Bruce(X)Ploitation UK Book Launch
- Book Launch & Signing Wednesday 4th April: 19h00 - 22h00
BRUCE LABRUCE (b. 1964, Canada). Bruce LaBruce's photographs and films have been exhibited internationally, including numerous world premiers at the Sundance, Berlin and Locarno Film Festivals. LaBruce has written and directed three theatrical productions, the most recent, Macho Family Romance (2009), commissioned by Theater Neumarkt in Zurich. LaBruce was a contributing editor and frequent writer and photographer for New York's index magazine, and he has also been a contributor to Eye and Exclaim magazines, Vice, Honcho, Inches, Butt, Dazed and Confused, Tetu, Fake, Attitude, Blend, Tokion, Purple Fashion, and The National Post, among others. He currently writes a weekly column for Vice. He has directed a number of popular music videos in Canada, two of which won him MuchMusic video awards. LaBruce's recent solo shows include Untitled Hardcore Zombie Project, Peres Projects, Los Angeles (2009), and Obscenity, a controversial exhibit of new photographs at La Fresh Gallery in Madrid in February, 2012. His 2010 film starring Francois Sagat, L.A. Zombie, premiered as an installation entitled L.A. Zombie: The Movie That Would Not Die at Peres Projects, Berlin in 2010. Other noteworthy solo exhibitions have been held at Alleged Gallery, New York; the Pitt Gallery, Vancouver; MC MAGMA, Milan; Bailey Fine Arts Gallery, Toronto; John Connelly Presents, New York; Gallery 1313, Toronto; Antigua Casa Haiku Gallery, Barcelona, and Gallery Wrong Weather, Porto, Portugal. Last year LaBruce directed a restaging of Schoenberg's melodrama Pierrot Lunaire at the Hau Theater in Berlin.