The film, screening as part of the Artists’ Film Club programme, was produced by the New York-based artist over an eleven year period using a single low-quality mini-DV camera. Hardy documented her daily outfits, beginning in 2001, on video until the camera broke. She filmed in ever-changing living spaces and art studios in New York. What emerges is “a record of the way a young, lesbian feminist dressed and styled in her ‘coming of age’ and an examination of coded fashion statements”.
The footage was recently edited down to 82-minutes of video. The artist considers the film to be a “document for posterity, an important record of the dress codes of a radical lesbian underground”.
Following the screening, there will be a Q&A via Skype.
See the ICA website for more details.**
K8 Hardy, ‘Outfitumentary’ (2016), Film still. Courtesy the artist.