About the event

Please note this event is located at Morbid Anatomy Museum, 424 Third Avenue, 11215 Brooklyn NY
Admission: $8

“You've got to climb Mount Everest to reach the Valley of the Dolls.”

Artist Tara Mateik returns to Morbid Anatomy to share his ongoing project, There’s No Place, which resurrects (and perverts) the cultural legacy of L. Frank Baum’s Wizard of Oz. The evening begins with an illustrated introduction to the project, which features a broad cast of characters and their channelers, including L. Frank Baum, Judy Garland, Victor Fleming, Sidney Lumet, Diana Ross, and Michael Jackson.

This will be followed by a live performance and film shoot, restaging Judy Garland’s notorious screen test for Valley of the Dolls (1967). Featuring Mateik as director Mark Robson and the always-commanding MargOH! Channing as Garland. Now the nation’s most startling and hotly discussed cult classic will be the motion picture you always wanted it to be!

The evening ends beyond the valley with a doll-fueled afterparty featuring DJ Benjamin Haber, resurrecting the spirit of the infamous and sorely-missed collective queer dance party, Judy.

This event is presented as part of Mediating the Archive, an interdisciplinary research group that employs public humanities practices and explores narration as a guide for social change. The group is supported by the Mellon Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research. For more information or to join, email [email protected].

Cosponsored by Moving Images and Mobile Histories Seminar on Public Engagement and Collaborative Research.