Michelle Handelman

Michelle Handelman (born in Chicago, Illinois) is an American video installation artist, filmmaker, photographer, performer, writer and professor. She is a 2011 Guggenheim Fellow and 2010 New York Foundation for the Arts Fellow. She received her MFA from Bard College and her BFA from the San Francisco Art Institute. She is an associate professor at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston and currently lives in Brooklyn, NY. Handelman’s recent four-channel video installation “Dorian, a cinematic perfume” is based on Oscar Wilde’s The Picture of Dorian Gray. It features the bio-fem drag queen Sequinette as Dorian, Armen Ra as Lord Henry, K8 Hardy as Sybl, Quin Charity as Basil and Mother Flawless Sabrina as Dead Dorian. It features music by Lustmord, Armen Ra, Nadia Sirota, Vincent Baker, and Stefan Tcherepnin. “Dorian, a cinematic perfume” has been exhibited at Participant, Inc., NYC; MIT List Visual Arts Center, Cambridge; Arthouse at the Jones Center, Austin; Guangzhou 53 Art Museum, China; Dirty Looks Screening Series and Vox Populi Gallery, Philadelphia.

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    Terminal, USA
    (1993) 60 min
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    Jon Moritsugu
    How to describe the indescribable TERMINAL, USA? "FATHER KNOWS BEST meets PINK FLAMINGOS" (according to...
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