Asa Mendelsohn seeks to learn from nonfiction and experimental films that document relationships in process. Mendelsohn’s writing will attend to queer-trans filmmaking practices that are also world-rebuilding practices—that model possibilities for social and political coalition-making as complex forms of love. Through form and approach, Mendelsohn will consider filmmaking and writing as practices that can both generate and mediate desire.

Asa Mendelsohn is an artist, writer, and teacher motivated by transfeminist politics and possibilities for transformation through close listening. Mendelsohn has facilitated performances with students and workers in schools, museums, basements, a shopping mall, an airport, and online, and has shared work via phone, radio, and venues including Kunsthalle Wien, Links Hall, Chicago; Künstlerhaus Halle für Kunst und Medien, Graz; the Blanton Museum of Art, Austin; and Anthology Film Archives, New York. He has written for and with friends, including librettos for Ubundu and Aphasia (directed by Jelena Jureša) and published essays in Social Text, Sounding Out!, Momus, The Brooklyn Rail, and elsewhere.