Stewart Uoo presents

It's Get Better IV

Shelley Hirsch
Ian Isiah
La'Fem Ladosha
Bailey Stiles
Nick Weiss


Performance Documentation
Wednesday, July 20, 2016

Artists Space Books & Talks
55 Walker Street

Artists Space is proud to host Stewart Uoo's It's Get Better for the third time. Initially debuting during the first iteration of Pride Goes Before a Fall in 2013, It's Get Better is a music, performance, screening and reading series organized and presented by Stewart Uoo.

It's Get Better IV is a celebration dedicated to Brenda Marquez McCool, who lost her life whilst dancing with her son at the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando, and to all maternal figures who have supported the LGBTQ community.

With video contributions by:

Lars Petersen, Lise Petersen, Stephan Petersen
Adam Radakovich
Henry Satterwhite courtesy of Jacolby Satterwhite
Kyle and Tiffany Luu
DeSe Escobar
Roxy Farman
Marie Karlberg
Maggie Lee
Miwako Arawaka courtesy of Ei Arakawa
Lars Laumann
Margita Kalmár courtesy of Stefan Kalmár
Emily Sundblad
Grace Dunham
Ryan Trecartin
Bailey Stiles
Stewart Uoo
Shelley Hirsch


It's Get Better IV is one program in a series of evenings from

Pride Goes Before a Fall
     Beware of a Holy Whore
         Mise en Abyme


July 7 – July 26, 2016

For more information and a schedule of programs and list of protagonists click here

Shelley Hirsch (born June 9, 1952 in Brooklyn, New York) is a singer, performer and composer. She won a 1993 Prix Futura award.

Ian Isiah is a musician and stylist based in New York City.

La’Fem Ladosha is an artist, musician and DJ based in New York City, and is a member of the art collective House of Ladosha.

Bailey Stiles (born 1988 in Carthage, MO) is a performance artist and hair stylist based in New York City. She is a founding member of the performance collective Chez Deep.

Nick Weiss is one-half of Teengirl Fantasy, an ever-evolving electronic music duo. The group tours extensively worldwide and has performed at numerous art institutions such as MoMA PS1, MAD Museum, Cleveland Museum, New Museum, National Gallery of Victoria, Brooklyn Museum, and Bergen Kunsthall. Currently, Weiss is collaborating with artist Jacolby Satterwhite on a visual album based around songs written and recorded by his mother Patricia.

Stewart Uoo (born 1985 in Napa, CA) is an artist living and working in New York City. His work is currently on view in the exhibition Human Interest: Portraits from the Whitney’s Collection, Whitney Museum of American Art, New York.

Filmed by Yiyang Cao
Edited by Jason Hirata