Prince | 2020 | 5:24min
In collaboration with the queer-core band COMMANDO; featuring lyrics and performance by Lynn Breedlove. Created quickly under Covid19 protocols, and produced like a jam session – Prince is a “home movie” that is a soulful, intimate, and confessional memorial to the personal influence of a fearless gender warrior.
The Shock of Gary Fisher | 2020 | 5:19min
In collaboration with the queer-core band COMMANDO; featuring lyrics and performance by Juba Kalamka. The work explodes with instances of the impact of a prior death-dealing virus on queer black men, personified by the loss of Gary Fisher, a groundbreaking poet who died before ever having published a word.
Sorry | 2018 | 3:26min
A simple song written when I realized we were all being forced to apologize for being who we are – and how strongly our sorrow connects us. Music by David Meyer.
I Don’t Care | 2016 | 4:45min
Frustrated and feeling helpless, my reaction to the troubles of the world as they overwhelm us all is to lash out in all directions. Music by David Meyer.
Untitled | 1998 | 10:48min
Created with choreographer Bill T. Jones to memorialize the passing of his partner Arnie Zane from AIDS, and delivered in a media-based performance that could survive beyond the years, but only need to be danced once.
Perfect Lives (excerpts) | 1983 | 7:08min
Robert Ashley’s epic “opera for television” is considered the most influential vocal work of the 20th century. Perfect Lives is a comic opera about reincarnation.
ACT III | 1983 | 6:28min
At once a work of visual music and a music video, this work created with Dean Winkler and set to music by Philip Glass, is a crowd pleaser and was Nam June Paik’s favorite work of video art.
Ear to the Ground | 1981 | 4:26min
A man with mallets and a hat plays the streets of New York as if it were one gigantic instrument. Starring David Van Tieghem in a classic work from the 80’s.
Entropy & Order | 1979 | 3:24min
Hidden in the minutia of life lies a series of disturbing percussive acts, scattered by physics and organized by the human mind.
God in 3 Persons (MoMA NY)
An excerpt from a video/theater collaboration with the anonymous band The Residents, that premiered at MoMA this past January. Hard and Tenderly introduces us to the mystical conjoined Twins and the darkly fascinating Mr. X.