Get your tickets today: acpinfo.org/ticketsJohn 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.