My London art highlights:
Yayoi Kusama at the TATE
Tacita Dean at the TATE, in the Turbine Hall
Jeremy Deller at the Hayward Gallery
"Powerless Structures, Fig. 101" by Elmgreen & Dragset in Trafalgar Squar
A Little Film Club, watching Pasolini's Teorema at Little Joe magazine's monthly screening
|Greg and I in the TATE theater|
|Into Your Body or Into the Medium program|
|Emily & the TATE|
|(L to R) Greg, me, Florrie Burke, Emily Roysdon, Barbara Hammer|
Greg & I returned from London Tuesday afternoon, and promptly left for LA the next morning for the event Transactivation: Revealing Queer Histories in the Archive at the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives in conjunction with the exhibition Cruising The Archive: Queer Art & Culture in LA, 1945-1980, which is part of Pacific Standard Time. There, on a bill with artists Wu Tsang, Zachary Drucker, and Heather Cassils I debuted ONE for all... a video I made in response to the the biography of Reed Erickson, whose papers are housed in the ONE archives.
From the program: ONE for all.. (2012, 7 minutes) is about the tempestuous end of the partnership between eccentric, transgender philanthropist Reed Erickson and the seminal homophile organization ONE. The story focuses on the Milbank Estate, a historic Los Angeles mansion at the center of the conflict, and on the expansive but unrealized dreams that Erickson had for the future of queer activism.
|Mezzanine at the ONE, waiting to enter Cassil's performance|