7/08/2011

REDEFINING FEMININE IDENTITIES

Reposted from Hyperallergic
Following the passage of the same-sex marriage bill in New York and a recent weekend of LGBT pride, it just felt right to attend curator Bradford Nordeen’s “Dirty Looks.”  The series is a monthly platform for experimental queer film and video that Nordeen affectionately describes as “roaming”—June’s event was held at P.P.O.W. Gallery in Chelsea, though it takes place in various venues across the city. 
The feeling at P.P.O.W. was exciting; perhaps everyone was riding the high of the past weekend’s victories. With a full house, Nordeen introduced “Female Trouble: A Genderfuck Program,” a series of works exploring queer and feminine identities from drag queens to the hyper-femininity of Narcissister. Featuring works from 1967 to the present, Nordeen’s lineup created a discussion about gender bending (or, in his own words, “genderfucking”) throughout history.
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