[ Double Blind # 3 ]

[ DOUBLE BIND #3 ] from [ RED BIND ] on Vimeo.

Performance | 2013 | 26’
Video from the performance | 2013 | 3’50’’

Soundtrack | National Anthem of the Russian Federation (Государственный гимн Российской Федерации) | “Stalker” (Сталкер), Andreï TARKOVSKI (Андрей Тарковский), 1979 | Poem, Fyodor TYUTCHEV (Фёдор Тютчев), 1836 | “Inland Empire”, David LYNCH, 2006 |

« I love your eyes, my darling friend,
Their play, so passionate and bright’ning,
When a sudden stare up you send,
And like a heaven-blown lightning,
It’d take in all from end to end.
But there’s more that I admire :
Your eyes when they’re downcast
In bursts of love-inspired fire,
And through the eyelash goes fast
A somber, dull call of desire… »
- Fyodor Ivanovich TYUTCHEV, 1836

©2013 Gilivanka Kedzior & Barbara Friedman – All rights reserved | http://www.kedzior-friedman.org

About Gilivanka Kedzior & Barbara Friedman

Red Bind, the artist duo Gilivanka Kedzior and Barbara Friedman are based in France. ‘As visual artists working with performance, video, sound and photography, they analyze the confrontation to otherness and its inter-thematic with subjects such as: social yokes; dominant/dominated relationships; codes and what happens to them out of their context; gender and its limits and ambiguities; issues of the double and of the multiple characters under a single skin; or yet the identity, status and image of Woman.’ They have shown their works extensively both in France and abroad.

Becoming An Image by Heather Cassils

BECOMING AN IMAGE Heather Cassils from Pacitti Company on Vimeo. Featuring Manuel Vason performing as photographer. National Theatre Studios, London.

About Heather Cassils

Heather Casssils is a queer visual artist and personal trainer, originally from Montreal, Canada and now based in California. She thinks of her physical body as a sculptural mass, and has turned it into is one of her creative tools. She is a ex semi pro boxer, who has trained her body in a way which is not typically female. Becoming An Image (2013) is a new body of work consisting of a live performance, photographs, a sculpture and an audio piece. It was originally commissioned by the ONE Archive, the oldest active Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgendered, Queer, Questioning (LGBTQ) organization in USA. The performance questions the bisexual and transgendered people who are often missing from historical records and are more or less invisible in the archives.

In 1997 Cassils received a BFA from Nova Scotia College of Art and Design in Halifax, Canada and received an MFA in 2002 from Art and Integrated Media, from the California Institute of the Arts, Los Angeles. She is one of the founding members of the performance group the Toxic Titties (2000-2010). She is an international artist who is widely exhibited. Her works has been shown at J. Paul Getty Museum’s Pacific Standard Time at LACE and the One National Gay and Lesbian Archives (2012); Utah Museum of Contemporary Art (2012); the ANTI-Contemporary Art Festival in Finland (2012); Kapelica Gallery in Slovenia (2011); Yerba Buena Center for the Arts in San Francisco (2008); Ronald Feldman Fine Art in New York, 2013.

Performance by Susana Cortez

Rainbow Party meets the artist _2012 from Susa Cortez on Vimeo.

Susana Cortez

Performance piece: The body is social; the body is political by itself. Who we are, where we come from, how we see ourselves, how society and others perceive us is all about body politics. It is all about power and control. Control of our own body, control of everyone’s body, control… nothing but control. (Music: Beethoven – Moonlight Sonata)

You can see one of Susana Cortez’ video works at Body, Body, Bodies, the exhibition of National Queer Arts Festival 2014 at SOMarts Cultural Center in San Francisco. The exhibition runs through June 28, 2014.

Related Links

Susana Cortez’ profile at RAWartists.com

After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality

Heather Cassils
Becoming An Image Performance Still No. 1, (ONE National Archives, Transactivations, Los Angeles), 2012, C-print face mounted to Plexiglas, 45 x 30 in. Photo: Heather Cassils with Eric Charles. Courtesy of the artist and Ronald Feldman Fine Arts.

Leslie-Lohman Museum presents an exhibition of queer feminist artists exploring the body as site of resistance, envisioning a positive queer future. The exhibition After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality features work from Heather Cassils, Laura Aguilar, Cathy Cade, Tee A. Corinne, Zanele Muholi, Chitra Ganesh, Allyson Mitchell, Zanele Muholi, Catherine Opie, Sophia Wallace, and Chris E. Vargas; these artists subvert the mythologies and ideals surrounding lesbian and transgender bodies and foreground queer bodies obscured by invisibility.

After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality

Curated by Alexis Heller
Exhibition Dates: June 5 – July 27, 2014
at Leslie + Lohman Museum of Gay and Lesbian Art, 26 Wooster Street in the SoHo neighborhood of New York City.

Related Links

See the press release about After Our Bodies Meet: From Resistance to Potentiality

Ariadne and Minotaur

Ariadne and Minotaur by Viola & Veronica, GendErotica 2013, Rome 31 May-2 June 2013 from Viola on Vimeo.

Description: “What happens when Ariadne and (the) Minotaur – the secondary characters of an ancient Greek myth – meet each other in the labyrinth? The clip “Ariadne and Minotaur” is an exploration of possible answers, where otherness became a place for self-expression, beyond the logic of the phallus, characterized by binary oppositions and hierarchical power relations”.