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Bathhouse. HD Video (Duration 16 minutes). 2011.

This long-form, documentary-style music video revisits the gaps in the queer archive of drag performer, Divine Ms M, who frequently performed in the Continental Bathhouse in New York City. The piece was shot within a functioning bathhouse in Chicago, IL with fifteen performers whose actions were designed to incorporate both choreographed dance as well as improvisations of site-specific, ritualized, habitual actions. This video considers the notion of desire, expectation and disappointment in historically gendered, American spaces.