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Poster for RPM Fest Presents Vitreous Chamber: Films by Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill

RPM Fest Presents Vitreous Chamber: Films by Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill

Coming on April 17

Run Time: 90 min.

A Lover’s Discourse: 10 Years of Queer Collaboration
Films by Vitreous Chamber – Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill

MALIC AMALYA & NATHAN HILL are queer artists who make experimental films, video, and expanded cinema with electronic musical scores. Visceral and cacophonous, their films traverse gritty landscapes of abandoned buildings, melting celluloid, video static, and leather on skin. Collaborating since 2014, they live and work in Boston, MA.

Malic and Nathan’s video, Magnetic Resonance, played at the Museum of Northwest Art and won a 2016 Audience Choice Award at the Crossroads Artist-Made Film and Video Festival in San Francisco. Their 16mm film, Vaseline, is distributed by Collectif Jeune Cinema in Paris and has screened in Paris, Berlin, New York City, Chicago, Seattle, and San Francisco. Additionally, they have performed Towards the Death of Cinema (16mm performance with live sound) at MIX NYC, the Nightingale Cinema in Chicago, Microlights in Milwaukee, and in the San Francisco’s Cinematheque’s Perpetual Motion series.

To Type Out Your Name
digital video, 5.5 minutes, 2014
Malic Amalya
To grasp: to apprehend; to enclose; to fathom; to follow; to keep; to know; to seize; to take hold of.

Magnetic Resonance
digital video, 5.5 minutes, 2015
Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill
Conduits of pull, attraction, & magnetism.

Eye Deconstruct
analog to digital video, 6 minutes, 2023
Nathan Hill
A video art visual assault subjected to Eyeball(s).

analog to digital video, 6.5 minutes, 2018
Nathan Hill
A meditation on the hard gay aesthetics and the solitary experience of the home video viewer.

35mm slides to digital video, 6 minutes, 2017
Malic Amalya
A housefly transitions into a man in order to cruise gay bars.

16mm with optical sound, 2020
Malic Amalya
Scientists have found that when we know the life history of a pest, we are better able to control it and prevent it from spreading diseases.

Living Lessons in the Museum of Order
16mm with optical sound, 20.5 minutes, 2023
Malic Amalya
Tourism in the age of mass incarceration and mass extinction.

16mm with optical sound, 6 minutes, 2016
Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill
Caught in a system of confinement, surveillance, and restriction, a leather fag eludes the state by recalling his lover bathed in Vaseline.

Vitreous Chamber is a collaboration between Malic Amalya & Nathan Hill. Learn more at

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Revolutions per Minute Festival (RPM Fest) is dedicated to short-form poetic, personal, experimental film, essay film, animation, documentary, video and audiovisual performance, and is co-hosted by Art and Art History Department and Cinema Studies at UMass-Boston, Brattle Theatre in Cambridge & Harvard FAS CAMLab.

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