© John Waters
© John Waters

ACP Marquee Event: John Waters “Low Definition”

Woodruff Arts Center - Rich Theatre

Featuring work by: John Waters

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John Waters gives us a tour of his art career and explains how he uses photography as a writing tool to create a whole new genre of clumsy “little movies” made up from the scraps of others. These kidnapped off the screen images refuse to be watched in a theater but must be hung on the wall to be seen for what they’ve hopefully become - tiny glimpses of failed cinematic perfection.

Over a career spanning four decades, Baltimore-based John Water’s (b. 1946) has been a film director, screenwriter, actor, journalist, and visual artist. His photography, sculptures, and installations are not spared from his satirical directorial glare, as he re-edits and re-contextualizes iconic film imagery in an often hilarious queering of popular culture. Themes and motifs of provocation - race, sex, gender, consumerism, and religion - are unapologetically central to his practice, and presented with a brand of wit and cynicism that is uniquely John Waters.

In partnership with Mailchimp & Woodruff Arts Center.

Book sales by A Capella Books, before and after lecture.

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Artist's Talk Oct 20 07:00PM

Woodruff Arts Center - Rich Theatre

1280 Peachtree St NE
Atlanta, GA 30309
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