Michelle Handelman
Dorian, a cinematic perfume

In Dorian, a cinematic perfume, video is used as a community gatherer, a tool to speak about particular subcultures, in this case the trans-gender drag queen New York community, past and present. Developed from a literary work, it deconstructs notions of narrative forms, styles and conventions. It is a hybrid piece, an example of the elasticity of the medium.Performance rules in the work and so does presence, theatrical presence, with the invitation to cast the performers as themselves, to bring to the work their own making this work a very fascinating manifestation of a true collaboration with the erasure of authorship.