LET RIP: DYMAXION HOMOFILE (LIVE ZOOM PERFORMANCE)
LET RIP: DYMAXION HOMOFILE: LIVE ZOOM PERFORMANCE for ONLINEPERFORMANCEART FESTIVAL 20 (20/06/21)
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‘My art teacher suggested I go to the Southampton Film Society, where they were playing A Bigger Splash, with David Hockney and his bathing beauties. There was so much tanned male flesh on show. I was 14, had Miss Chuter sussed me out? I identify with this poem Lee, wonderful.'
'How it really brought me back to the 90s - even we had these posters in Carlow in my Gaelic speaking school!'
‘Loved the visuals Lee. As a late 90s/early 00s teenager I had many the scrapbook :p Also brilliant depiction of the awful awkward sex education of so many secondary schools’
LET RIP: DYMAXION HOMOFILE is a performance poem about what it was like for me to realise I am gay when I was surrounded by mainstream heteronormative pop culture in 1990s homophobic Britain. The words of the poem wdirectly reference images within a scrapbook that I kept when I was a teenager in the 1990s for 5+ years – my personal private archive of images that in many ways helped to shape my understanding of (gay) male desire.
POSTER DESIGNED BY RED BUCKET PROJECTS
Project Type:Experimental, Short
Completion Date:June 21, 2021
Country of Origin:United Kingdom
Red Bucket Projects
June 30, 2021
Dr Lee Campbell describes himself as 'a Londoner who makes experimental films and performance poetry about being gay and working class using barbaric wit and humour’. He uses poetry and experimental film as a form of autoethnographic storytelling/sharing of personal narratives often raw, often painful but always generous and authentic.
He trained in Fine Art at the Slade School of Fine Art, University College London in 2005 and received his doctorate in 2016. He has recently performed at LGBT-centred online poetry events including INCITE!, London Queer Writers,
POETRYLGBT,DISTURBANCE, London and BBC Radio. His recent films have been selected for many international queer film festivals including Queerbee LGBT Film Festival, The Gilbert Baker Film Festival, Kansas 2020, HOMOGRAPHY, Brussels and STATES OF DESIRE: Tom of Finland in the Queer Imagination, Casa de Duende, Philadelphia, USA. He has been selected for WICKED QUEER 2021 in Boston, USA, one of the oldest and largest LGBT film festivals in the world and will screen one of his recent films at QUEER LIFE, EdgeZones gallery in Miami in May 2021. Recently interviewed by Hamish Downie for TWO GAY GEEKS. Forthcoming performances include Cruising Dystopia curated by Nouvelle Organon, Berlin.