Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay – Audition Tape (Canada 2003, 8 mins.)

What happens when a self-described “gay white male, 5’11”, 155 lbs, 29, good singing voice and physical co-ordination” answers an ad for a performer in TATU, a Russian teen girl pop group? Nothing less than a hilarious, award-winning, insightful commentary on identity and culture.

Bio
His creative gestures contemplate the history of song, the rendering of love and emotion into language, and the resurrection of voices –sung, spoken or screamed – from the past, and take form through video, sound, print and textiles. His work has been exhibited throughout Canada, Europe and East Asia and is represented in various private collections as well as the National Gallery of Canada.