Chaperone John Waters' Desperate Living (1977) w/ Kalup Linzy WEDNESDAY, JULY 22. 7PM
Chaperone John Waters' Desperate Living (1977) w/ Kalup Linzy
WEDNESDAY, JULY 22. 7PM. FREE. EFA Project Space, 323 W. 39th Street, 2nd Floor
"For a long time, I was a fan of John Waters' film Serial Mom with no familiarity of his previous work. Shortly after beginning the Conversations Wit de Churen series, I was accepted into the Skowhegan School of Painting and Sculpture. There, the faculty and my mentors suggested I look at early John Waters films. One film in particular,Desperate Living (1977), captured my imagination the most. Having first viewedDesperate Living a quarter of a century after its release, this classic film gave me the courage to freely and subversively explore subjects of race, gender and sexuality in my own video work - in particular, Conversations Wit de Churen 4: Play Wit de Churen and KK Queen Survey. In these particular works, psycho-sexually charged domestic drama, bad nerves, irreverent relationships, and characters who often could care less about each other's feelings all reflect Waters' influence." - Kalup Linzy
From June 10th through July 29th, 2009, EFA Project Space presents Chaperone. This weekly series consists of films handpicked by a group of artists, all whose work provocatively explores disparate aspects of our culture's love affair with mediated reality.
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