In the early ’90s this collaged and photocopied zine a DIY aesthetic to celebrate a hairy, faerie queer community, and now it’s back for one night.
A Rare Screening of Videos by Trans Artist and Activist Chris E. Vargas
Dirty Looks presents the first-ever West Coast survey of Vargas’s early works.
Expanding Our Definitions of Feminism, Gender, and Intersectionality
The one-night performance event Ain’t I A Womxn? will take place in the newly redesigned Los Angeles State Historic Park.
Win a Pair of Passes to Dirty Looks, a Queer Film and Performance Festival in LA
Hyperallergic is giving away three pairs of festival passes that will get you and a friend into all of 31 events.
A New Online Home for Writing on Experimental Queer Film
In January 2011, writer and curator Bradford Nordeen launched Dirty Looks NYC, a roving screening series for queer experimental film. Not long after the project’s three-year anniversary, Nordeen announced the launch of a new aspect of Dirty Looks NYC: an online publishing platform.
They’re Here, They’re Queer, Get Into It: Dirty Looks
This July, the monthly film series Dirty Looks mounted the second installment of their “On Location” program, an ongoing presentation of art interventions that encroaches everywhere from bars to galleries to the television sets of everyone in the New York area. The series takes on guerrilla tactics of presenting queer experimental underground films.
Transgressive Queer Art, Tinged with Nostalgia
Today’s New York art world is painfully nostalgic for the 1980s — a time when rent in the East Village could be paid on tips, syringes littered the streets, and social forces challenged artists to create astounding works. Creativity crackled in the air, as did the impending trauma and transformation of the near future. Social spaces existed before social media supplanted them. It was a time — “post-disco, pre-house,” according to performance artist Jack Waters — when you could both dance and talk in clubs, and those clubs weren’t just filled with $12 cocktails and bridge-and-tunnel riffraff, but exciting creators building a community.
Two Kickstarter Art Projects Worth a Look
We receive requests for Kickstarter projects all the time. Some are good but others are simply WOW! These two projects caught our attention recently and we wanted to encourage you to lend your financial support or simply share them on your social networks.