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Queer East Presents: Alien Body, Human Dreams – SOLD OUT

September 28, 2023 @ 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Free – £10
Nature imagery of a river and mountaing with a person wearing a green outfit and a brown cape.

**Please note this event is now sold out – we may be able to release more tickets nearer the screening. CCA Box Office are operating a waiting list for sold out events – please contact them directly to be added to this!**

A series of cinematic investigations that centre the body as a potent site of hybridity, rejecting false divisions of man/woman, human/animal/alien, self/other to construct their own embodied, multifaceted ways of being. Artists in this programme purposefully employ queering as a technique to misread, re-appropriate, and puncture the systems of power projected onto the body.

In these works by queer Southeast and East Asian filmmakers, we meet a speculative reality where human body parts are sold in food trucks and witness a dance-fight between a lion dancer and a contemporary dancer. Bodyhacking, ritualising, and ceremonialising is used to knead cosmologies, folding knowledges in upon themselves.

Curated by April Lin 林森

Tickets are on a pay what you can sliding scale of FREE, £2, £4, £6, £8, or £10. To book, click here or call the CCA Box Office on 0141 352 4900.


to boyhood, i never knew him (2022, dir. Trâm Anh Nguyễn): Words from a transgender man float to the surface as fleeting memories go on.

Longing for the Sun to Set Upwards (2022, dir. Jao San Pedro): An ode to the multiplicity, mutability, and expansion of what constitutes a body and a self, through imaging and technological mediations.

beast (2022, dir. Aileen Ye): A martial arts inspired dance-fight between a lion dancer and queer performer reflects the tension between traditional and modern identities.

Disease of Manifestation (2011, dir. Tzu-An Wu) The work builds itself towards the anarchistic conditions of the inner scenes, can also be seem as a wrong-manifesto.

Yummy Body Truck (2021, dir. Noam Youngrak Son) A fictional food truck selling human body parts mixed with other organisms in a biotechno-queer fantasy of interspecies mixing.

BXBY (2022, dir. Soojin Chang) In this self-recorded performance blending documentary and ritual practice, a hybrid creature attempts reproduction.

Garden Amidst the Flame (2022, dir. Natasha Tontey) A playful and imaginative fantasy that challenges the hypermasculine presentation of Minahasan ritual culture and everyday life.



This screening contains strobing lights, distorted imagery, distorted voice.

Content Warnings:

  • Discussions of cannibalism, direct reference to terminated pregnancy
  • Depiction of animated detached human parts, fake body parts being eaten, animal parts, recording of the inside a human bodysex, self-harm, distressing scenes, contains graphic reproductive content, imagery of the culling and dissection of a deer.

BXBY Content Warning (please note this may contain spoilers)

BXBY contains explicit content, including a close-up of a person using a speculum on themself and inserting a tube into their vagina (in a later scene they inject fluid into their vagina) and the graphic disembowelment and dismembering of a recently killed deer, which is revealed to be pregnant.

This screening is recommended for ages 16+

93 minutes long

Chinese, English, French, Indonesian audio with English captions. BSL-English interpretation and live captioning provided.

We have an Audience Access Fund for travel. If you would like to take this up, please visit the access desk at the entrance of the CCA, or contact [email protected].

You can find out more information about accessibility at SQIFF 2023 here. If you have any questions about accessibility at SQIFF 2023, please get in touch with us at [email protected] or by phone on 07873 331 036.

We ask that you wear a mask if possible and please don’t attend the screening if you have any symptoms of Covid-19 or have been in recent contact with a confirmed case. FFP2 masks will be available for free around the building.

Image: from BXBY (2022, dir. Soojin Chang)



September 28, 2023
6:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Free – £10
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