My New video 'You Are a Very Naughty Boy!' (2007) created for Transcabaret can be viewed here
Dark smoky eyes stare at the camera and she insists to the viewer “You are a very naughty boy”. In this slightly ludicrous yet sultry performance, a dominating female solicits male masochistic pleasure: a parody of simplistic reversals of the traditional viewing scenario of the active male look and sexualized, passive female. The assertive ‘punishing’ stamp of the female lifts the shutter revealing the female object in the spotlight. For an instant, the male is indulged with a peepshow of black stockings and frills, before the shutter snaps abruptly down. Initially seductive, her performance escalates into a hysteria that is simultaneously threatening and humorous.
The work relies on the simulation of a photographic apparatus via the video camera. Thus playing with the nature of the screen, meshing the ‘making’ space with the ‘viewing’ space of the visual artwork. This simulates a ‘live’ performance whilst lending the female control of her image through the camera apparatus. You Are a Very Naughty Boy!evokes voyeuristic pleasures of the cinema and the burlesque performance and yet intervening in familiar codes of spectatorship as the screen of projection intermittently becomes a violent shutter to the peep show.
Showroom 3: Trans-cabaret a live art and performance
event transgressing notions of cabaret, variety, and burlesque.Trans-cabaret features live art, performance, video,
burlesque, one toone intimate exchanges, and interventions by featured
Annette FosterTransgression: Transgressa
Tom MarshmanFinding My Inner Cowboy
Jiva Parthipan Al Queda Ballet
Lazlo Pearlman Le Grande Bouffe
Benjamin Mitchell "Daddy Loves His Job (Don't WorryPrincess)" AKA "Gay Man's Frug"
Katherine Nolan a live art and performance "You are a very naughty boy!" (2007)
Rachel Parry Baba Yaga's Bastard child
Sam Rose Between One and Another: Untitled (Work InProgress)
With Special Guests.......
The Deville Dolls Burlesque Troupewho will behostesses throughout theevening, as well as making a special guestperformance.
DJ Lord Ivor Hardshafte Gramophonic/ Jukebox Masterwill be playing the finest tunes from the 1920's-1950's throughout the
And added extra's......
Look out for...... Chocolate cigarette hostesses.
Let your hair down and dance into the early hours withTrans-cabaret 'club' 12:00- 2:00 a.m.
Audiences are encouraged to dress to impress invintage, burlesque, ordrag !
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