RE: NEW RE: PLAY - How to Cut a Queen: A Conversation with Jonathan Oppenheim, Ivan Monforte, and Wu Tsang
June 10 2011
This discussion with artist in residence Wu Tsang (presented as part of his residency We Remember Stories, Not Facts) revisits the context and impact of Paris is Burning and considers the role that editing plays in documentary storytelling and the politics of representation. Jonathan Oppenheim is the editor of Paris is Burning, a 1990 documentary about Harlem’s House and Ball culture. Ivan Monforte works with Gay Men’s Health Crisis to help provide HIV prevention education to the House and Ball community and will be organizing this year’s twenty-first annual Latex Ball at Roseland Ballroom. Excerpts and outtakes from Paris is Burning and other works edited by Oppenheim are featured.