Slogan T-shirt for The Visitor, a film by director, photographer, performer, writer and queer provocateur Bruce LaBruce. 

Bruce LaBruce is a filmmaker, photographer, writer, and artist based in Toronto but working internationally. Along with a number of short films, he has written and directed 14 feature films, including Gerontophilia (2013), which won the Grand Prix at the Festival du Nouveau Cinema in Montreal in 2013, and Pierrot Lunaire (2014), which won a Teddy Award at the Berlinale in 2014. As a photographer he has had numerous gallery shows around the world, including a photo exhibit called Obscenity at La Fresh Gallery in Madrid which caused a national ruckus in Spain in 2012. His feature film L.A. Zombie (2010) premiered in competition at the Locarno film festival and was subsequently banned in Australia in 2010. His movie, Saint-Narcisse (2020), was named one of the top 10 films of 2021 by John Waters in Artforum. His porn feature, The Affairs of Lidia (2020), from Erika Lust Films, was released in 2022. LaBruce has contributed to a variety of international magazines, newspapers and websites as both a writer and photographer, including Index Magazine, for which he also acted as a contributing editor, Vice, The Guardian UK, Honcho, Purple Fashion, Numero, Dazed and Confused, Tank, BlackBook, Bon, Fantastic Man, Man About Town, Bomb, and many others. His photography books Death Book and Photo Ephemera (in two volumes) are available from Baron Books. LaBruce has had a number of notable film retrospectives, including one at the TIFF/Bell Lightbox under the auspices of the Toronto International Film Festival in 2014, one at MoMA in New York in 2015, and one at the la Cinémathèque Québécoise in Montreal in 2022.

Print: Screen Printed
Stock: Gildan Heavy Cotton


About the project



The Visitor by film director, photographer, performer, writer and queer provocateur Bruce LaBruce is inspired by Pier Paolo Pasolini’s classic film Teorema (1968). For this re-imagining, the protagonist is a refugee, liberating the bourgeoisie from their sexual repression.