All the Reasons

All the Reasons

“[Mike Kelley was] one of the most influential American artists of the past quarter century and a pungent commentator on American class, popular culture and youthful rebellion.”
The New York Times

“[Patty Chang’s Untitled (Eels)] calls attention to the viewer's own darker zones of fantasy and desire."
The New York Times

“[Michael Robinson’s Onward Lossless Follows is]a mystifying reflection on man-made catastrophe, digitally-mediated romance, and the dangers lurking in small-town suburbia … [It] is perhaps the filmmaker’s richest work to date.”
Film Comment


REDCAT is proud to present All the Reasons, short films made by moving image artists who play with embodiment, queerness, identity, sexuality and the grotesque. By turns pornographic, silly, anxious, titillating, and horrifying, these works look at the world askance, while dealing with the messiness of having a body. Co-curated by two moving image artists, the selection aims at shifting the films’ usual screening conditions (galleries or museums) to an innovative online single-channel viewing experience. Made from outsiders’ perspectives, not to fit spectators’ expectations but to create discomfort, these pieces are now transported to another setting where they don’t necessarily “belong.” The title of the program is loosely inspired by 100 Reasons—a provocative 1991 collaboration between Sheree Rose, Bob Flanagan and Mike Kelley. Other titles include: Patty Chang’s Untitled (Eels) (2001) and Michael Robinson’s Onward Lossless Follows (2017). 

This program contains sexually explicit content. For mature audiences only. 



Available September 21, 2020 to ticket holders with a password.
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8:00 PM

Introduction by Suzy Halajian

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8:00 PM


Curators' Notes

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9:30 PM

Q&A with co-curators Mariah Garnett and Aimee Goguen, moderated by Suzy Halajian

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Co-curated by Mariah Garnett and Aimee Goguen as part of the Jack H. Skirball Series. Funded in part by the Ostrovsky Family Fund, with special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences. Special thanks to Electronic Arts Intermix.


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MON 9/21
8:00 pm

THIS IS A VIRTUAL EVENT. A ticket purchase includes online streaming access to the program as well as the ability to participate in the live Q&A afterwards. Streaming will expire on September 22nd at 8pm.

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff