Tracy + the Plastics, Can You Pause That for a Second?, 2003/2014. Performance and video, sound, color; 25:11 min; Courtesy the artist and Fourteen30 Contemporary, Portland
Exploring the legacies of queer, feminist video production, “Hall Pass” brings together artists Cecilia Dougherty, Cheryl Dunye, and Tara Mateik to discuss their work and influences. The panel will consider past and present strategies for examining sexual politics and questions of identity through video, as well as feminist modes of production and networks of support over the past twenty years.
The panel is organized on the occasion of Wynne Greenwood: “Kelly,” an exhibition and a six-month residency in which Greenwood will premiere the complete, recently re-performed and newly mastered archive of Tracy + the Plastics’ performances. The exhibition brings this archive into dialogue with Greenwood’s more recent work. In conjunction with “Kelly,” materials from the historic New Museum exhibitions “Homo Video: Where We Are Now” (1986–87) and “Bad Girls” (1994) will be on view in the Museum’s Resource Center. Dunye organized the video programming for “Bad Girls,” which also featured Dougherty’s influential video Grapefruit in the program.
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