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Patty Gone: The Opposite

January 15, 2023 7:00 pm

The Opposite

a Video Art Essay by Patty Gone

with opening acts by
Sophia Cleary

Aiden Arata

Wall of Ears

about The Opposite:
Porn Film Festival Berlin Official Selection 2022
Official Trailer
What do ‘Seinfeld’ and a psychedelic pilgrimage across the US have in common? Gone wades through the history of comedy, eroticism, and hippieness to emerge on the other side with profound truths. 

Single channel, 35min.
Cast: Patty Gone, Will Darling, Gigi Goñi, Chris Lott
Music: Jon Ruseski, Wall of Ears, Illuminating Hearts, Jeremy Toussaint-Baptiste

Patty Gone is the author of Love Life (Mount Analogue, 2019) and director of the video serial, Painted Dreams (2017, 2018, 2020). Her performance and video art has appeared at the Queens Museum, The Poetry Project, Wendy’s Subway, and Smack Mellon, and has received grants and support from the Bemis Center for Contemporary Arts, Mass MoCA, NYU, and Northampton Open Media. She’s currently a PhD student in Performance Studies at UCLA.

Aiden Arata is a writer and artist from Los Angeles. Her writing has been featured in publications including BOMB, Mask, The Rumpus, The Fanzine, Hobart, Wonderland, Alternative Press and NDA: An Autofiction Anthology (Archway Editions 2022).

Sophia Cleary is a performance artist and comedian. She has presented work at Danspace Project, The Kitchen, the Hammer Museum, and more.

Wall of Ears is a Seattle-based musical collective giddy to expand the boundaries of spontaneous feeling through sonic emotive transmissions. Their most recent album is It Is (2022).