Narcissister (US): Narcissister Organ Player + Q&A

THU 16.9.2021 / 17.30 & 20.00

address: Vuorikatu 27
Accessible event


Thrilling and profound documentary film from the 2021 ANTI Festival International Prize for Live Art nominee, Narcissister.

Narcissister Organ Player is a documentary film that explores how ancestral data is stored in our bodies, impacting the lives we lead. On the personal level, the film investigates how the artist’s complex family history compelled her to create the masked, erotic performance character Narcissister.

After the last screening we will host a Q&A with the artist. The film is presented as a part of the ”Hyvät Kuvat” film club programme.

DURATION approx. 90 min.

Safe festival experience

Please follow our general instructions and the guidelines of Kino Kuvakukko for a COVID safe festival experience!

Narcissister (US): Narcissister Organ Player + Q&A

Narcissister (US)

Narcissister, my performance character, is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Wearing mask and merkin, I work at the intersection of contemporary dance, visual art, and activism. I actively integrate my prior experience as a professional dancer and commercial artist with my art practice in a range of media including live performance, collage, sculpture, video, film, and experimental music. I have presented work worldwide at festivals, nightclubs, museums, and galleries.

My art video “Vaseline” won Best Use of a Sex Toy at The Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival. In 2013 I received a Bessie Award nomination for the theatrical performance of “Organ Player” and in 2015 I received Creative Capital and United States Artists Awards. Interested in troubling the popular entertainment and experimental art divide, I appeared on America’s Got Talent in 2011. My first feature film “Narcissister Organ Player” premiered at Sundance Film Festival in 2018; The European premiere was at the Locarno International Film Festival. Also in 2018 I had a solo exhibition at Participant Inc. gallery in New York. I am a Sundance Theatre Lab 2018 Fellow for the development of a new evening length performance commissioned by the Soho Rep in New York. I was nominated for the ArtPace Residency in San Antonio, Texas in Summer 2019 and my activist short art film "Narcissister Breast Work" premiered at Sundance 2020.

Narcissister. Photo: Narcissister.

Narcissister (US): Narcissister Organ Player + Q&A

How to get there?

There is an accessible entrance at the venue.