Failure May Be Your Style: Undetectable Queer Time In Elmgreen & Dragset’s ‘Changing Subjects’
Art

Failure May Be Your Style: Undetectable Queer Time In Elmgreen & Dragset’s ‘Changing Subjects’

Nick Cave’s thoughts on time have stuck with me long after witnessing his deeply upsetting grief-strewn film One More Time With Feeling. Directed by Andrew Dominik, One More Time With Feeling is an all-encompassing look into the recording of the Bad Seeds’ album Skeleton Tree in the wake of the death of Nick’s son Arthur … Continue reading

Pansies On Parade: McDermott & McGough’s ‘Velvet Rage, Flaming Youth And The Gift Of Desperation’
Art

Pansies On Parade: McDermott & McGough’s ‘Velvet Rage, Flaming Youth And The Gift Of Desperation’

In 2016, the figure of the dandy has fallen somewhat out of fashion. It is, of course, a throwback to an earlier decidedly gay–rather than queer–aesthetic. The hypermasculine clone image still goes strong, probably due to its reliance on the safety of masculinity. But the troubling “gender inversion” of the fairy leaves the aesthetic–much like Jack Halberstam’s discussion of Brandon Teena’s gender performance in In A Queer Time And Place–as an anachronism. Continue reading

Out Of The Closet Into The Basement: A Conversation On FIT’s ‘A Queer History Of Fashion’
Fashion

Out Of The Closet Into The Basement: A Conversation On FIT’s ‘A Queer History Of Fashion’

Why, hello there! We just came back from the Museum at FIT’s basement (or is it debasement?) exhibition A Queer History of Fashion: From The Closet to the Catwalk. And, Mary, we just mounted all those stairs so you better believe we are winded and ready for a chat over cocktails. Now I know what … Continue reading

Good Night, Sweet Campy Prince: A Belated (Mostly) Video Tribute To Taylor Mead
Trashy Tributes

Good Night, Sweet Campy Prince: A Belated (Mostly) Video Tribute To Taylor Mead

Sitting in the MoMA sculpture garden on Monday watching poet, actor and Warhol superstar Taylor Mead jiggle his ass in Warhol’s aptly titled film Taylor Mead’s Ass, which was shown in conjunction with Dirty Looks: On Location and Dirty Looks at MoMA: Mining The Collection, I realized that I will really miss Mead who passed away in May. Continue reading