George Chakravarthi - Barflies

Video Installation

A three-screen video installation that offers representations of the different investments in femininities embodied by Transvestites/Cross dressers: the pleasures, fears and dangers of being in public ‘en femme’ and the particular dialectic relationship they have with the heterosexual male. Unedited and filmed in real bars, pubs and clubs in real-time, Barflies follows the adventures of three distinct characteristics of feminine identities. Surveillance footage of each and the interactions they encounter reveal our perceptions, excitements and fears about indefinite gender identities.

Part of Just Like A Woman programme.