Dirty Looks: On Location is a series of queer intervention in New York City spaces. Over the course of July, artist film and video will appear in these queer social spaces and former sites of queer sociality (like shuttered bars, bathhouses, and former meeting zones). A new piece, a different setting on each night of July. The summer in New York is hot, sticky and social. Installing moving image works around the city in bars, centers and "haunted" venues allows for the free flow of viewers to engage and celebrate with work, in evening events that commemorate contemporary moving-image production and its precedents in queer culture.
Dirty Looks is a bi-coastal platform for queer experimental film, video and performance. A roaming screening series, DL is an open platform for inquiry, discussion and debate. Designed to trace contemporary queer aesthetics through historical works, Dirty Looks presents quintessential GLBT film and video, alongside up-and-coming artists and filmmakers. Dirty Looks exhibits a lineage of queer tactics and visual styles for younger artists, casual viewers and seasoned avant-garde filmgoers, alike.
Over the course of five years, Dirty Looks NYC has staged local screening initiatives at The Museum of Modern Art, The Kitchen, Participant Inc, White Columns, Artists Space and Judson Memorial Church, with a Roadshow touring the West Coast yearly. DL: Los Angeles was launched in January 2015 - instating a national reach for these programs.
Dirty Looks staff and board
Creative Director / Core Curator: Bradford Nordeen
DL: Los Angeles Director / Core Curator: Clara López Menéndez
Core Curators: David Everitt Howe + Karl McCool
Events Producer: Sam Richardson
Projectionist: Alex Lake
Curatorial Assistant: Kelly Wydryk
Curatorial Assistant: Virgil B/G Taylor
Print design: Monica Yi
On Location Logo: Scott Ewalt
Board: Ronald Gregg (Chair), Lia Gangitano, Pati Hertling, Joe E. Jeffreys, Brian Kaneda, Amos Mac, Lauryn Siegel and Jamie Sterns.