Homage to Klaus Nomi

Diane Teramana

1986 | 00:13:28 | United States | English | Color | Stereo | 4:3 | Video

Collection: Single Titles

Tags: Image Processing, LGBTQ, Performance

Klaus Nomi (born Klaus Sperber) was an underground superstar in the East Village arts scene in the 1970s and early 1980s. Known for his dramatic attire and make-up, and his theatrical stage presence, Nomi was a countertenor and could achieve a wide vocal range, allowing him to include operatic embellishments to his musical numbers. He died in 1983 and was one of the earliest artists to die from AIDS.

In this homage to Nomi, Teramana creates a surreal soundtrack of electronic music and opera and combines it with image processed scenes of psychedelic waterscapes and videos of Nomi, drag performers, and footage from a Punk Vaudeville show. 

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