A Guided Meditation with VHS Eyelashes
One night only!
Thu., April 18, 7:30pm
A Guided Meditation with VHS Eyelashes is an experiential performance by Elizabeth Milton that explores screen space, maximalist femininity, and pop culture notions of transcendence. Using camp materiality and absurdist excess, Milton collides video projection, live performance, and hyperbolic visualizations into a series of meditations that draw from a history of feminist performance, drag cabaret, and psychoanalytic theory.
Click to download Elizabeth Milton’s essay “Channelling the Light: Up Close and Personal with VHS” (PDF).
In a fevered exaltation of the femme sublime, Milton will guide participants through an immersive installation and into a chromophilic wonder of video noise, theatrical snow, and glitter while exploring the lines between the material and immaterial. Playing with the slippage between the camera, the mirror, and the screen, A Guided Meditation with VHS Eyelashes embraces a sequin-laden absurdity in order to fracture and reflect the illusionistic “magic” of lens-based media and grieve the loss of analogue forms.