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On March 24, Leslie-Lohman board member Chella Man’s newest film, The Device That Turned Me Into A Cyborg Was Born The Same Year I Was will be premiering internationally. The Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art will host the NYC premiere. The film will also premiere in simultaneously in Sydney, Australia at the Powerhouse Museum and in London with Nowness.
This film explores the nuances of life on a continuum between the Deaf and hearing world, oscillating between a daydream and nightmare as Man steps into his autonomy as a Deaf adult. We witness the constraints of machinery and how immobilizing it can be to live and breathe as a cyborg. At its core, this film is an anthem on self-love and exploration, paralleling the lessons that intimacy has granted its director and lead actor, Chella Man.
“Growing up without representation, I never felt intimately desired.
… let alone beautiful in my trans, disabled, multiracial form.
The liberating news is: I don’t need others to feel beautiful.”
– Director, actor, writer, artist, Chella Man
6pm: Doors open
7pm: Screening and Conversation