Thursday, October 16, 2003

Luscious Pixel Confessions

Yerba Buena Center for the Arts

Direct from County Dublin, Cecilia Dougherty presents a survey of her provocative and uncannily sensuous work in video. This screening will span her entire career in San Francisco and New York, from the early, unflinching portrayals of sexuality, attachment, love, community and isolation in Claudia, The Drama of the Gifted Child and My Failure to Assimilate, to the lo-res epic melodrama The Coalminer’s Granddaughter, featuring Leslie Singer in her famous “Go West, Young Lesbian” leading role. Dougherty, who teaches at Bard College and works with the progressive lit collective Anthology Books, also will present two works from her recent Writers Series, portraits of writers through their writing: Laurie and Kevin & Cedar, sketching Laurie Weeks and local authors Kevin Killian and Cedar Sigo, respectively. (Konrad Steiner)