Public Program:
Kalup Linzy and Dynasty Handbag: Amplify the Avatar
Date
October 3 2008
Description

Working as one-person production houses for music, video, and performance, the artists on tonight’s double-bill combine consumer-grade digital technologies with ample doses of absurdist humor and critical insight to create textured universes that amplify the inner monologues of the avatars they portray.  In the performance-based videos that he writes, directs, edits, and stars in, Kalup Linzy leverages the styles and narratives of American soap operas and Spanish-language telenovelas, Hollywood tearjerkers, and Nigerian video melodramas to satirically deconstruct themes of sexuality and gender, race, class, and pop culture. Meanwhile, Dynasty Handbag is the one-woman music/comedy/video/performance/meltdown/portable electro-ballad vehicle of Jibz Cameron. Cameron performs with a backing track containing original dialogue, music, and video of her deranged yet sensitive exploration of personal psychic waste.

Artists
Series
Copyright
Courtesy the artist and New Museum, New York
Identifier
7017