Hard to look at: Favorites & Rarities by Zackary Drucker

Hard to look at: Favorites & Rarities by Zackary Drucker


The first-ever survey of short films and performance documentation by Zackary Drucker (b. 1983) and her collaborators, exploring 12 years in the career of a groundbreaking American transgender multimedia artist, LGBT activist, actress, and producer of the award-winning television show, Transparent. A conversation with Drucker and USC Professor in Art and Design and Vice Dean of Critical Studies Amelia Jones will follow the screening. Curated by Darin Klein for DIRTY LOOKS: ON LOCATION. 

Zackary Drucker’s photographs, films, and performances have been presented at institutions, venues and festivals internationally and across the US, and at local venues including the Hammer Museum, Luis De Jesus Los Angeles, MOCA, and REDCAT. Her work has been reviewed in publications including Los Angeles Times, The New York Times, and Art in America.

This program is a centerpiece screening for DIRTY LOOKS: ON LOCATION, a sweeping, month-long film and performance festival presenting art in thriving queer community spaces or locales with hidden queer pasts. Taking the summer in stride, this truly experimental time-based arts festival aims to better blend the social with the cultural, engaging city venues to bring to light the complex relationships between sexuality, culture, gentrification, and forgotten or suppressed queer histories in unlikely and affective ways. Full schedule at www.dirtylooksla.org 


Zackary Drucker, Queer Factor, digital video, 04:51, 2006

Zackary Drucker, FISH: A Matrilineage of Cunty White-Woman Realness, digital video, 01:58, 2008

Zackary Drucker with Van Barnes, Mariah Garnett, and A.L. Steiner, You Will Never Be a Woman. You Must Live the Rest of Your Days Entirely As a Man and You Will Only Grow More Masculine With Every Passing Year. There is No Way Out., digital video, 08:44, 2008

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Two Trans in Bed, digital video, 02:57, 2008

Zackary Drucker and Rhys Ernst, Go Trans!, digital video, 02:14, 2009

Zackary Drucker, Wu Tsang, Mariana Marroquin, and Rhys Ernst, P.I.G., live performance, 05:32, 2009

Zackary Drucker, Performance Clown, digital video and live performance, 06:40, 2010

Zackary Drucker with Flawless Sabrina, At Least You Know You Exist, 16mm film transferred to digital video, 15:51, 2011

Zackary Drucker, Southern for Pussy, digital video, 04:39, 2015

Zackary Drucker, Unison, digital video, 07:42, 2017


Total Running Time: Approximately 60 minutes + post screening conversation

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SUN 7/8
3:00 pm
$15  $15$15

G - General Audience

M - REDCAT Members

ST - Students

CA - CalArts Students/Faculty/Staff