January 27 – 28, 2017
Friday, January 27 schedule: 11:00 am - 6:00 pm looped screening
Saturday, January 28, 2017 schedule:
     11:15 am sit-down screening
     12:15 pm artist talk by Julie Perini
     1:15 pm sit-down screening
     2:00 pm - 6:00 pm looped screening

Julie Perini’s experimental video project, They have a name for girls like me, uses appropriated material from films spanning many cultures and decades with characters named “Julie.” Each time Perini presents the work, she adds more material, offering a cross-section of global fiction narrative filmmaking. The video explores ideas about cinematic identification, the history of representation of women in cinema, and notions of gender as performance.

Upfor’s first presentation of this ongoing project was in the group exhibition Self(ie) Portraits. In this new version, Perini re-edited the nearly 40 excerpts to include more filmic material around every utterance of the name, in an exhausting search for an archetypal “Julie.” The screening includes exhibition of several digital prints, titled Flattened Videos, which are composed from film stills of works sampled in They have a name for girls like me.

Julie Perini (b. 1977, Poughkeepsie, NY) creates experimental and documentary videos and films, installations, and live events. Her work often explores the areas between fact and fiction, staged and improvised, personal and political. Perini’s work has exhibited and screened internationally at venues including the Centre Pompidou-Metz (France), Artists' Television Access (San Francisco), Visible Evidence XX (Stockholm), The Horse Hospital (London) and Cornell Cinema (Ithaca, NY). Perini holds an MFA from the University at Buffalo’s Department of Media Study and a BS from Cornell University. Organizations supporting her work through grants and fellowships include New York Foundation for the Arts, the New York State Council on the Arts, The Regional Arts and Culture Council, the Oregon Arts Commission and The Precipice Fund.