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Random Man Editions Presents: Maya Ben David w/Q&A

Random Man Editions will be presenting their video release of Maya Ben David's work, with the artist present following the screening for Q&A. All tickets $5, beer & wine available.

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Maya Ben David (MBD) is a Toronto-based Jewish-Iranian Anthropomorphic Airplane. Working in video, installation and performance, she creates worlds and characters that aid her ongoing exploration of anthropomorphism, cosplay and performative personas. Ben David presents the origin stories of her characters in the form of video and performance, and expands on them via her online presence. They often inhabit alternate universes accompanied by nostalgia, such as the worlds of Pokémon and Spiderman. In addition, Ben David also plays a character called MBD who is known for having multiple feuds with her many alter egos as well as the art world. Most infamously, MBD has ignited online feuds with artists such as Jon Rafman and Ajay Kurian. 

mayabendavid.net

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Random Man Editions is a Brooklyn publisher of media and books with a focus on fringe , overlooked , and forgotten works of all categories. The publications come together as a collaboration between publisher , artist and friends and can be found on randomman.net 

MBD VHS/ DVD available in September

Earlier Event: August 13
Community Filmmaker Meetup
Later Event: August 14
The Masters Series: Abbas Kairostami