Doors at 7:00 PM ... Screening at 7:30 PM
@ The Mini - 1329 Main St.
Dancing Backwards in High Heels - A Survey Screening of Video Work by Rachel Rampleman
Rachel Rampleman presents a selection of her documentary and experimental video work featuring single and multi-channel pieces from the last decade. Subjects, muses, and collaborators include Girls Girls Girls (the world's first and only all female Mötley Crüe tribute band), Tazzie Colomb (the world's longest competing female bodybuilder/powerlifter), LACTIC Inc (an avant-garde clothing brand that takes the detritus of corporate life and reinterprets it into one-of-a-kind structural garments that challenge the polarization of gender and critiques existing power structures), among others.
Best known for her bodies of work that explore subjects like gender, artifice, and spectacle, Rampleman showcases exuberantly bold and irrepressible female/femme personalities who revel in challenging common clichés associated with masculinity and femininity. Originally from Cincinnati, Ohio, and currently living and working in New York City, she received her MFA from NYU in 2006. Since then, her work has been shown widely both nationally and internationally, and she has co-curated exhibitions as The Sun That Never Sets.