The Method Gun screening at OpenSPACE / CounterPULSE Underground! Lady Janitor invites you to The Coup: A Prequel, Bay Area Edition. Old Versions of Yourself: Amara Tabor-Smith’s Tribute to Ed Mock by Anna Martine Whitehead Re-inform-ulation – A Mobile Collective Laboratory comes to NY/SF/LA – by Milka Djordjevich

On Queer

Queer is by definition whatever is at odds with the normal, the legitimate, the dominant. There is nothing in particular to which it necessarily refers. It is an identity without an essence. ‘Queer’ then, demarcates not a positivity but a positionality vis-à-vis the normative. - David Halperin

This Is What I Want 2011, redefining the relationship between intimacy and performance.

This Is What I Want 2011, redefining the relationship between intimacy and performance.

This Is What I Want 2011, redefining the relationship between intimacy and performance. About the Production Curatorial Team SOMArts Dates Garage Dates Production Team About the Production THIS IS WHAT I WANT 2011 PRODUCED BY: JESSE HEWIT, RACHAEL DICHTER, AND THEOFFCENTER CURATED BY: JIZ LEE, JESSE HEWIT, RACHAEL DICHTER, KEITH HENNESSY,…

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SQUART! THESE COLORS DON’T RUN

SQUART! THESE COLORS DON’T RUN

t’s that time again! The next installment of SQUART is just around the corner. This time out we’re taking on everyone’s favorite flag-waving/freedom loving holiday, the Fourth of July, a day in advance. This raucous party is an epic collaboration between THEOFFCENTER, Homo-a-Go-Go, SQUART creator Laura Arrington and SOMArts. SQUART[ers]:…

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BLOG SALON No 1: ON MAPPING OUR WORLD

BLOG SALON No 1: ON MAPPING OUR WORLD

he subject of the first Salon is QUEER – queer performance, queer tactics, queer approaches, queer identity.  How has this once pejorative adjective, transformed itself into many different meanings?, how do we use something that has yet to find its own definition? how does it use us?   This blog has a multi-functional intention: to contextualize Queer and, by process of listing local contexts, to expand on what community is for us. Who is currently adding to the conversation? What is shaping it in the here now?

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Michelle Tea – NOT STRAIGHT

Michelle Tea – NOT STRAIGHT

  I read the book Angry Women in 1991 or something and was filled with panic – What am I doing trying to go to college, I’ve got to get out of here and start my life! And I did. Poetry open mics and zines, both at the same time,…

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Tessa Wills – More.

Tessa Wills – More.

…who am I here and now, to the people who are asking? I come from a white highbrow contemporary dance background. I came to that through music, which I was taught in a Japanese style from a really young age, through English Ballet, and Western classical music to British contemporary…

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Philip Huang – Our Poison

Philip Huang – Our Poison

I had been publishing short stories and freelancing for magazines for a decade when the bottom fell out of my writing career.  I spent a year in a deep funk.  Then I woke up one day and decided I was going to do a show.  I’d never performed before.  Khalil…

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Rotimi Agbabiaka – The Best Catch-all Word

Rotimi Agbabiaka – The Best Catch-all Word

I never really used the word “queer” until about a year ago when I moved to San Francisco. I don’t recall making a conscious decision to replace the words “gay” and “lesbian” with “queer” but I do remember hearing that word used a lot by my fellow San Francsicans—especially the…

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