Tag Archives: Brontez Purnell

CONVERSION THERAPY — DIRTY LOOKS AT THE L.A. ART BOOK FAIR

Join Rick Castro, Mariah Garnett, Nguyen Tan Hoang, William E. Jones, and Brontez Purnell at the L.A. Art Book Fair for the Dirty Looks event CONVERSION THERAPY.

The panelists will discuss “the language of filmmaking and how it relates to underground publishing.”*

CONVERSION THERAPY*

Friday, April 12, at 6 pm.

Geffen Contemporary at MOCA

152 North Central Avenue, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: William E. Jones, The Fall of Communism as Seen in Gay Pornography, 1998, still, courtesy the artist and David Kordansky Gallery, Los Angeles; Brontez Purnell, courtesy the artist; Nguyen Tan Hoang, courtesy the author; Mariah Garnett, Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin, 2012, still, courtesy the artist; Tony Ward in Hustler White (1996), written and directed by Bruce LaBruce and Rick Castro, courtesy the artists.

DIRTY LOOKS — EIGHT YEARS ON

Join filmmakers Marvin Astorga, Mariah Garnett, Aimee Goguen, Young Joon Kwak, Brontez Purnell, Jill Reiter, and Michael Robinson as Dirty Looks celebrates eight years of transgression with an evening of screenings.

Featured films include Purnell’s 100 BOYFRIENDS MIXTAPE (THE DEMO), Reiter’s FRENZY, Robinson’s ONWARD LOSSLESS FOLLOWS, Goguen’s TONGUE JOB, Garnett’s ENCOUNTERS I MAY OR MAY NOT HAVE HAD WITH PETER BERLIN, and Warren Sonbert and Wendy Appel’s AMPHETAMINE.

The night will end with a reception and DJ set by Discostan.

DIRTY LOOKS—EIGHT YEARS ON

Saturday, January 26.

From 8 pm to midnight.

Ace Hotel, Segovia Hall

929 South Broadway, downtown Los Angeles.

From top: Mariah Garnett,s Peter Berlin in Encounters I May or May Not Have Had with Peter Berlin (2012), (2); Warren Sonbert and Wendy Appel, Amphetamine (1966); Michael Robinson, Onward Lossless Follows (2017).

THE DANCES OF ED MOCK

Ed Mock [the late San Francisco dancer, teacher, and choreographer] is the missing choreographic link between Alvin Ailey, Anna Halprin, and Bill T. Jones. He is my direct predecessor, creatively. We—artists, black queers, Bay Area dancers, gay men—have to extract our collective past and create the historical record.” — Brontez Purnell

Dirty Looks On Location premieres UNSTOPPABLE FEAT—THE DANCES OF ED MOCK, the debut feature film by artist, choreographer, punk musician, and writer Brontez Purnell.

 

UNSTOPPABLE FEAT—

THE DANCES OF ED MOCK

Monday, July 2.

Downtown Independent

251 South Main Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Ed Mock. Photograph by Simo Neri.

BRONTEZ PURNELL — 100 BOYFRIENDS MIXTAPE

100 BOYFRIENDS MIXTAPE is the story of a hundred different failed relationships condensed down into the story of one relationship, and the drama around it. It’s autobiographical, but it’s this term I like to use: ‘fake autobiographical.’ Am I Deshaun? Yes, but it’s like, every boy is Deshaun. He’s a conglomeration of my experiences and my friends’ experiences; the general experiences of a boy who engages in a lot of sexual acts. I feel like I have a hundred different boyfriends because it’s hard to ask one person for everything, right?”— Brontez Purnell

 

Purnell’s 100 BOYFRIENDS MIXTAPE (THE DEMO) is streaming through February 5th as part of the Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles program ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS.

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Brontez Purnell, 100 Boyfriends Mixtape.

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ALTERNATE ENDINGS — RADICAL BEGINNINGS

SCREEN: ALTERNATE ENDINGS, RADICAL BEGINNINGS at MOCA Grand—commemorating the twenty-eighth iteration of Day With(out) Art—begins with seven new video shorts by Mykki Blanco, Cheryl Dunye and Ellen Spiro, Reina Gossett, Thomas Allen Harris, Kia Labeija, Tiona Nekkia McClodden, and Brontez Purnell
Following the screening, event curators Erin Christovale and Vivian Crockett (for Visual AIDS) will present a performance by and conversation with Labeija.
ONE Archives at the USC Libraries and the ONE Archives Foundation collaborated with MOCA on the evening.
Kia Labeija, courtesy of the artist. Poster image credit: MOCA.
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