NAKED BOYS READING: CRUISING ADRIAN’S LIBRARY
Curated by Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay
Fri 11 May 2018 | Doors 7PM | Event start 8pm
Strictly no admittance after 8:30pm
LUX, Waterlow Park Centre
TICKET LINK HERE
LUX has teamed up with Naked Boys Reading (NBR) to bring you a special edition of NBR taking place after sundown at LUX’s space in Waterlow Park, celebrating the launch of Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay’s new participatory audio work TREES ARE FAGS, commissioned by LUX and CRUSEV for the CRUISING GROUND project.
As guest curator of Naked Boys Reading, Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay has designed a navigational score that leads this edition’s readers into the private library of London-based writer Adrian Rifkin. Cues based on the aesthetic and affective dimensions of cruising will guide the readers through thousands of books on art, music, cities and gay culture, until the texts they will read at Naked Boys Reading are found.
!IMPORTANT ATTENDANCE INFORMATION!
7PM – DOORS OPEN
For the official launch of TREES ARE FAGS with the opportunity to be some of the first to listen to and paticipte in this new work. This will be accompanied by a free public discussion between Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay, LUX and CRUSEV about the activities of the cruising research projects and the development of the commission over the past year.
8PM – NAKED BOYS READING START
For ticket holders and guests.
8:30PM – PARK CLOSE
PLEASE NOTE THERE WILL BE STRICTLY NO ADMISSIONS AFTER 8:30PM
LUX is located within Waterlow Park and the gates to the park will be locked at sundown, approximately 8:30pm. There is no public access into the park after 8:30pm so please ensure to arrive in plenty of time. In the unforeseen circumstance where a guest needs to leave the event early, they will be escorted by a member of staff to the park exit.
Refreshments will be available throughout the night, please bring cash as there are no card facilities or ATMs onsite.
11PM – EVENT END / BENNY NEMEROFSKY RAMSAY: A LETTER TO THE MAN WHO…
ABOUT THE CURATOR
Benny Nemerofsky Ramsay is an artist, diarist and correspondent. His artistic work mediates emotional encounters with musical, art historical and Queer cultural material, encouraging deep listening and empathic viewing. In his work you will find bells, bouquets, ceramic vases, enchanted forests, folding screens, gay elders, glitter, gold leaf, love letters, imaginary paintings, madrigals, megaphones, mirrors, naked men, sex-changing flowers, sign language, subtitles, and the voices of birds, boy sopranos, contraltos, countertenors, and sirens. Nemerofsky’s work has been exhibited internationally, and is part of the permanent collections of the Kunsthistorisches Museum Vienna, the Polin Museum for the History of Polish Jews in Warsaw, Thielska Galleriet Stockholm and the National Gallery of Canada in Ottawa.