexhill-Sussex, UK, curated by Joseph Constable, 2023 

Short Films by Angelo Madsen Minax, SPACE Gallery, Portland, ME, 2022

Filmmaker Retrospective: 5 Key Works, Kuir Bogota Festival De Cine, curated by Amber Bemak and Mario Andres Gonzalez, Bogota, Colombia, 2021

Filmmaker in Focus: Angelo Madsen Minax, Berwick Media Arts Festival, curated by Ana David, Hawick Scotland, UK, 2020

The Source is a Hole, and Also a Wound: Selected Short Works by Angelo Madsen Minax, La 

Lumiere Collective, curated by Marianna Milhorat, Montreal, QC, Canada, 2019 

American Experiments: Madsen Minax, Maysles Center for Documentary, New York, NY

YES: Microscope Gallery, Brooklyn, NY, 2018

Unseen Film Festival, Counterpath, Denver, CO, 2018

Ann Arbor Film Festival, Ann Arbor, MI, 2018

Bangalore Queer Film Festival, Bangalore, India, 2018

Blue Magpie Experimental Film Festival, Hsinchu City, Taiwan, 2018 

Alchemy Film and Moving Image Festival, Hawick, Scotland, UK, 2018

Columbus International Film and Animation Festival, Columbus, OH, 2018

(Premier) Toronto Queer Film Festival, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2017