The New Museum presents the world premiere of a new video work by Jibz Cameron, starring her alter ego Dynasty Handbag. A very special postmodern, post-performance performance of a Q&A and Awards Ceremony follows.
This latest green screen adventure finds Dynasty Handbag on a dating game show where she must choose between 4 contestants vying for a spot in her vast cosmic emptiness. The bachelors are: an aggressively ambitious professional golfer, a hard-luck stray dog, a disembodied brain, and, of course, the grim reaper himself. All have attractive qualities and perhaps sustainable methodologies for dealing with life, but must she choose just one? And why are these her only choices?
Written, Directed, Performed by Jibz Cameron
Produced by Hanna Wilde
Camera by Hedia Maron
Editing and Animation by Andrea Merkx
Sound Recording by Gavin Hecker
Lighting and Set Design by Lauren Brown
Costume Design by Hayden Dunham
Sound Design by Jibz Cameron
Post Production Audio Mix by Mike Flannery
Production Assistance by Sophia Cleary
Additional Animation by Brigit Rathsmann and Jibz Cameron
Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor who lives and works in New York. Her work as her alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been seen at international dives both great and small. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “crackpot genius” by the Village Voice. She has received awards from Dance Theater Workshop (2008), Franklin Furnace (2008), Mondo Cane! (2010), and Kindle Project (2011, 2012). She is an adjunct professor of Performance and Theater studies at TISCH NYU. She is currently an associate performer with the Wooster Group. dynastyhandbag.com