Bruce LaBruce: The Haus of Bruce LaBruce –
The first-ever UK solo exhibition by Canadian underground adult film director, photographer, writer and queer provocateur, Bruce LaBruce (Hustler White, The Raspberry Reich, Otto; or, Up With Dead People, L.A. Zombie). Curated by Bren O’Callaghan and Andrew Ellerby.
FIRST UK SOLO SHOW as part of And What? Queer. Arts. Festival
Preview: Fri 27 Oct 18.00 – 21.00
adult content: 18+ only
Exhibition tour with curator Bren O’Callaghan
Sat 28 Oct / 13.00 – 14.00 / Gallery 46
Bruce LaBruce: Shorts screening
Sat 28 Oct / 15.30-17.00 / The Glory
Featuring rare early shorts by Bruce LaBruce and a Q&A with Bruce LaBruce/Ben Walters
Flood the Basement: Performance club party
Sat 28 Oct / 22.00 – late / Vogue Fabrics Dalston
Featuring live performance by No Bra, Marilyn Misandry, the Go-Go Ghouls and DJs J.Aria / Bruce LaBruce w/ Jonathan Johnson +more
Tour with João Florêncio – Lecturer in history of Modern and Contemporary Art and Visual Culture at University of Exeter
Sat 11 Nov / 14.00-15.00
Curated by Bren O’Callaghan and Andrew Ellerby
Bruce LaBruce is an internationally acclaimed queer filmmaker, photographer, writer, and artist based in Toronto. He has made ten feature-length movies and multiple shorts, exhibited around the world and was most recently honoured with a retrospective at the Modern of Modern Art, New York. The Haus of Bruce LaBruce is his FIRST UK solo show, presenting work from his archives – including never-before-seen material – through to new projects from the present day. Also featuring works by collaborators Damien Blottiere and Jonathan Johnson.
This exhibition, the first of its type in the UK, profiles the powerful, the provocative, the playful, the pornographic and the problematic nature of the LaBrucian lens. It is unashamedly raw and visceral; but scratch the bloodstained surface and you see glimpses of tenderness, affection and naked truths, reflections on past and acutely current politics, gender divides and sexual positivity. The visual potency of Bruce’s imagery demonstrates a keen eye and intentional fast hand, with a sensitivity that walks the line between the collaborative gaze and your own voyeurism, between exploitation and initiation.