Strange Fear & Ecstasy
2016, video projection with disco lights
5:22 min on loop
May 7, 2016 at Ithaca, NY
Strange Fear & Ecstasy examines anxieties and relief of drag and the queer identity. The experimental video together cellphone video clips of drag queen Vanilla Thornton’s performances at Virginia Beach in 2015 with footage by filmmaker Nelson Sullivan (1948-1989) who candidly recorded his friends known as The Club Kids.
Footage credit: Aaron Thornton (Vanilla Diamond) & Nelson Sullivan
The music in this video accompanied the installation.
Credit: Liasions Dangereuses - Los Niños Del Parque Original 12 in (1982)