Bruce LaBruce, Jonathan Johnson

C A S S T L Presents: Bruce LaBruce & Jonathan Johnson: FIXATIONS

CASSTL is proud to present FIXATIONS, an exhibition by Bruce LaBruce with works by Jonathan Johnson and all the collaborations between both artists.

For the occasion of the opening of FIXATIONS, C A S S T L joins forces with DE CINEMA and DE NOR.

De Cinema will present a double bill showing No Skin of my Ass (1991) and Saint-Narcisus (2020), Bruce LaBruce will join for a talk with Guido Totté.
The party ALLE QUEERS IN DE NOR at De Nor (with concerts by DJ’s Bruce LaBruce, Jonathan Johnson & Stéphane Schraenen, and Daniël de Botanicus) will be the apotheosis of a week of Bruce LaBruce in Antwerp.

Bruce LaBruce is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and artist based in Toronto but working internationally. Along with numerous short films and music videos, he has written and directed fourteen feature films, including Gerontophilia, which won the Grand Prix at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal in 2012, and Pierrot Lunaire, which one a Teddy Special Jury Prize at the Berlinale in 2014. His feature film L.A. Zombie (2010) was notably banned in Australia. His latest movie, Saint-Narcisse, was named one of the top ten films of 2021 by John Waters in Artforum. His new porn feature, The Affairs of Lidia, from Erika Lust Films, was released in 2022.LaBruce has directed a number of music videos, two of which won him MuchMusic Video Awards in Canada, and recently won Best Gay Director and Best Gay Film at the internationally recognized XBIZ porn awards for his film Fleapit.

Jonathan Johnson was born in southern Germany, he began training as a goldsmith in the jewelry industry at the age of 20. He worked for Otto Jakob for 4 years then got his master's degree and went into business for himself.
Johathan Johnson has been collaborating with artists such as Bruce LaBruce, Asia Argento, Rocko Schamoni, Heinz Strunk, Angie Reed, Moonbootica, Tom of Finland and Arocha-Schraenen for many years.

Dates and venues

De Cinema
Tuesday, August 9, 19:00, double bill
Films and talk with Bruce LaBruce: No Skin Off My Ass (1991) and Saint-Narcisse (2020)
De Cinema/ De Studio: Maarschalk Gerardstraat 4, 2000 Antwerp
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Wednesday, August 10, 19:00-22:00
Opening exhibition FIXATIONS, Bruce LaBruce & Jonathan Johnson
CASSTL: Braziliëstraat 27, 2000 Antwerp
Open: Thursday, August 11 – Friday, September 16
Monday to Friday from 14:00-18:00
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De Nor
Saturday, August 13, doors at 20:00
ALLE QUEERS IN DE NOR with the concert by Steven Warwick and Liew Niyomkarn and DJ’s Bruce LaBruce, Jonathan Johnson & Stéphane Schraenen and Daniël de Botanicus
De Nor: Middelheimlaan 59, 2020 Antwerpen
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Artists: Bruce LaBruce, Jonathan Johnson