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NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

12:30   2:30   4:40   7:00   9:15

Wednesday, November 7 – Tuesday, November 20

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DIRECTED BY NARCISSISTER

An eye-opening self-portrait by Narcissister, the Brooklyn-based performance artist whose work explores race, sexuality, and body image with infinite candor and grace. A former dancer, Narcissister’s live shows amuse, shock, confound, and enchant in equal measure. With familial roots that are Moroccan, Jewish, and African-American, she explores the intimacies of her relationship with a mother whose influence and support were critical in shaping the artist she is today. The double-ness of Narcissister’s stage personality (mostly naked, but with her face fully or partially masked) has its origins in the intensity of her identification with her mother. Smartly edited by Taryn Gould, the film has as much to say about self-love as self-loathing in women’s lives.

Presented with support from the Roy Lichtenstein Foundation Fund

USA     2018     91 MINS.     FILM MOVEMENT

Reviews

“Not only illuminates [Narcissister’s] art, but also furthers her family’s story… An enigmatic performance (and performer) that thrives in absurdity yet isn’t afraid to play with sentimentality.”
– Beth Sullivan, Austin Chronicle

“A hybrid of performance art film and personal documentary on her relationship with her family.”
– Filmmaker Magazine

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NARCISSISTER ORGAN PLAYER

Wednesday, November 7 – Tuesday, November 20

Q&As with NARCISSISTER

Wednesday, November 7, 7:00 show, moderated by Jeffrey Deitch, Gallerist, Deitch Projects

Thursday, November 8, 7:00 show, moderated by Lia Gangitano, Director, Participant Inc.

Saturday, November 10, 7:00 show

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