Barflies (video installation 2003) is a seminal three-screen installation performed by Chakravarthi offering representations of the different investments in femininities embodied by Transvestites/Cross dressers, the pleasures, fears and dangers of being in public 'en femme' and the particular dialectic relationship they have with the heterosexual male. Barflies was screened for most recently for LADA's Just Like A Woman programme for the City of Women Festival (Slovenia, 2013).
LADA marked its 15th anniversary in 2014, which it celebrated with a series of initiatives across the year. The anniversary activities provided an opportunity to reflect on the seismic shifts in Live Art practices and discourses that had taken place since 1999 through the lens of the Agency and its work.
For LADA’s 15th Anniversary limited edition series, George Chakravarthi has produced a mounted triptych of prints derived from his Barflies project.