Deeper Understanding: Curating Queer the Past Five Years (Shorts Program)


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Deeper Understanding: Curating Queer the Past Five Years (Shorts Program)

  1. Monday, April 23, 2018 7:00 p.m.
you are boring

Tickets will be available online and in person on Monday, January 8, at 10:00 a.m.

Curator Bradford Nordeen is scheduled to be present.


This program of contemporary queer short-form videos has been assembled by Bradford Nordeen, creator and head curator for Dirty Looks, Inc., a bi-coastal platform for queer experimental film, video, and performance. Drawing on Nordeen’s curatorial work over the last five years with institutions such as Outfest Los Angeles and the Broad Museum, this program presents work produced by artists with varied time-based and fine-art practices. Grappling with 21st-century conceptions of queerness, camp, celebrity culture, and online world-making, each title is a swirling thesis on queer appropriation and the subversively personal potential of the public sector. These recent productions mine “RuPaul’s Drag Race,” Kristen Stewart, Whitney Houston, “Dynasty,” and Milli Vanilli to speak to society’s contemporary understanding of the trans body, gender roles (and their trappings), performative modes within late-stage capitalism, and hardcore sexuality. Shorts appearing in this program include YOU ARE BORING! (13 min., 2015, Vika Kirchenbauer), 100 Boyfriends Mixtape (13 min., 2016, Brontez Purnell), and Sashay Away (9 min., 2015–17, Chris E. Vargas.) Contains mature content. (HD Presentation)