Michelle Handelman

Dorian (2010) DVD NTSC, Color, 80 min

Genre: Experimental

Keywords: Queer & Bi Trans

A four-channel video installation adapting Oscar Wilde's "The Picture of Dorian Gray" from a queer feminist perspective. Like the films of Warhol and Godard, that blur the line between performance and reality, all of the performers in Dorian are playing some version of themselves. Sequinette (Dorian) is a young gender-bending drag impresario; Armen Ra (Lord H)is a renowned therein player; K8 Hardy (Sybl Vain)is a performance artist and co-creator of the queer art collective LTTR; AND Flawless Sabrina (Dead Dorian)is a drag legend. Original music by: Vincent Baker, Lustmord Armen Ra, Nadia Sirota, Stefan Tcherepnin. "Dorian, a cinematic perfume" has been presented at Participant, Inc., NYC (May 2009); Virtuoso Illusion curated by Michael Rush (MIT List Visual Arts Cebter, Feb 2010); and Arthouse at The Jones Center, Austin (Jan-Mar 2011). Supported by Experimental Television Center Finishing Fund Grant; NYSCA Distribution Regrant, Electronic Media and Film, and the LMCC Studio Residency, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council.

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