Curated by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, Co-presented by Pleasure Dome and Vtape.
Location: Tallulah’s Cabaret, Buddies in Bad Times Theatre, 12 Alexander Street, Toronto.
“This I Promise You assembles international performance-based video works that herald an alternate future—part utopia, part nightmare—in which dominant structures of gender and sexuality finally collapse beyond the borders of bodies and gestures. While some videos point to the fragile fault lines that are being torn apart as we speak, others propose fantastical visions, realities on the other side, worlds that the artists have decided they will wait for no longer. These videos all seem to make a promise to the viewer: a promise that there is more ahead, a promise that it wonʼt be long, a promise that we are, in fact, already there.” (BNR)
Lost Lake, Zackary Drucker + Van Barnes, USA, 7:45
M3RM41D, Mikiki, Canada, 2012, 2:00
Dressage, Julika Rudelius, Netherlands, 2009, 9:00
Belly Dancer, Pascal Lièvre, France, 2009, 4:00
Reifying Desire, Part 2, Jacolby Satterwhite, USA, 2011, 8:00
She Gone Rogue, Zackary Drucker + Rhys Ernst, USA, 2012, 22:00
The evening will conclude with a live performance by Zackary Drucker.
Still credit: SHE GONE ROGUE, Zackary Drucker with Rhys Ernst, 2012. Courtesy of Luis De Jesus, Los Angeles.