Fischerspooner, Thaemlitz & AVAF - FMP Screening
Wednesday, 4 June, 16.30h, Black Box
Sunday, 8 June, 13.30h, Black Box
Gender-politics, fashion extravaganza and pop music merge in this special screening program within the Fashion Music Politics program.
video / 00:18:00 / Japan/UK / 2001
Candidly he investigates the interstices between gender, sexual orientations and other identity constructs. Co-produced by Comatonse and Lovebytes.
SILENT PASSABILITY (RIDE TO THE COUNTRYSIDE)
video / 00:04:00 / USA / 1997
Terre Thaemlitz’ first video contrasts cinematic footage from drag perform- ances in upstate New York with highly processed digital audio. The audio for “Silent Passability” deals with fears of violence while travelling in ‘passable’ drag between safe zones and his unsettling compulsion to remain silent in such circumstances so as to avoid confrontation.
WALKING ON THIN ICE
Assume Vivid Astro Focus
video / 00:05:50 / USA / 2002
“Walking on Thin Ice” was a project made for an A.V.A.F. exhibition in San Francisco. The video is a homage to the Cockettes, a psychedelic perform- ance group from late 60’s and early 70’s of mostly gay men and whose members used to live in a community basis in Height Ashbury.
video / 00:05:00 / USA / 2000
Swiftly after the release of Fischersponer’s debut album #1 this group became the defining example of electroclash: a brand of synthetic punk music using not guitars and drums, but the traditional tools of the 80s musician: synthesiser, vocoder, sampled handclaps and sequenced bass. Emerge is the record’s defining moment: a seismic explosion of bass-pow- ered synth-flurries accompanied by a nagging bon vivant mantra–“Looks good / Feels good / Sounds good”
video / 00:08:00 / USA / 2002
This short film has been made for the Electric Dreams exhibition in the Barbican Centre in London. The piece has been made in cooperation with the British band Donateller. In this remarkable ‘high-production-value’ value clip all the stops are pulled out.
LIVE IN MIAMI
video / 00:15:00 / USA / 2003
A live performance video of the concert that Fischerspooner did in Miami last December.