Brontez Purnell as Orlando as Brontez Purnell: "My" Journey

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McEvoy Foundation for the Arts

1150 25th Street

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San Francisco, CA 94107

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Brontez Purnell explores Viriginia Woolf’s Orlando in an immersive, multidisciplinary performance.

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On the closing day of the exhibition Orlando, Oakland-based artist Brontez Purnell explores the 300-year odyssey of Virginia Woolf’s Orlando through sound, visuals, movement, and stillness. The program functions as a performative exploration of Purnell’s past as a self-described “queer, black, photo essayist, author, filmmaker, dancer, musician, weed trimmer, and cocktail waitress,” and as a visual annotation of Orlando (the film’s) lush production quality and behind the scenes history. Purnell races through costumes, characters, and scenery to articulate the film as a personally formative perspective on queer culture, piecing together a visual “Cliff Notes” of the story. Confronting the mercurial pageantry of performative queerness in the tale, Purnell employs a seemingly inexhaustible cache of creative expression to reimagine Orlando as it’s never been experienced.

Brontez Purnell as Orlando as Brontez Purnell: “My” Journey is organized by Ryanaustin Dennis for McEvoy Foundation for the Arts. It is presented in conjunction with Orlando (February 7 – May 2, 2020). Guest curated by Tilda Swinton and organized by Aperture, New York, the exhibition presents recent and commissioned photographs that embody a horizon of timelessness and self-expression as found in Virginia Woolf’s 1928 novel.

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The box office opens 60 minutes prior to the event’s published start time for Will Call and walk-up sales. Doors open for seating 30 minutes prior to start time. The box office remains open for 15 minutes after the event has started. All seats are general admission and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Ticket holders should arrive 10 minutes prior to showtime to be guaranteed a seat.

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Image: Brontez Purnell. Courtesy the artist.

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