Archive of Special Presentation

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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Grab The Garnish Off The Plate And Put It In Your Hair. By Monique Jenkinson

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 5 Comments

I will start my post with the questions with which I was presented at the outset. I will try to answer most of them. I hope this isn’t too massive. So what makes Bay Area queer economies what they are? What are our secrets and what are our struggles? And maybe…

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Global Consequences of Queer Unemployment by Philip Huang

on February 16th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

Dear unemployed queers. As you ponder whether and how to re-enter the workforce, I urge you to consider the net effect of your unemployment not just on your own life but upon those of your fellow citizens, indeed upon society at large, by asking a question that may not seem…

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A Patchwork Quilt. by Carol Queen

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | No Comments

My economy has always been a patchwork quilt. I balance at least four elements of living in the material world at all times — in a way, five, because I am the head of my household (something as a queer girl I always assumed I might have to do, but…

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This Is Personal by Cristina Carrasquillo

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 4 Comments

“no reflex on knees” “no sensation on skin” “no movement” “…do you remember?” I was about to turn 17 when the car brutally flipped out of control and violently threw my body out the windshield. I flew 27 feet and landed on my neck. Still alive and in and out…

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All Dressed Up by Chase Joynt

on February 15th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Mapping, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

economy [ɪˈkɒnəmɪ] n pl –mies 1. careful management of resources to avoid unnecessary expenditure or waste; thrift If I were to substitute “resources” with “feelings”, this would be an excellent one-sentence explanation as to why I go to therapy. This definition is also thematically applicable to how I feel about…

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BLOG SALON #2: On Queer Economies – FEB 13th through Feb 17th, 2012

on February 13th, 2012 in Blog Salon, DIY Production, Mapping, Special Presentation by | No Comments

About Release Dates About Instigated by Jesse Hewit and Ernesto Sopprani, this virtual salon gathers some of SF’s best queer contermporary art makers.  Prompted with a question we all grapple with every day, art makers share with us how do they make “it” happen.  We look at what tactics, currencies,…

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American Dreaming

on December 9th, 2011 in Special Presentation, [**] SPACE by | No Comments

December 9th, 2011 at 22.30pm American Dreaming is a facilitated durational event in which we hope to surrender concerns with hegemony and other framings, where we hope to produce knowledge instead of confirming what we already know, to find new ways of being together. The evening will propose a series…

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Before Common Error or Gay Area Now

on November 21st, 2011 in Special Presentation, [**] SPACE by | No Comments

Before Common Error or Gay Area Now We present the queer body’s reactions to physical and conceptual time/space. The performances exist as rituals that delineate the viewers awareness of visibility, both spectacular and quiet. Each performer is working with an individual language that hopes to reach the audience through emotional…

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