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

The Past is a Grotesque Animal – Macklin Kowal interviews Mariano Pensotti

The Past is a Grotesque Animal – Macklin Kowal interviews Mariano Pensotti

    Earlier this week Macklin Kowal, local choreographer and maker of performance art interviewed Mariano Pensotti about this work.  Here are the transcripts of the meeting. ——————————– Macklin: I was struck when I read your comments on the past, a central theme in El Pasado es un animal grotesco: “The…

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AN ECONOMY OF LOVE. by Anna Martine Whitehead.

As I see it, there is now only one way left to talk about ourselves. And first we must close our eyes.Imagine yourself under water. You are a human being, submerged in the depths, able to breath through your human-gills, able to walk along the ocean floor and fraternize with…

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A Patchwork Quilt. by Carol Queen

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

“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

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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In The Family: The Queer Rolodex

About a month ago, one of my closest friends had a pretty major health scare. Being the good West Coast queer I am, one of the first things I did was call a friend and ask her to whip up a batch of her herbal Trauma Tea to tamper the…

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Queers Generate Value by…

When I was asked to blog about queer economy, my first reaction was “maybe they asked the wrong person by mistake. I don’t know even know what queer economy means?” Before I moved to San Francisco in 2010, I had never used the word queer to define myself, and had…

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