Joan Jett Blakk, Glennda Orgasm, Radical Faeries: The Drag Activist Videos of Glenn Belverio at UnionDocs in Williamsburg, May 1. Moderated by Curator Karl McCool

Dear Diane, dear Shaded Viewers,

Video Data Bank is thrilled to announce that UnionDocs in Williamsburg will be screening three videos from The Brenda and Glennda Show, Glenn Belverio’s drag activist public access series from the ’90s, on May 1. Tickets are only $10 and space is limited. Tickets are available here.

Karl McCool of Electronic Arts Intermix will be moderating a discussion with Glenn Belverio and the audience after the screening.

“Co-presented with Video Data Bank, with an introduction from Distribution Manager Zach Vanes, this evening will include three episodes of the iconic show. From a group of drag queens going on a trip to Donald Trump’s Taj Mahal Hotel, to meeting Joan Jett Blakk to discuss Blakk’s presidential run, to attending a Radical Faerie event in New York City, Brenda and Glennda take us on quite the journey!

We’ll open the doors at 6:30, with the bar and backyard open for social mingling. Come through to meet Glenn, and gear up to tune into the show and conversation. Following the program we’ll discuss possibilities for public intervention, artist produced tv, the 90s downtown scene, queer performance, and possibilities for art, humor, and politics to coincide in a dialogue between Glenn Belverio and Curator Karl McCool.”

In our era of MeToo, XR and BLM, the Belverio archive offers salutary lessons in 1990s queer media and art activist strategies.—Art Monthly

Glenn Belverio

Glenn Belverio is a writer and New Yorker. He has been reporting for ASVOF since 2005 and currently works at The Museum of Modern Art as the Content Manager for MoMA Design Store.