Event

Dirty Looks: A One Man Show

Grace Jones Event

Archived Event

No Longer Showing.

Dirty Looks, a bi-coastal platform for queer experimental film, video and performance, returns to The Kitchen to screen A One Man Show, Grace Jones’s remarkable concert video, introduced by Tavia Nyong'o and Bradford Nordeen with video by artist Rashaad Newsome. In 1982, Jones collaborated with photographer Jean-Paul Goude, translating their iconic and trailblazing album artwork for the new, home video format. A thrilling showcase for the former disco diva-cum-New Wave chanteuse, the tape combines rock ribaldry with avant-garde theater, tearing asunder racial and gender stereotypes. Jones writes of the tape in her memoirs, “It was like the invention of a new genre, related to the musical, to opera, to circus, to cinema, to documentary, to the art gallery… It was about rejecting normal, often quite sentimental and conventionally crowd-pleasing ways of projecting myself as a black singer and female entertainer, because those ways had turned into clichés, which kept me pent up in a cage. I wanted to jolt the adult world that is traditionally left bland by white men, to shatter certain kinds of smugness through performance and theater.”

February 8 at 8pm
Tickets $10

Online tickets for this show are sold out. A waiting list will start at 7pm, in person at the box office the night of the screening.

This event is made possible with support in part by public funds from New York City Department of Cultural Affairs in partnership with the City Council and New York State Council on the Arts with the support of Governor Andrew Cuomo and the New York State Legislature.

The Kitchen Blog

Img 0469 Med Res Cropped

In Conversation with Richard Maxwell

Jan 10 2020

Richard Maxwell is a playwright and theater director best known for his work with the New York City Players, a company he founded in 1999. Utilizing sparse sets and often laconic acting styles, Maxwell reduces theater to its most essential elements, creating plays that, in the words of critic Hil...Read On

Koestenbaum Crop

Next in The Kitchen L.A.B.: Regeneration

Jan 08 2020

As the new year begins, we continue The Kitchen’s ongoing L.A.B. series with a program tonight, Monday, January 13, featuring artist and musician E. Jane, artist Jamian Juliano-Villani, and poet and cultural critic Wayne Koestenbaum. Since last September, we have convened three events brin...Read On

Kphoto4

In Memorium Woody Vasulka

Dec 22 2019

It is with deepest sadness that The Kitchen joins the artistic community in mourning the passing of Woody Vasulka, who, with his partner Steina Vasulka, founded our organization in 1971. Originally seeking to create a center for artists working in the emerging medium of video, the Vasulkas quick...Read On

Read More on The Kitchen's Blog