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Xcèntric. 2009-2010

Benning, Kobayashi and Linzy


Three contemporary video artists present their ludic world of genre-based performance. The frank, stark work of a very young Sadie Benning uses the camera as a mirror to draw us into a solitary world of identity and desire. Linzy acts and directs his own video performances, using the formal principles of the photonovel to satirise his artistic-sexed setting. Alison S. M. +Kobayashi, a young Canadian of Asian extraction, personified a multiplicity of identities as a criticism of the essentialist discourses of genre, class and ethnic group.

A Place Called Lovely, Sadie Benning. USA, 1991, 14 min.

The Judy Spots, Sadie Benning. USA, 1995, 13 min.

From Alex to Alex, A.S.M Kobayashi. Canada, 2004, 6 min.

Dan Carter, A.S.M Kobayashi. Canada, 2006, 14 min.

The Pursuit of Gay (Happyness), Kalup Linzy, 2006, video, 5 min.

Conversation wit de Churen V: As Da Art World Might Turn, Kalup Linzy. 2006, video, 11 min.

Conversations wit de Churen III: da Young and da Mess, Kalup Linzy. 2005, 17 min.

KKQueens Survey, Kalup Linzy. 2005, 8 min.



Directors: A.S.M Kobayashi, Kalup Linzy

This activity is part of Xcèntric. January-february 2010, Xcèntric. 2009-2010

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