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Blog Salon #3 – JOIN THE QUEER MILITIA by Mona G Hawd

on December 5th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 2 Comments

  That spoiled brat Maryam. She feels like collapsing all the time. Things happen around her that make her want to escape into herself and into some other dimension. Collapse is not an option though right now people. So, I have some questions that you can ask yourself, as you…

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Blog Salon #3 “Extremely Basic” by Jefferson Pinder

on December 4th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | 5 Comments

Salty South Carolina coast Sand everywhere. In the grass, in my clothes, in my boots, in my nose, in my food. Steamy, wet hot days of experience and agony. You can smell the tropics in the air. Trying to understand what brought me to this small East Coast Island. It’s…

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Blog Salon #3 “Fail or Fall” by Jai Arun Ravine

on December 4th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping by | 2 Comments

“Because the queer art of failure is so hot right now” was the tagline to Manish Vaidya’s EPIC FAIL birthday party, which I epically failed to attend. Chicken Run is cute and all, but what’s the T about Jack Halberstam’s book? All of a sudden everyone’s fetishizing failure. (Wow, you…

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Blog Salon #3: On Collectivity and Collapse

on December 2nd, 2012 in Blog Salon, DIY Production, Dramaturgy, Mapping by | No Comments

Intoduction  The Prompt Entries Contributing Artists Outro/Summary Intoduction In 1967, amidst uprisings by the globally dispossessed, Barthes proposed the Death of the Author, and creators have since been playing with radical ejection from and ambiguous presence within new work. The notion of collective collapse in performance is another utterance in this…

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

on May 30th, 2012 in Community Partner Program, Mapping, Slider, Slides, Special Presentation, [**] SPACE by | No Comments

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…

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Building Patterns – A Community Self Assessment Project

on March 12th, 2012 in Mapping by | 2 Comments

Building Patterns Community Self Assessment Survey Create your free online surveys with SurveyMonkey, the world’s leading questionnaire tool.

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Maplechasers: A Program of Canada’s Sweetest Video Makers.

on March 12th, 2012 in Community Partner Program, DIY Production, Festival, Mapping, Special Presentation, [**] SPACE by | 1 Comment

. Do you know any Canadians? Well come to the Maplechasers screening and become familiar with some of our finest queer Canadian video makers! Fall in love with the canucks! Move up north to the land of beavers, the queen, and maple syrup and get all your art funded. This…

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Notes from the Grid & Fees – The Greed Factor. (A Work in Progress) by Sara Shelton Mann

on February 17th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | No Comments

Notes from the Grid 1. Thousands of years ago a cataclysm occurred physically and consciously that created a wobble on the planets. The program was fear. (Victim, persecutor, rescuer) To control create fear and add a program of religions. We wake up to a practical spiritual economy. Stay in the…

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Panic. Friendship. Celebration. by Mica Sigourney

on February 17th, 2012 in Benefit, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 3 Comments

I am sort of tired of trying to define queer, and then also struggle with the ideas of economy, as the global one topples towards failure and the national one is tenuous. I’ve been living below poverty line (chosen lifestyle) for a few years. About 3 years ago when I…

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A Duel, No Winners By Ben McCoy

on February 17th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 4 Comments

Almost as a reflex, I was callous, cruel, and dismissive. I was sitting on my usual throne, which is to say, a barstool. The bar was pretty empty, as some places are before 5 PM. A mid-to-late twenties girl came in (I call her a girl instead of a woman…

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