The Ballad of Sexual Dependency (1986) by Nan Goldin

Saturday, October 5, 1985, 8:00 pm

The Ballad of Sexual Dependency

Nan Goldin will be present.


762 Valencia St.

San Francisco, CA 94110

Presented in association with San Francisco Camerawork.

Nan Goldin’s The Ballad of Sexual Dependency is a multi-media presentation that explores the complex issues of gender identification, sexual relationships and alienation. In just under an hour, a decade of diaristic pictures (of friends, lovers and acquaintances) is presented—an ongoing, personal documentary look at a sub-strata of the New York art world. Approximately 500 slides are projected. The accompanying musical score ranges from Kurt Weill ballads, movie scores and jazz to rock & roll, rap and “new” music. The Ballad of Sexual Dependency has been shown at the Whitney Museum, Mudd Club, the Times Square Show and other spaces in New York City. Goldin will also present the piece at the Pacific Film Archive on Oct. 3rd.