K8 Hardy

K8 Hardy @ ICA, Sep 21

20 September 2016

K8 Hardy is presenting a screening of ‘Outfitumentary’ (2016), followed by a Q&A at the ICA on September 21.

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 @ ICA, Sep 21

K8 Hardy, ‘Outfitumentary’ (2016), Film still. Courtesy the artist.

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Girls Like Us #7 @ Minibar Stockholm, Dec 9

9 December 2015

Culture magazine Girls Like Us finally lands in Stockholm with its seventh issue, themed ‘BODY’, launching at Minibar Stockholm on December 9.

The new issue features interviews with the artist K8 Hardy, cinematographer Babette Mangolte, artist and writer Louwrien Wijers, filmmaker Mariah Garnett, essays by Derica Shields and Crystal Campbell, and various Q&As with healers, herbalists and witches.

The launch event comes with a whole evening of programming, including the screening of Mariah Garnett’s ‘Picaresques’ (2011) at 18:30, Francine Agbodjalou reading the essay ‘Bodied’ by Derica Shields at 20:00, and Vaska Fimpen playing songs on the theme ‘Sad Pony / Hot Legs’.

See the magazine website for details. **

Mariah Garnett, 'Picaresques' (2011). Video still.
Mariah Garnett, ‘Picaresques’ (2011). Video still.
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