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Dirty Looks: On Location

nobody's home

Dir. Bill Thelen. USA. 2003. 50mins.

Thursday 11 July 2013 8.30pm Le Petit Versailles, New York

As part of this year's Dirty Looks: On Location, a series queer interventions in New York City spaces, Little Joe editor Sam Ashby has curated artist Bill Thelen's 2003 video nobody's home.

nobody's home features the found footage of Gregory Askins, a tenant of mine who passed away in 2003 from complications due to AIDS. Mr. Askins lived in my attic apartment with his beloved dog FiFi. During the last year of his life he never left the apartment and would not receive visitors. He would leave a list of the things he needed by sliding it under my door. After he died, I found this video along with artwork, a detailed diary and various ephemera after cleaning out his apartment. Sadly, no one claimed his belongings. – Bill Thelen

The film will be screening for free at Le Petit Versailles, a public community garden in New York's East Village.


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