This Is Not A Dream

WAREHOUSE9 TV is delighted to present an online screening of

THIS IS NOT A DREAM

– Free to watch at home with a new video introduction by directors Gavin Butt and Ben Walters, looking back almost a decade after the film’s premiere in 2012.
How to change the world with your video camera… or create your own.
The video revolution of the 1970s offered unprecedented access to the moving image for artists and performers. This Is Not a Dream explores the legacies of this revolution and its continued impact on contemporary art and performance.

Charting a path across four decades of avant-garde experiment and radical escapism, This Is Not a Dream traces the influences of Andy Warhol, John Waters and Jack Smith to the perverted frontiers of YouTube and Chatroulette, taking in subverted talk shows and soap operas, streetwalker fashions and glittery magic penises along the way.

With three bespoke video-interactive performance interludes by acclaimed drag fabulist Dickie Beau.

Featuring Dickie Beau, Dara Birnbaum, Nao Bustamante, Vaginal Davis, Cole Escola, Vincent Fremont, Alp Haydar, Holestar, David Hoyle, Kalup Linzy, Glenn O’Brien and Scottee.F

“I LOVE THIS FILM. The best of the best performers in the western world keeping watch at their post on the vanguard. This isn’t pop culture b.s. THIS IS FUCKING ART!” Justin Vivian Bond

Gavin Butt is Professor of Visual Cultures and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author (with Irit Rogoff) of Visual Cultures as Seriousness (Sternberg 2013),  Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World 1948-1963  (Duke University Press, 2005), and editor of After Criticism: New Responses to Art and Performance (Blackwell 2004).

Ben Walters is the former cabaret editor of Time Out London and creator of BURN, the platform for moving images by cabaret artists. He holds a doctorate in queer fun and homemade mutant hope machines from Queen Mary University of London and shares related ideas as ‘Dr Duckie’. He sometimes blogs, makes films and produces performance events.

Warehouse9 TV is a curated channel of free, online screenings of films, documentation and performance for camera by artists from the queer art community.

Each screening will be available to view for a limited time only. When possible the screening will be launched with a live event at our venue in Copenhagen.


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Date

Dec 04 - 06 2020

Time

CET
19:00

Location

Online

Cost

Free

Organizer

Warehouse9

Labels

Free,
Online,
Warehouse9 TV
  • INFO: This film will be available to watch online from 4th December to midnight on the 6th December. Simply visit Warehouse9.dk to watch the film.

WAREHOUSE9 TV is delighted to present an online screening of

THIS IS NOT A DREAM

– Free to watch at home with a new video introduction by directors Gavin Butt and Ben Walters, looking back almost a decade after the film’s premiere in 2012.
How to change the world with your video camera… or create your own.
The video revolution of the 1970s offered unprecedented access to the moving image for artists and performers. This Is Not a Dream explores the legacies of this revolution and its continued impact on contemporary art and performance.

Charting a path across four decades of avant-garde experiment and radical escapism, This Is Not a Dream traces the influences of Andy Warhol, John Waters and Jack Smith to the perverted frontiers of YouTube and Chatroulette, taking in subverted talk shows and soap operas, streetwalker fashions and glittery magic penises along the way.

With three bespoke video-interactive performance interludes by acclaimed drag fabulist Dickie Beau.

Featuring Dickie Beau, Dara Birnbaum, Nao Bustamante, Vaginal Davis, Cole Escola, Vincent Fremont, Alp Haydar, Holestar, David Hoyle, Kalup Linzy, Glenn O’Brien and Scottee.F

“I LOVE THIS FILM. The best of the best performers in the western world keeping watch at their post on the vanguard. This isn’t pop culture b.s. THIS IS FUCKING ART!” Justin Vivian Bond

Gavin Butt is Professor of Visual Cultures and Performance at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author (with Irit Rogoff) of Visual Cultures as Seriousness (Sternberg 2013),  Between You and Me: Queer Disclosures in the New York Art World 1948-1963  (Duke University Press, 2005), and editor of After Criticism: New Responses to Art and Performance (Blackwell 2004).

Ben Walters is the former cabaret editor of Time Out London and creator of BURN, the platform for moving images by cabaret artists. He holds a doctorate in queer fun and homemade mutant hope machines from Queen Mary University of London and shares related ideas as ‘Dr Duckie’. He sometimes blogs, makes films and produces performance events.

Warehouse9 TV is a curated channel of free, online screenings of films, documentation and performance for camera by artists from the queer art community.

Each screening will be available to view for a limited time only. When possible the screening will be launched with a live event at our venue in Copenhagen.


LEARN MORE ABOUT WAREHOUSE9 TV