Narcissister’s uncompromising, masked, mannequinesque performances are sexy and subversive, exhibitionist and anonymous. She explores gender, sexual, and racial identity while revealing how her family formed her creative practice in this weirdly erotic and sentimental hit from Sundance and SXSW. Juxtaposing the Narcissister character’s formation with the artist’s family history, the film, like Narcissister’s performances, conceals even as it exposes intimate insights into the creative process and embodied ancestral knowledge.
Precious Stones (Dir: Matthew Kaundart, 3 min.)
SUN | July 15 | REDCAT | 7:00 PM
USA | 91 minutes | 2017
Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Masked and merkin-ed, she works at the intersection of dance, art, and activism in a range of media including film, video art, and experimental music. She has presented work worldwide at festivals, nightclubs, museums, and galleries. She won “Best Use of a Sex Toy” at The Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival, a Bessie Award nomination for the theatrical performance of Organ Player, Creative Capital and United States Artists Awards, and interested in troubling the popular entertainment and experimental art divide, she appeared on America’s Got Talent. Her first feature film “Narcissister Organ Player” premiered at Sundance and SXSW Film Festivals 2018 and she recently completed the Sundance Theatre Lab for the creation of a new theatrical work with playwright Branden Jacobs Jenkins.