Keys To Our Heart / Romantic Loner
After a series of failed relationships, a video artist/singer attends an artist residency and soul searches.
"Keys to Our Heart" excerpt
Chewing Gum "Labisha" 2008
Chewing Gum "Jada" 2008
Simultaneously capturing and lampooning the glamour of old Hollywood black and white films, Keys To Our Heart is a satirical gallery and museum video project. Composed of three vignettes, the film’s three characters—two females and one male—are portrayed by two cross-dressing men, with all the voices performed by Linzy. Through its use of voice-over, humor and lavish costuming, Keys To Our Heart reveals the relationship between Hollywood glamour and drag performance in a narrative film.
A second film project, Romantic Loner, is a feature that tells the story of an artist soul-searching at an art residency. The majority of the film was shot at Headlands Center for the Arts in Sausalito, CA, for a Alumni Awards Residency. The project, which introducing Linzy’s new character, Kaye, also includes an original musical score and soundtrack.
2013: Linzy presents live performance version of Romantic Loner at MoMA PS1
2010: Keys to Our Heart screens at Museum of Modern Art as part of Creative Capital film festival
2008: Keys debuts at Prospect 1, New Orleans Biennial
Jan 01 – Apr 15, 2010
Kalup Linzy participates in a group exhibition at MassMoCA in North Adams, MA