Dynasty Handbag: Marginal Fame

Jibz Cameron
Performance artist Jibz Cameron during her lecture in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP
Jibz Cameron
Jibz Cameron presenting her alter ego, Dynasty Handbag. William Staffeld / AAP
Jibz Cameron
Jibz Cameron during her lecture. William Staffeld / AAP
Performance artist Jibz Cameron during her lecture in the Abby and Howard Milstein Auditorium. William Staffeld / AAP Jibz Cameron presenting her alter ego, Dynasty Handbag. William Staffeld / AAP Jibz Cameron during her lecture. William Staffeld / AAP

New York City–based performance artist Dynasty Handbag (née Jibz Cameron) will ramble about her early performance influences, her rise to marginal fame, and discuss her most recent work, an evening-length solo piece Soggy Glasses which premiered at Brooklyn Academy of Music in October 2014.

Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been presented at institutions such as The New Museum, The Kitchen, the Museum of Modern Art, Jose's Pub, PS 122, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts (San Francisco), REDCAT (Los Angeles), OUTFest, SXSW Film Festival, and Performa '07, '09, '11, as well as many international dives both great and small. She has been heralded by the New York Times as "the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years." In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag, Cameron has acted in work by The Wooster Group, The Residents, Kalup Linzy, Susan Lori-Parks, and others. She was an adjunct professor of performance and theater studies and comedy theory at Tisch School of the Arts at New York University. She is currently developing a television series with the production company, Electric Dynamite.

This public lecture is cosponsored by the Cornell University Lesbian Gay Bisexual Transgender Resource Center and the Cornell University Department of Performing and Media Arts.