Teen Spirits
June 2022

To launch the fourth issue, Peculiar Forms, of Open City Documentary Festival’s Journal Non-fiction, artists and contributors, Morgan Quaintance and Diane Severin Nguyen, will join the editor of this issue, curator Aily Nash, for a screening and an extended conversation. Both artists will present new moving image works that speak to the formative years of teenage life as the burgeoning moment of artistic and political awakening. Radical and lasting inspirations, as well as aspirations for transcendental experiences, informed these artists and their notions of what is possible in both life and through aesthetics.

Issue 4: Peculiar Forms includes contributions by Peggy Ahwesh, Basma Alsharif, Payal Kapadia, Jean-Paul Kelly, James N. Kienitz Wilkins, Jumana Manna, Aily Nash, Diane Severin Nguyen, Joana Pimenta & Adirley Queirós, Morgan Quaintance, and Oraib Toukan.