Latham Zearfoss: Home Movies
2008-18, Latham Zearfoss, USA, ca. 70 min.
- Thu, Feb 15th 6:00pm
The poetic and pop-infused videos of Chicago-based artist and organizer Latham Zearfoss unite themes of love, community, family, political legacy, personal agency, and collective action. In HOME MOVIE (2012), cell phone videos of social gatherings and public performances are layered with close-ups of natural life, naked bodies, and domestic interiors to form a kaleidoscopic notion of home — as a shared space, a sense of belonging, and site of intimacy. In EXTRAE (2016), shots of cats, unmade beds, and dried flower petals are paired with an irreverent ode to Tyrone Garner, one of the plaintiffs in the 2003 Supreme Court case that overturned archaic sodomy laws throughout the U.S. Zearfoss presents a collection of videos spanning the last decade, including the premiere of two new works, GOTH PARTY and WHITE BALANCE, and he restages SOMETHING TO MOVE IN (2014) and LOVE IS A STRANGER (2012) as live, interactive performances. With Darling Shear, Caroline Campbell, Lea Tshilds. Multiple formats. (Amy Beste)
February 15: Latham Zearfoss is scheduled to appear for audience discussion.