Emily + Andy’s Film Club

Tuesday, September 4, 2012 - 6:30pm8:00pm

Meet in VAC Courtyard, move to Art Building, Rm. 1.202A

Free and Open to the Public

Seating is limited; please arrive early to guarantee a spot.

The yoyo gang
G.B. Jones, still from The Yo-Yo Gang, 1992

GIRL GANGS! QUEER POETICS + POLITICS! TRANSGRESSIVE DANCE ACTS OF DOCUFANTASY!

Whether collaborating in the realms of music, video, and dance, or exploring political lineaments of Love (as “strategy, medium, site, and scene”), New York and Stockholm-based artist Emily Roysdon makes work that thrives in the place between struggle and improvisation. Central in the current groundswell of art that uses queer vocabularies and tactics to reinvigorate discussions of a contemporary queer and feminist community, Roysdon’s work deftly highlights the many contradictory lineages of (inter)national queer politics and abstraction.

“2 x G.B. JONES”
Andy + Emily + Curran

G.B. Jones, The Troublemakers (1990)
G.B. Jones, The Yo-Yo Gang (1992)

“G.B. Jones has an uneasy fascination with authority and uses her gender and sexual preference to exploit fantasies of rock & roll, sex, groupies, booze, drugs, money, leather, torn jeans, motorcycles and stardom as an all out assault against values that would strive for assimilation of queer culture into the mainstream. She's every queer girl and boy's hero, whether you want her to be or not. Believe it or don't, she is looking out for every queer's best interests.” (Arnold J. Kemp, www.queer-arts.org)

About The Troublemakers: Of all delinquent pastimes, sexing is probably the most popular. They treat it as a joke - and many times as a spectator sport.

About The Yo-Yo Gang: Amid girl fights, girl on girl sex and boy on boy sex, and a measure of BDSM, the YoYo gang battles the Skateboard Bitches.

Curran Nault is a PhD candidate in Radio-Television-Film at The University of Texas at Austin and the Director of Programming for the Austin Gay and Lesbian International Film Festival (aGLIFF), celebrating its 25th Anniversary on October 3-7, 2012. Curran is currently completing work on his dissertation, "Queer as Punk: Queercore and the Production of an Anti-Normative Media Subculture," a recuperative analysis of the radical queer punk multimedia movement instigated by art provocateurs Bruce LaBruce and GB Jones. His work on such topics as pegging pornography and the cinematic quiet girl has appeared in The Neo-Americanist, Jump Cut, and Feminist Media Studies, and an essay on Bruce LaBruce will appear in the upcoming anthology Queer Love in Film and Television.

Presented in conjunction with Roysdon’s exhibition on view at the VAC, September 21 – December 8