The Broad's Doll Parts film series took place from June through September 2016 in conjunction with the Cindy Sherman: Imitation of Life exhibition. Tearing through underground and pop landscapes from Maya Deren to Hole, Doll Parts reframed the Cindy Sherman special exhibition as a moving-image feast of international films, artists’ tapes, and music videos. From fairy tales to horror, femme fatales to “office killers,” Doll Parts examined the iconography of Sherman’s photographic practice, showcasing influences, like minds, and apparent heirs to the artist’s evolving body of work. Outré artifice, feminist trailblazers, and plasticine appendages reign supreme.
Bradford Nordeen is an independent curator and writer who lives in Los Angeles and Brooklyn, NY. The founder of Dirty Looks, a bicoastal platform for queer experimental film and video, and its site-specific, offshoot series Dirty Looks: On Location, Nordeen is the platinum programmer for Outfest Los Angeles. His writing has been published in Art in America, Afterimage, Lambda Literary, X-TRA, Little Joe, and BUTT Magazine. He is the author and co-editor of three Dirty Looks publications: Dirty Looks at MoMA, Check Your Vernacular and the Dirty Looks Volumes series.
Past events in this series
Film Series | Doll Parts: Life of Imitation, Imitation of Life
Thursday, Sep 29, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.
Film Series | Doll Parts: The Electronic Diary, Mannequin, Self-Gratifier, Every Woman, Upside Down, The Basket
Thursday, Sep 15, 2016 | 7:00 p.m.