Femina Potens presents: INTERSECTIONS OF LGBTQ PERFORMANCE ART & SEXUAL POLITICS IN EROTIC FILM

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Femina Potens presents: INTERSECTIONS OF LGBTQ PERFORMANCE ART & SEXUAL POLITICS IN EROTIC FILM

INTERSECTIONS OF LGBTQ PERFORMANCE ART & SEXUAL POLITICS IN EROTIC FILM
SAN FRANCISCO, CA – JUNE 6, 2012 – Presented by Femina Potens Art Gallery at THEOFFCENTER as part of the  National Queer Arts Festival

Join our panel of feminists, queer artists, activists, counter-culture renegades and performance artists for a night of interactive performance art, film screenings, and artist panel discussion on the Intersections of LGBTQ Performance Art & the Sexual Politics of Erotic Film.

Where does conceptual performance work end and where does our libido begin? Is queer feminist erotic film inherently progressive? How do queer performance artists who are also sexual activists, decipher the difference between what is art, what is erotic, and what is pornographic? These are just some of the questions we will examine through film, art, and performance.

Performers include  Madison Young Dylan Ryan Maxine HollowayCoral AortaKitty Stryker,Nenna JoinerIgnacio Rivera and Sadie Lune.

www.feminapotens.org  –  www.theoffcenter.org – www.queerculturalcenter.org/NQAF

Tickets available  https://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/237502 

 

PERFORMER BIOS 

Madison Young is an international award-winning feminist porn star, director, gallerist, artist, and new mom. She has been directing and performing in erotic films for nearly a decade and has won great acclaim for her video line, Madison Young Productions, and her network of erotic web sites, the Feminist Porn Network. She has been awarded multiple feminist porn awards including “Indie Porn Pioneer” of the year and has received numerous AVN nominations for her films.  Her films have screened at film festivals throughout the States, Europe, and Australia. Young, who has been called a “sex-positive Tasmanian devil”, values sexual education in her work and has taught workshops, lectures, and acted as a panelist on the topics of sexuality, feminism and pornography, and kink across the around the world including at Yale University and UC Berkeley.  Her professional trajectory spans past performing in over a hundred adult films and directing 26 films for her own production company to include her contributions to the art world.  Under the name Madison Young, she has handled the artistic curation of over a hundred art exhibitions over the past decade, not only for Femina Potens Art Gallery but also for The National Queer Arts Festival, SOMARTS, The SF LGBT Center, and the Traveling Erotic Art Show.

Dylan Ryan, a self-proclaimed Porn Superhero and gender-bending superstar, is “making the world a better place, one porn at a time”.  Ryan has worked with a multitude of pornographers, from mainstream mega-company Hustler to BDSM aficionados Kink.com to San Francisco queer porn favorites Crash Pad Series, NoFauxxx, and Queer Porn TV.

Maxine Holloway is a porn performer, artist, sex-educator, webmistress and filmmaker. She creates and collaborates with the Bay Area’s hottest and the queerest. Her co-directorial debut film with Lexxx Sloan, ‘The Outlaw’, was featured and awarded in the 2010 Good Vibrations Erotic Film Festival. Certified in Sex-ED and HIV/STI Prevention, her educational workshops focus on sexual-health and sexual exploration. She recently started a live sex show performance troop with colleague Ava Solanas called ‘Cum & Glitter’.  Her favorite things to discuss are feminism, squirting, sexual fantasy, fetishes, sex worker stigmas, country music and syphilis.

Ignacio Rivera is a Queer, gender-shifting, Trans-Entity, Black Boricua, lecturer, activist, filmmaker and performance artist. Ignacio has shared their poetry, spoken word and storytelling for over 10 years. Ignacio has been performing their one-person shows, “Dancer” and “Lagrimas de Cocodrilo/Crocodile Tears” internationally.  As a lecturer/ trainer, Ignacio has spoken on such topics of racism, sexism, homo/transphobia, transgender issues, trans 101, sexual liberation, anti-oppression, anti-violence, multi-issue organizing and more.  Ignacio is one of the founding board member of Queers for Economic Justice, a progressive non-profit organization committed to promoting economic justice in a context of sexual and gender liberation.

Nenna Joiner is a director and producer of queer and trans porn, an artist, community activist, and sex educator, and the owner of Feelmore 510, an adult store catering to people of color in Oakland, CA.

Sadie Lune is a multimedia artist, sex worker, and pleasure activist. She has won awards for her films and performances, exhibited explicit whore-positive work in venues from a former Army barracks latrine to the SFMOMA, and shown her cervix internationally (in homage to the great Annie Sprinkle). Her writing on art and sex is published in books and magazines in the United States and Europe such as Bend Over Magazine and $pread. She is featured in Too Much Pussy, an explicit documentary directed by Emilie Jouvet about the Queer X Show tour of Europe, and appears in Mommy is Coming by Cheryl Dunye.  Sadie lives in San Francisco and Berlin with her three snakes.

Kitty Stryker is a curvaceous courtesan splitting her time between tying people up in San Francisco alleyways and helping clients (both able-bodied and not) realize their sexual possibilities in London. In her copious free time, Kitty is an Erotic Award winner, a founding member of Kinky Salon London, a guest lecturer about sex work, and a queer femme Daddy to her boy. Kitty blogs about her professional and personal experiences at Purrversatility.

Coral Aorta came out to her mother about sex work six hours ago, as of this writing, and discovered that Mom is just as perverted as she is herself.  Coral is a BDSM porn model, performance artist, writer and occasional art teacher.  She works with Femina Potens regularly and performed at the first Intersectionsevent at SXSW.

Intersections of LGBTQ Performance Art & Sexual Politics in Erotic Film
June 6, 2012
8pm
THEOFFCENTER
848 Divisadero
San Francisco, CA, 94117

www.feminapotens.org

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