TEAROOM in Atlanta
A while back I blogged about William Jones's Tearoom, which is a video art piece comprised of the Mansfield, Ohio police surveillance footage of gay sex in a public restroom in 1962. Tearoom will be featured in this year's Whitney Biennial.
But prior to that, it is being presented in Atlanta at Eyedrum, Friday 2/22 at 8:00 pm, with Jones in attendance.
Click here for info.
Having seen the footage, I can attest to the fact that it is a powerful and unsettling viewing experience. I have never watched it with an audience... in total silence... and I'm anxious to see how it plays in this context. This is not the kind of thing that will be released on DVD, and Jones only wants to screen it when he can be in attendance. So this is pretty much the only chance you'll have to see Tearoom, and I heartily encourage you to come out and see it with me.
Due to the explicit content of the film, it is recommended for adults only. The footage was used as evidence in court, resulting in one-year prison sentences for virtually everyone who appears on screen, so it is fairly explicit.