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Alt Title(s): Holly Hughes
Location: Filmed in New York, NY, on November 10, 2007.
Synopsis: Interview with Holly Hughes, conducted by Diana Taylor, founding director of the Hemispheric Institute of Performance and Politics. This interview is a part of a series curated by the Hemispheric Institute, articulated around the question 'What is Performance Studies?' The series aims to provide a multifaceted approach to the often difficult task of defining the coordinates of both a field of aca...
Location: Performed at the New Conservatory Theatre, San Francisco, CA, USA, in September 1999.
Synopsis: Holly Hughes investigates the politics of art and democracy in Preaching to the Perverted. She discusses her recent appearance before the U.S.Supreme Court in the case NEA v. Finley (1998). Hughes, along with Karen Finley, John Fleck, and Tim Miller, were awarded grants by the National Endowment for the Arts that were later revoked for obscenity. The group of artists, which became known as the NE...
Alt Title(s): Dress suits for hire
Collection Title(s): Split Britches video collection
Location: Performed in Santa Fe, New Mexico, in 1993.
Synopsis: Since 1981, the Split Britches Company (founded by Lois Weaver, Peggy Shaw, and Deb Margolin, www.splitbritches.com) has written and performed in trio, duet, and solo, as well as collaborated and performed with other artists. They describe their work in this way: 'Our work is rooted in popular culture, but positioned against it. It relies on moments rather than plot, relationships rather than sto...
Alt Title(s): Too shocking to show
Location: Filmed at The Brooklyn Museum, Brooklyn, New York, USA, June 21, 1992.
Synopsis: In the midst of the US culture wars, Franklin Furnace, in collaboration with the Brooklyn Museum, presented “Too Shocking To Show.” The event was prompted by the National Endowment for the Arts’ revocation of Franklin Furnace’s Visual Artists Organizations grant and the heightened institutional censorship of sexually explicit art. Throughout the performance, speakers discuss the systemic effects ...