A few evenings ago Dr Sharon Husbands had a little chat with artist Liz Rosenfeld to chat about her upcoming curatorial stint for Naked Boys Reading.
I was always a dyke who identified with and in many ways felt the most comfortable in gay male culture – Liz Rosenfeld
Hi Liz! We’re so excited that you’re a) finally curating an NBR event and b) that you’re in London this whole summer. I have some questions for you about what’s new, what’s now and really just WHY?!
You’ve chosen a literary/performance icon Katy Acker as your thematic for 25 May’s next NBR Event at Miranda Bar. When did you first encounter Acker’s work?
I honestly can not remember the first time I read/ heard of Kathy Acker. However, I think it is her uncompromising identity and representation of a truly rebellious queer sexuality that continues to excite me about her work.
Uncompromising. Wet. Feminist. Leather- Dyke.
I didn’t ask you to describe ME darling!
Fuck, we’re gonna have a good time.
You’re not just here to delight our audiences with your curatorial turn, you’re working this whole summer in London, aren’t you? Tell us more about what brings you to the Old Smoke for the summer.
Gender = THIS MESS WE ARE IN – Liz Rosenfeld
This summer I am excited to be in London working as the Goethe Institute artist in residence at The Lux. The Lux is the largest artist made film archive in the UK and I will be conducting extensive research there for my upcoming first feature film, FOXES.
Do you hear that London? This beautiful being is working hard on their art AND ready to date. QUEUE BEGINS BEHIND ME FUCKERS!
Speaking of dating and the various categories that we get SUCKED into when dating (male/female, straight/gay, top/bottom, blah blah blah) I wanna finish up with a really simple question. One that I think connects to us having a queer cis-women curate a set of texts for “Naked BOYS Reading” by a lesbian-punk-pioneer:
Does gender even exist?
Image Credit: Alexa Vachon