GEORGE KUCHAR @ THE MUSEUM OF THE MOVING IMAGE

GRIT AND GLITTER: BEFORE AND AFTER STONEWALL at the Museum of the Moving Image (June 21-July 6). The lineup runs the gamut from pre-Stonewall films that were controversial for their portrayals of sexuality (Jack Smith’s “Flaming Creatures,” a pansexual cornucopia that opens the series on Friday alongside two shorts by George Kuchar, was the subject of a censorship clash) to more recent work like Apichatpong Weerasethakul’s “Tropical Malady”, in which a flirtation gives way, after a mid-film rupture, to something mythic.

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George Kuchar in Mousse Magazine

The bad artist, in some sense, doesn’t live in this world—“this world” being the sphere of existence governed by a real or imagined consensus—or else, dwells in this world in order to contaminate it, to draw attention to those things ungovernable by the socius. That which is excessive, that which we look away from in disgust. These things, this scum, being the primary focus of artists like Dieter Roth and George Kuchar throughout the duration of their long working lives.

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