Smith & Lowles

Manmaid (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

While strolling around in Greenpoint, Brooklyn one sunny afternoon, casually we entered a Rite Aid pharmaceutical to unknowingly discover an 'untold treasure trove'. At first glance it seems like any other drug store full of 'gadgets and gizmos aplenty', these artificial delights illuminated by the cheap industrial lights above surround a spectacular giant disco ball. This spherical misplaced object mirroring the culture of today, draws your attention to the grandiose dome shaped interior of yesteryear, a former theatre with its original ornate wall reliefs and elaborate balconies once overlooking the dramatized stories of the past, now hidden beneath the facade of cheap house hold 'whozits and whatzits. The ceiling black resembling the night sky, the shoddy store lights twinkling like the celestial heavens, your eyes move down to the aisles that become infinite spaces of information...the shelves being an orderly symmetrical system that display the complexities of modern necessities. You are confronted with the question of..'look at this stuff isn't it neat wouldn't you think my collections complete.?' sung to you in a satirical manner by Lee Kyle, a strong, physically masculine, tattooed, bearded man taking on the persona of the little mermaid, brings to light the social, cultural ideas and expectations of what it is to be a man or a woman.'wouldn't you think Im a girl, a girl who has everything thing'. In a ever dissatisfied, all attainable, disposable A.D.D world..'but who cares no big deal I wont more'

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Smith & Lowles

Too Rich Tourists (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 9 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

In a toxic haze of red, white and blue gloss paint, an artificial forest opens up, a sanctuary where baroque meets pop, fairytale meets grunge, purity meets sin. The iconic colors red, white and blue are re appropriated as nature. We find our current global climate coming to a climax, fueling our desire for an alternative reality. We're desperately seeking a new spirituality, a new mythology in a 'too rich' too attainable, technological age. This synthetic fantasy landscape channels the global anxieties of the past and present. This man-made forest belongs to the magical world of the fetish, the pre-ordained nature of artificial relics. Where disconnected identities are placed in a perverse unfamiliar foreign territory. A Place where everyone is a tourist.

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The Sunshine Girls (2009) DVD NTSC, Color, 2 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Body, Erotic, Queer, Bi, Trans

16mm film exposed through regular 8 camera, uncut , filmed at different speeds capturing the magic of the physicality of film and the nostalgia of the nyc underground era of the 60's. Exploring the subject of the artist as both voyeur and performer, due to the nature of the film both characters appear on scene within the same frame, suggesting a male gaze when in actualliy the filmmakers take in turn to film each other.

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Knickerbocker Glory (2010) DVD NTSC, color, 4 min

Genre: Experimental

Surrounded by a red sea of chanting fans, the words 'You'll Never Walk Alon' echoes with an immediate and penetrating pathos, 'When you walk through the storm, Hold you head up high, And don't be afraid, Of the dark'... The footballers have become modern day archetypal gods, their fans their disciples. Here demystified of their god-like status the footballers and fans become the spectators, cheering on an assortment of almost naked men, the toppings of a ice cream sundae. The men sensually drenched in whipped cream, sprinkles and strawberry sauce, playfully brawl and caress one another's bodies, layer upon layer of sexuality, satire and hedonistic pleasure.

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