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A Perfect X: Intersecting Perspectives in Transgender Film, Art, and Performance

Tuesday, November 4, 2014, 4pm

Part of The Politics and Poetics of Visibility

A program of “We Are Continually Exposed to the Flashbulb of Death”: The Photographs of Allen Ginsberg (1953-1996)

A Perfect X: Intersecting Perspectives in Transgender Film, Art, and Performance
Artist Talk featuring Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst
Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst will present an artists’ talk on their work as a transgender couple, in photography, film, and performance. The artists have come to international attention for the intimate and diaristic recording of their relationship as a transgender couple transitioning in opposite directions (Ernst becoming male from female, and Drucker female from male). Their acts of self-fashioning entail shifting subjectivities and identities, playing both subject and object in their creative negotiation and collaborations. In Drucker’s words, “Our bodies are a microcosm of the greater external world as it shifts to a more polymorphous spectrum of sexuality. We are all collectively morphing and transforming together, and this is just one story of an opposite-oriented transgender couple living in Los Angeles, the land of industrialized fantasy.” The artists were recently featured in the Whitney Biennial, New York, 2014.

Location

University of Toronto Art Centre, Art Lounge

Video Documentation

Our Supporters

We gratefully acknowledge the project support of the Jackman Humanities Institute Program for the Arts, the Department of Historical Studies, University of Toronto, and the University of Toronto Mississauga Women and Gender Studies Program.


Page and Title Image: Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, still from She Gone Rogue, 2012.

"Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, still from She Gone Rogue, 2012"