Description of Work
Buzz’s current interdisciplinary process begins with drawing or writing, and ultimately results in videos or multimedia video/performances. Other past drawing work includes drawn and collaged portraiture of mostly queer and trans people, and drawings of online dating and hookup sites such as okcupid, chatroulette, and grindr. With these latter works, Buzz seeks to use the contrast between flatness and depth in internet spaces to parallel the tension between intimacy and isolation experienced in social media interaction. Most of Buzz’s video work seeks to emphasize the constructedness of identity, especially online identity, and linear cinematic narratives.
Buzz Slutzky is a Brooklyn-based interdisciplinary artist and curator who primarily integrates drawing, poetry, and video art with themes of online identity, voyeurism, and gender performance. They are the former Curator of the Pop-Up Museum of Queer History, and currently work as Studio Assistant to Zoe Leonard, as well as Program Assistant at Laurie M. Tisch Gallery and JCC Conversations at the JCC Manhattan. A graduate of Sarah Lawrence College, Buzz's work has been shown at the MIX NYC Queer Experimental Film Festival, The Dixon Place lounge, and Ed. Varie Gallery. Buzz's collaboration with LJ Roberts was exhibited at the Renwick Gallery of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Chatroulette: Serial Terror (2010)
Internet Dating with Beth Slutzky (2009/pre-trans)
Villanelle for Daters (2012)