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A flyer that says NYC Rumble Ball 66 The Road to Master. In black and red.
20 April 2014
Club Escuelitas

The Road to Mastery Rumble Ball

Various Artists

This mini, late-night ball will include categories inspired by the events earlier in the weekend.

Master Ballstar Weekend
A figure in leather and studded cuffs wears a large visor with the word SHADE
20 April 2014
MoMA PS1

Respect the Runway: The Red Carpet to Mastery

Various Artists

Organised by Twiggy Pucci Garcon and Pony Zion, The Masters Ball focuses on the work of 50 individuals designated within the scene as ‘masters’ in their respective performance categories, which include Vogue, Runway, and Face.

Master Ballstar Weekend
a large crowd wearing evening wear are sat at tables applauding
19 April 2014
Holiday Inn

Icon’s Lunch

Various Artists

This event honoured those individuals who achieved the status of Icon during the period of 1986-1990.

Master Ballstar Weekend
A panel of four folks sit as one wearing a dark jacket and specs speaks
18 April 2014
The New School

Literary Reflections of Ballroom

Various Artists

A celebration of the release of four books written by members of, and focused on about the House and Ballroom scene.

Master Ballstar Weekend
Several rows of audience members smile and one has a hand raised
17 April 2014
The New School

Ballroom Town Hall Meeting

Various Artists

Open community meeting to discuss some of the prevalent concerns impacting the ballroom community.

Master Ballstar Weekend
a hand places a sweet into the mount of a glamorously made up woman
28 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 7: Duplication

Various Artists

Nothing if not repetitive, film is founded on the incremental succession of minute difference. But how does repetition of the same play out, and is it a tool to comment on the standardising repetition of the mass media?

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A shot of a boldly decorated bedroom, red walls, fairy lights, myriad flowers
28 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 6: Production

Ken Jacobs Various Artists

The production of moving image (film) by the mechanically, unfalteringly repetitive manipulation of mass-produced materials (film), in order to explore three different allegorical representations (films) of repetitive human actions and labour under capital.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A layers image of several frames from a video by R. Kelly
28 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 5: Catalogues

Various Artists

Are artists powerless in the face of technology? These often whimsical and amusing films are minimal technological interventions and appropriations but maybe also rigorous takes on the role of popular media and culture in our hyper-technological world.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A video still of several folks pulling dance moves in front of an orange wall
28 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 4: Substitution

Various Artists

Acting at the minimum. Each film here substitutes one small thing for another, (ironically) transforming received meanings by the simplest of actions; often kind of funny too.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
A man in Hi Vis smiles as he plays a snare drum in a car park
27 February 2010
DCA

Film Programme 3: Collective Actions

Various Artists

Individual experience separated by physical boundaries (of space, time or ability) suggested as communities of collective experience by (perhaps voyeuristic) artists.

Kill Your Timid Notion 10
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