Tonight Dirty Looks presented THIS IS NOT A DREAM at the Kitchen. The film is a series of interviews with legendary and up-and-coming performers examining the intersections of film and performance in their work. Glenn O’Brien argued that his ‘TV Party’ series showed the humility inherent in showing the camera, showing the shoes or airing dead time on TV. Nao Bustamante explained, and I’m paraphrasing… “as long as I can low a little “woop” into the universe which liberates television and gets people thinking about multigendered amorphously sexual creatures…” And Vaginal Davis quipped, “I prefer bad reviews.” The film works to allow the multitude of artists that have looked at our media saturated culture and dared to speak back, a platform to better explain what they did and why they did it. And just about everyone seemed to try and encourage audiences to stand up and engage the world.
DIRTY LOOKS: ON LOCATION (http://onlocation.dirtylooksnyc.org/) is a month-long series of queer interventions in New York City spaces. Over the course of July, artist film and video will appear in these queer social spaces and former sites of queer sociality (like shuttered bars, bathhouses and former meeting zones). A new piece, a different setting on each night of July.
Gavin Butt and Ben Walters introduce their documentary ‘This Is Not A Dream’ followed by extracts of the interactive performance by Dickie Beau.