August Joensalo’s Space Is Quite a Lot of Things (2021) will be screened at Queer Screen Mardi Gras Festival, held from February 15 – March 2 2023 in Sydney, Australia. Joensalo’s short film is included in the screening QueerDoc Shorts, taking place on Saturday, February 18 2023, at 13:45 in Ritz Cinemas.
In Space Is Quite a Lot of Things, curiosity about a world without gender sets a journey through a world of jellyfish and disco uncles, creating space for four trans people to share how they relate (or not) to their own gender, imagine visions of their own queer utopia, and reveal whether gender can be felt in your toes.
August Joensalo (b.1993) is a film director, writer and photographer based in Finland. They use film and images as mediums for creating relatable utopias for queer and trans people. Their practice is focused on queer time & space, and trans narratives existing outside of the binaries of language, bodies and identities. They graduated from their MFA in Film at HDK-Valand in 2021.
Queer Screen Mardi Gras Festival, February 15 – March 2 2023, Sydney, Australia
More information: Queer Screen
AV-arkki has promoted and distributed Finnish media art since 1989. AV-arkki’s promotional efforts have made the artists’ participation in this event possible.