IBT21 The Rupture

Organ Player

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Though her work is ironic and provocative, the film is intimate and emotionally raw...reflects her experiences with surreal and playful inventiveness Boston Globe

Online Screening & live Q&A

Against the backdrop of her provocative and inventive performance, Narcissister reflects on the personal impact of her mother’s illness and death.

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

You are invited to a screening of Organ Player followed by a live Q&A with artist Narcissister, hosted by Chinasa Vivian Ezugha.

  • About the artist

    Narcissister is a Brooklyn-based artist and performer. Masked and merkin-ed, she works at the intersection of dance, art, and activism in a range of media including live performance, film, video, collage, and sculpture. She presents work worldwide at festivals, nightclubs, museums, and galleries. She won “Best Use of a Sex Toy” at Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival, a Bessie nomination for the theatrical performance “Organ Player”, Creative Capital and United States Artists Awards, and interested in troubling the popular entertainment and experimental art divide, she appeared on America’s Got Talent. Her first feature film “Narcissister Organ Player” premiered at Sundance 2018. Her activist short film “Narcissister Breast Work” premiered at Sundance 2020 and won a Grand Jury Prize for Best Documentary Short at Outfest 2021.

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Main image credit: Ava Porter