BONJOUR VINCENT GAGLIOSTRO! HOLA GAEL!
Ok, so I’m in Paris, and by the way I don’t know what’s going on but FUCK the boys here are hot. Long shaggy hair is in in in. Anyway, there’s a show that opens here tomorrow about my daily fantasy, Gael Garcia Bernal.
The show is called “Saint Gael” by Vincent Gagliostro, who was nice enough to give EVB a preview of the show, so check it out. Vincent, by the way, is originally from New York, was a founding member of ACT UP and the political art collective GRAN FURY. Gay politics, activism, and incredible art. AMAZING! So, if you’re in Paris check out the show in real life at Miss China Beauty Gallery, 3 Rue Francaise, near Etienne Marcel, 1er, May 15 – June 9. I’ll be there rocking my cum shot shirt so say hi.
Vincent’s coming to New York in June, so count on EVB catching up with him in person!
From the artist’s statement:
SAINT GAEL (RE-USED)
statement: 1. (with a predatory gleam in his eye): “heaven’s mouth” – I thought, tearing his image from the magazine. The most beautiful mouth I had ever seen – Gael Garcia Bernal – a new subject.
Further retrieving images from numerous official and unofficial websites, it seemed I was moving from my original focus on his beauty to an encounter with my surpressed voyeuristic nature. Predatory nature. Musical nature. Music, because what I seemed to be on to was a kind of “sampling” much like a DJ/record producer does when creating a work.
Studying his (GGB) film “Y Tu Mama Tambien“, I started re-sequencing the images, removing bits here, adding bits there. For example, in one sequence Gael is fucking the girl companion of the roadtrip. By cropping her out of the movement and re-using the images I could bring my subject closer to my world of sex, desire and politics–three ideas inseparable in my fag world. This project has led me to explore my nature and find perhaps a new willingness to turn the cameras on me and my culture, gay men.