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NAO BUSTAMANTE IS DELUSIONAL

This week, Dirty Looks and Redcat present a twenty-five-year retrospective of Nao Bustamante’s film, video, and performance work.

“Playing a variety of televisual modes off of one another—telenovela, true crime, reality TV and artist’s video—the program ricochets across media, ruminating on the brown body in an ever-shifting American pop culture landscape, questioning the role of the artist to probe, exploit, engage, and untangle this mess we’re in.”*

NAO BUSTAMANTE IS DELUSIONAL (ON SCREEN)*

Thursday, November 7, at 8:30 pm.

Redcat

631 West 2nd Street, downtown Los Angeles.

Nao Bustamante. Images courtesy and © the artist, the photographers, and the New Museum.

PATRICK COWLEY

Join Dirty Looks and Dark Entries Records to celebrate the life of dance-music pioneer Patrick Cowley (1950–1982) on what would have been his 69th birthday.

Nikki Darling, Divinity P. Fudge, Paul Gellman, Aimee Goguen, Sarah Johnson, Mr. Drummer ’79, Mz Neon, Brontez Purnell, Beau Rice, and Sheree Rose will read from MECHANICAL FANTASY BOX—THE HOMOEROTIC JOURNAL OF PATRICK COWLEY—accompanied by music from Cowley’s gay porn soundtracks and screenings of the original videos. The evening will also feature the premiere of a double album of Cowley’s unreleased recordings.

MENERGY—A NIGHT OF PATRICK COWLEY

Saturday, October 19, from 8 pm until midnight.

Civic Center Studios

207 South Broadway, suite 1, downtown Los Angeles.

Patrick Cowley, Mechanical Fantasy Box images courtesy and © Dark Entries Records; Muscle Up, 1984, film still; Menergy image courtesy and © Dirty Looks.

CITY OF LOST SOULS AT AKBAR

CITY OF LOST SOULS (1983)—the transgressive punk musical directed by Rosa von Praunheim and starring Jayne County—will play this weekend at Akbar.

This special encore screening is presented by Dirty Looks.

CITY OF LOST SOULS

Saturday, May 4, at 7:30 pm.

Akbar

4356 Sunset Boulevard, Silver Lake, Los Angeles.

City of Lost Souls, top and bottom; Rosa von Praunheim, center.

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).