Studio A: Douglas Dare and April Dawn Alison

Studio A is an ongoing series of experimental events from Erased Tapes and MACK. A musician and an artist are bought together for a live, collaborative performance straight from The Premises Recording Studio in Hackney, London. 

Wednesday 30 September 2020
19:00 BST, London
14:00 EDT, New York


About April Dawn Alison

Made over the course of some thirty years, the photographs in this book depict the many faces of April Dawn Alison, the female persona of an Oakland, California based photographer who lived in the world as a man. This previously unseen body of self-portraits, which was given to the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2017, begins tentatively in 1970s in black-and-white, and evolves in the 80s into an exuberant, wildly colourful, and obsessive practice inspired by representations of women in classic film, BDSM pornography and advertising. A singular, long-term exploration of a non-public self, the archive contains photographs that are beautiful, hilarious, enigmatic, and heartbreakingly sad, sometimes all at once.

With essays by Hilton Als (American writer and theater critic for The New Yorker), Zackary Drucker (American transgender multimedia artist, LGBT activist, actress and producer of smash Amazon series Transparent) and Erin O’Toole (associate curator of photography at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art).

To order copies of the book visit here

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