Organised by Edinburgh College of Art
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ECA and SEXES present a live discussion with Los Angeles-based performance artist Dynasty Handbag and filmmaker Mariah Garnett.
About this Event
Coinciding with the release of their film Weirdo Night (2020), performance artist Jibz Cameron aka Dynasty Handbag and filmmaker Mariah Garnett join us from Los Angeles to discuss the eponymous underground club night, filming queer comedy in lockdown and all things weird.
Weirdo Night is a monthly event hosted and curated by Dynasty Handbag at Zebulon Café in East LA. Centering queer, female and POC voices, the now legendary variety show assembles misfits from the comedy world, live bands, dancers and performance artists. In the wake of the pandemic and following their collaborative web series Masterpiece Weirdo (2018-2019), Cameron and Garnett return with Weirdo Night (The Film!) which recently premiered at Sundance Festival.
In conversation with writer and SEXES co-convener Benoît Loiseau, the pair will discuss their respective practices and answer questions from the attendants.
This event will be held over Zoom and is open to the public. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A so participants have an opportunity to ask questions. A link will be emailed to all registered attendees the day before the event.
Jibz Cameron has performed as Dynasty Handbag for more than 15 years at venues including the New Museum, Broad Museum, and BAM. Praised by the New York Times and New Yorker as funny, smart, outrageous, and innovative, she is a 2020 Creative Capital Grantee and has a show in development at FX. She lives in Los Angeles.
Mariah Garnett is a 2019 Guggenheim fellow who has screened films at Hot Docs Film Festival, CPH:DOX, New York Film Festival, BFI London Film Festival, the New Museum, and Hammer Museum. Her work has been featured in Reverse Shot, Bomb, Artforum, and the New York Times. She lives in Los Angeles.
SEXES is an interdisciplinary research cluster at Edinburgh College of Art--The University of Edinburgh which focuses on gender and sexuality. Regular events include lectures, performances, film and workshops. It is convened by Dr Lucy Weir and Benoît Loiseau.