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 Choreographer/dance maker Minna Harri interviews fellow Finnish citizen and master artist Alpo Aaltoskis

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

Blog Salon #2 Trade Secrets by Kirk Read

Because we live in a microculture of self-identification, I will do that.I grew up middle class in a southern military family where money was not a painful thing. My parents had some struggle early in my life when a bunch of my siblings were in college at the same time….

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LUNCH BREAK by Jai Arun Ravine

It is 3:41 PM Pacific Standard Time on Wednesday, February 1. I would like to borrow Pamela Lu’s strategic approach to a piece written for the Poetic Labor Project  in 2010. (Read the transcript here.) Lu used an hour on her lunch break to write about the labor and work…

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Blog Salon #2 Divining Difference: by Annie Danger

At first blush, queer economy brings me visions of nothing but trouble. SF Party Queers shirking the lifestyle possibilities of a politicized, radical notion of queerness for the fearsome economies of social capital. We trade in looks and glares. Our rat race hustles from club to club, deals are made…

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

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

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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TOO MUCH! A Queer Performance Marathon 2012 – UPDATE!

TOO MUCH! A Queer Performance Marathon 2012 – UPDATE!

  Hello those interested in Too Much 2012, It turns out that Too Much 2012 is simply too much!  Inspired by Occupy while looking for new frontiers for local queer performance we decided to try a smaller, more decentralized, public site Too Much! This was a last minute vision without…

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Outsider Tactics – Three questions for Dean Moss

Outsider Tactics – Three questions for Dean Moss

. This past January 19 through the 21st, Yerba Buena Center for the Arts presented the west coast premier of Dean Moss’s Nameless Forest.  As part of THEOFFCENTER effort to contribute critical discourse into dance performance, Tessa Wills sat down with Dean Moss and asked him a few questions.  Tessa: Hi…

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A Question of Legacy; A text Inspired by Pina Bausch by Tessa Wills

A Question of Legacy; A text Inspired by Pina Bausch by Tessa Wills

  Pina Bausch’s company Tanztheater Wuppertal from Germany visited Berkley to perform Danzón in December 2011. It gives me an opportunity to crystalise some questions which bang around for me constantly as a working artist living in the Bay Area, but trained in Europe. How is her work expanded, reflected,…

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