Dynasty Handbag: Titanic Depression


May 20 & 21, 2023
Doors at 7:30PM


Pioneer Works
Brooklyn, NY




A poster reads "TITANIC DEPRESSION" with an image of the front of a boat. Atop the boat is a drawing of a green octopus and the face of a figure with heavy eyeliner and lipstick.

Dynasty Handbag, the alter ego of 2020 Creative Capital grantee Jibz Cameron, Titanic Depression—made in collaboration with video artist SUE-C—sends up James Cameron’s 1997 Hollywood hit, reimagining it as a hilariously bleak parable of human arrogance in today’s era of runaway, consumerism-driven climate change. Co-presented by New York Live Arts as part of its 2023 Live Arts festival Planet Justice, Titanic Depression is Dynasty Handbag’s first major institutional commission in nearly eight years and debuts a live, interactive new soundscape by Chloe Alexandra Thompson.

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