Dirty Looks: On Location
Opening July 1 | 7PM – 12AM
The Spectrum | 59 Montrose Avenue | Brooklyn, NY 11206
WATCH OUR FIRST VENUE PORTRAIT HERE
All events will be free and open to the general public.
On each night this July, Dirty Looks: On Location returns, installing a film or video work in queer social settings (like gay bars, community centers and theaters) or former sites of queer sociality (shuttered baths, meeting spaces, bars, or sex clubs). 31 nights, 31 works of film, video, or performance art, selected by a diverse roster of curators, bringing casual bar-goers and the general public in contact with cutting edge and historically important queer artwork. Last year’s series - which you helped to fund with your generous contributions - reached over 2,500 viewers, receiving feature coverage in the New York Times, Interview Magazine, Out and the Huffington Post.
In the lead up to this major project, Dirty Looks: On Location launches a series of short video portraits (Dir: Mitch Moore) showcasing significant sites on the landscape of queer New York, bringing to light the colorful, forgotten histories hidden in seemingly ordinary locations, as well as institutions that make up queer life today. The first of these videos features the Spectrum, the former dance studio in a residential building that gives weekly host to queer classes and parties. The Spectrum will be the site of our inaugural event, a survey of video works and a new performance by Narcissister. Every event will be indicated on a widely-distributed map and postcards will note the historical relevance of each location.
Our curatorial committee consists of Sam Ashby, Claire Barliant, Brian Droitcour, Scott Ewalt, Alex Fialho, R. E. H. Gordon, David Everitt Howe, Clara Lopez, Karl McCool, Tiffany Malakooti, Konstantinos Menelaou and Bradford Nordeen.
Dirty Looks: On Location will partner with institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, the Fire Island Artist Residency, Bidoun, Fringe! Film Fest London, Little Joe, Bureau of General Services Queer Division and more.
Thank you again for helping to make Dirty Looks: In Location an annual event!