SICK – The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist
|SICK – The Life and Death of Bob Flanagan, Supermasochist|
|Screening||June 18, 2016, 8pm|
|June 21, 2016, 10:30pm|
This legendary documentary film chronicles the life of Bob Flanagan for several years leading up to his death in 1996. Flanagan was a Los Angeles writer, poet, performance artist, comic, and BDSM celebrity, who suffered from and later died of cystic fibrosis. It explores various aspects of his life, artwork, and philosophy through interviews and other personal footage depicting Flanagan, his partner Sheree Rose, and the Flanagan family.
In the film, Flanagan explains his use of BDSM for sexual gratification and also as a therapeutic device to regain control over his body from cystic fibrosis. He discusses his conceptual, performance, and video art, which often relates to pain, illness, medicine, and sexuality.