BUTT Cinema

To celebrate the launch of their 32nd issue, alternative gay and queer culture magazine BUTT invited me to curate an all-night cinema for their CLUB BUTT event at ICA London. Recalling the now-closed porn cinemas of London, the program of sexually explicit shorts and features invited the audience to encounter a diverse range of narratives and bodies, from classic gay porn to gender-queer science fiction.


Shorts: Wildblood (Jonesy, 2009), Ronnie (Curt McDowell, 1972), Pedagogue (Stuart Marshall & Neil Bartlett, 1988), Liz/James/Stillholes (Liz Rosenfeld, 2005/2017), Steam Clean (Richard Fung, 1991), Blank Narcissus (Peter Strickland, 2022), Doors Cut Down (En Malas Companias) (Antonio Hens, 2000)

Features: Ask Any Buddy (Elizabeth Purchell, 2020), I.K.U. (Shu Lea Cheang, 2000)

Photographs by Anne Tetzlaff
Event date: 10 March 2023
Commissioned by BUTT and ICA London

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