THIS IS NOT A DREAM
Monday 6th August 1:30pm Screen 1
Directors: Ben Walters, Gavin Butt
A history of queer video from Warhol, through the public-access tv show TV Party and David Hoyle's queering of Channel 4, to the YouTube stars of today like Cole Escola, This Is Not A Dream is a fascinating and outrageous account of how video changed the way queer artists express themselves and share their art with the public, allowing for a queering of motion picture and television.
Featuring interviews with Dara Birnbaum, Glenn O'Brien, Vaginal Davis, David Hoyle and many more, Walters' and Butt's film celebrates the form and content of queer performance art. The highlight of the film is a virtuoso performance from acclaimed drag fabulist Dickie Beau, who appears almost in front of the camera and interacts with different ciphers of himself, Liza, Judy and Francis Bacon.
Video may have killed the radio star but it gave new life to the queer performance artist.
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