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Dirty Looks LA: Eight Years On

Dirty Looks LA
Cinema
April
5
7 PM

Event Details

Date & Time:

Fri April 5, 2019
7 PM

Location:

The Block Museum of Art
40 Arts Circle Drive
Evanston, IL 60208

Audience:

Open to the public

Details:

Dirty Looks compiles eight years of experimental screenings for a shorts program of signature delights that queer the pop canon and (under)mine history for all of her unanswered questions. Ranging from digital drag revisionism to post-bohemian celluloid, Dirty Looks: Eight Years On reassesses the past through a fiercely queer and politicized lens, asking “who brought us here?” and “where are we now?” This screening spins circles around contemporary queer subjectivities, snarling with a punk zeal and a utopian demand for more. In person: Dirty Looks LA founder and curator Bradford Nordeen

Presented by The Block Museum, Dirty Looks LA, and Northwestern’s Queer Pride Graduate Student Association and the Sexualities Project at Northwestern (SPAN)

In Person: Dirty Looks founder Bradford Nordeen

Dirty Looks is a platform for queer film, video and performance founded in 2011 by Bradford Nordeen. Using film and time-based art to illuminate queer histories and liminal spaces across Los Angeles and New York City, Dirty Looks traces contemporary queer aesthetics through historical works, presenting quintessential GLBTQ film and video, alongside up-and-coming artists and filmmakers. Dirty Looks exhibits a lineage of queer tactics and visual styles for younger artists, casual viewers and seasoned avant-garde filmgoers, alike. A nebulous collective, we have worked closely with Karl McCool, Clara López Menéndez, in addition to over 50 guest curators, through our month-long, city-spanning festival Dirty Looks: On Location.

Over the course of eight years, Dirty Looks has staged screenings at The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, The Hammer, Participant Inc, White Columns, ONE Archives, Artists Space and Judson Memorial Church. DL began regular Los Angeles programming in January 2015, instating a national reach for our programs.

Contact The Block Museum of Art for more information: (847) 491-4000 or email us at block-museum@northwestern.edu