Naked Under Leather
Scorpio Rising/Black Jackets and Choppers/Pedagogue/The Troublemakers
Kenneth Anger, US, 1963, 16mm, 28 min.
A "high" view of the Myth of the American Motorcyclist. The machine as totem, from toy to terror. Thanatos in chrome and black leather.
Black Jackets and Choppers
John Carney, US, 1979, 16mm, 23 min.
John Carney and Gary Partlow’s cult documentary on West Coast biker culture.
Stuart Marshall & Neil Bartlett, UK, 1988, 10 min.
A short performance to camera by solo performer/dramatist Neil Bartlett. Pedagogue explores in comic style the possible implications of Clause 28. Through Clause 28, the British Government took powers to outlaw the ‘promotion of homosexuality’ in education and local government.
GB Jones, Canada, 1990, 20 min.
The Troublemakers follows the lives of four
down-on-their-luck characters. Surrounded by the vestiges of conspicuous
consumption, they struggle to survive outside of society, fashioning their own
aesthetics of poverty and devising strategies to navigate a surveillance
society, evading or performing for cameras everywhere.
About Naked Under Leather
Lightbox Film Center, in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum is pleased to host Naked Under Leather, a series of films that explore the leather jacket as a symbolic icon in American cinema. Naked Under Leather celebrates Ursula von Rydingsvard’s new sculpture PODERWAĆ, 2017, a monumental leather jacket made in collaboration with The Fabric Workshop and Museum.
Ursula von Rydingsvard: The Contour of Feeling is on view from April 27 to August 26. More information at http://fabricworkshopandmuseum.org/Exhibitions/