BasketArt Court (long)

Performance artist, Xray Aims, transforms a Covid-abandoned basketball court into an expansive outdoor installation. The work, which came to them in a dream, culminates in the durational creation of a sculptural weaving that spans one backboard to the other, as dog walkers, neighbors, sport players, and passersby, are invited to dialog about the work. These encounters are underscored by the unique soundscape of Covid: birds, wind, and a busy hospital next door. As the artist ties square knots of the raw material, bicycle inner tubes, Aims also weaves human relationships, to forge meaningful connections in the face of so much disconnection.
(long is 11:29min, but there is a shorter 3:27)
I am currently working on creating CC for this.

  • Xray Aims
  • Xray Aims
  • Project Type:
    Documentary, Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    lgbtqia+, disability, queer, performance art, lgbt, non-binary, genderqueer, first film
  • Runtime:
    3 minutes 26 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    April 1, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    5,000 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    United States
  • Country of Filming:
    United States
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  • First-time Filmmaker:
  • Student Project:
  • Provincetown International Film Festival
    United States
    June 15, 2022
    North American Premiere
  • Boston Short Film Festival
    United States
    July 12, 2022
  • Wicked Queer | Boston's LGBTQ+ Film Festival
    United States
    April 1, 2021
    North American Premiere online
Director - Xray Aims