Please join us for the inaugural performance of the series Remote Intimacies, a collaboration between the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art and the ONE Archives at USC Libraries.
Wednesday, 10-7-20 at 4pm pst / 7pm est
How can we sustain the intimacy we crave in these highly mediated times? What are our opportunities for communion across temporal and geographic distances? As we are asked to continually negotiate the screen as part of a new normal, artists are thinking through the specificity of these media.
Graduation by Brontez Purnell is a live action bedroom performance with text, moving portrait, and live feed installation art.
Brontez Purnell is a writer, musician, dancer, filmmaker, and performance artist. He is the author of a graphic novel, a novella, a children’s book, and the novel Since I Laid My Burden Down. Recipient of a 2018 Whiting Award for Fiction, he was named one of the 32 Black Male Writers for Our Time by T: New York Times Style Magazine in 2018. Purnell is also the frontman for the band the Younger Lovers, the co-founder of the experimental dance group the Brontez Purnell Dance Company, the creator of the renowned cult zine Fag School, and the director of several short films, music videos, and, most recently, the documentary Unstoppable Feat: Dances of Ed Mock. Born in Triana, Alabama, he’s lived in Oakland, California, for over 18 years.