The Cockettes+Sexual Distancing+Monstera
Legendary documentary about the gender-bending group of performers.
- 4 ευρώ4 €
- Romantso: Anaxagora 3, Athina 105 52
The Cockettes As the psychedelic San Francisco of the ’60’s began evolving into the gay San Francisco of the ’70’s, The Cockettes, a flamboyant ensemble of hippies (gay men, women, and babies) decked themselves out in gender-bending drag and tons of glitter for a series of legendary midnight musicals at the Palace Theater in North Beach. With titles like “Tinsel Tarts in a Hot Coma” and “Pearls over Shanghai,” these all-singing, all-dancing extravaganzas featured elaborate costumes, rebellious sexuality, and exuberant chaos. In their 2½ year existence, The Cockettes created 20 shows, and were featured in 4 films. They created a unique burst of cultural experimentation and artistic outrageousness that continues to influence the worlds of theater, music, fashion, gay politics and spirituality, and urban club life. Sexual Distancing Kostas and Andonis are alone and lonely. They have video calls every day and talk about nonsense while acting out all of their repressed needs. They dip into the past, they work out and they make fun of each other while waiting for the covid-19 pandemic to be over. Monstera Monstera deliciosa; an originally tropical plant, used indoors as an aesthetic, decorative object. In this work, monstera becomes the symbol of our recent internment experience. A state that deviated us from our familiar course, as if the world was blown away in a delirious drift and derailed, in terms of an unexpected pause. In this narration video, the indoor scenes, eliminate time and connote a state of disarray; inertia bodies, the monstera in an indoor storm, wild animals in captivity, lighting bolts, an orgasm scene, a Luchador getting prepared, an athenian balcony. The strobe lights reveal the party echo, while the narration, focuses in monstera’ s features and care instructions. In this field of desire, reality, struggle, memory and expectation, a whole new perception of existing is emerging.