Since the invent of cinema, its influence on every art form has been totally immeasurable, not least of which is its distinct impact on literature, poetry and prose. Dirty Looks assembles 5 inter-generational writers who will present work that takes the moving-image as a primary point of inspiration.
Jennifer Blowdryer reads from a past erotic article from Penthouse.
Stephen Boyer reads 'Sex With Falcor' and 'SM Porn' from the forthcoming novel Parasite.
Bradford Nordeen reads 'Psycho Therapy' from the forthcoming novel Watching Wounded
Daniel Sander reads 'My Gaping Gap Is Pink in Foggy Light; or, The Hunter Gets Captured by the Game'.
Masha Tupitsyn reads 'I Touch Myself' from the forthcoming collection Screen to Screen.
Jennifer Blowdryer started screaming in a punk band called the Blowdryers in 1979, San Francisco. That's where she got her dumb name from, which she prefers to Jennifer Waters, her slave name. After all, anybody can just get born, but keeping a band together and staying raw is an accomplishment. Her first book, Modern English, was a photo illustrated dictionary with chapters on Lounge Lizards, Cholos, and Drugs. Her most recent book is Good Advice for Young Trendy People of all Ages, and she is currently performing punk cabaret with The Jennifer Blowdryer Band. It is fun.
Stephen Boyer is a writer, artist, performer, and activist. the work is never finished. home is never found. and there is nothing a google investigation cannot unearth!. He’s displayed work online at youtube, facebook, Dennis Cooper’s Blog, fineline internet, defiant productions, friendster, myspace, dlist, tom ropes mcgurk, daddy howard, twitter, yelp, minorprogression, kink, xpeeps, bourgeois problems, Marjorie Wood Gallery; at the David Cunningham gallery, [ 2nd Floor Projects ], the Mix Festival, Poets Theater; his book Ghosts was published by Bent Boy Books and he’s been published in the anthologies Cool Thing: Best New Gay Fiction and Madder Love: Queer Men and the Precincts of Surrealism. Recently Boyer has organized The Peoples' Library of Occupy Wall Street, which published the collection, Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology.
Bradford Nordeen was born in St. Louis, Missouri. He holds an MA in Cinema Cultures from King's College London and a BFA in Photography and Media from CalArts. Nordeen founded Dirty Looks in January 2011 and has organized screenings internationally at spaces like Participant Inc., the UCLA Hammer Museum and the Yerba Buena Center for Art. His writing has been published in Art in America, Bomb, Fanzine, the L Magazine, X-TRA Contemporary Art Quarterly, Slant, and Butt Magazine amongst others. Fever Pitch, a collection of pop culture essays, was published in 2008. He lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Daniel Sander is a Brooklyn based artist and writer. His transdisciplinary creative and academic work has been performed, published, and exhibited internationally. He is currently a doctoral student of performance studies. He plays music in the band B0DYH1GH and tumbles at ohrenoir.tumblr.com
MashaTupitsyn is a fiction writer, cultural critic, and college professor who lives in New York City. She is the author of Beauty Talk & Monsters, a collection of film-based stories (Semiotext(e) Press, 2007), LACONIA: 1,200 Tweets on Film (ZerO Books, 2011), and co-editor of the anthology Life As We Show It: Writing on Film (City Lights, 2009), voted one of the best film books of 2009 by Dennis Cooper, January Magazine, Shelf Awareness, and Chicago’s New City. She is working on a new book of essays on film, Screen to Screen as well as a book about the actor John Cusack, Star Notes: John Cusack and The Politics of Acting. Her work has appeared in the anthologies Wreckage of Reason: XXperimental Women Writers Writing in the 21st Century (2008) and the Encyclopedia Project Volume II, F-K (2010), and journals such as Keyframe, Specter, BOMB Blog, Indiewire's Press Play, Bookforum, Fence, Puerto del Sol, Vertebrae Journal, 2nd Floor Projects, Venus Magazine, The Rumpus, Animal Shelter, Fanzine, Make/Shift, NYFA, and San Francisco’s KQED’s The Writer’s Block. She regularly contributes video essays on film and culture to Ryeberg Curated Video, which features writers like Mary Gaitskill and Sheila Heti. In 2011, she was commissioned to write a radio play for Performa 11, the New Visual Art Performance Biennial, in conjunction with Frieze Magazine.
Dirty Looks is a roaming screening series, a salon of influences, an open platform for inquiry, discussion and debate.
Dirty Looks is:
Director / Bradford Nordeen
Assistant Director / Karl McCool
Associate Director / David Everitt Howe Design / Deric Carner
Projectionist / Alex Lake
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