Archive of Jai Arun Ravine

Blog Salon #3 Outro / Summary by Eboni Senai Hawkins

on December 10th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, Blogroll, Mapping by | 2 Comments

  We do not do things half-ass. The bravado and belief that comes with this territory outside the norm, means we don’t half-step. Our histories, broadly cultural, intimately familial, or gut-wrenchingly personal, have taught us that we must come correct.  Our ancestors and our non-believers whisper to us like Jefferson…

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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 #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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Jai Arun Ravine – Illuminations, Lineages and Gestures

on June 7th, 2011 in Uncategorized by | 3 Comments

Illuminations  Gabriel Todd’s “Loneranger pt 1” video, in the way Gabriel maps survival strategies for a queer of color spacetime, in the way Gabriel imagines temporality, landscape and the tunneling and hovering of queer desire. Alicia Ohs yelling “I WANT YOU TO EAT NAILS! THAT’S WHAT I’M LOOKING FOR!” in “when I die,…

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SQUART! Its Alive! or Be very Afraid! – Halloween Edition

on October 19th, 2010 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

Short for Spontaneous queer art, SQUART was originally conceived by Laura Arrington, out of the desire to foster community and create work without preciousness. THEOFFCENTER, celebrates Laura’s passion and is happy to join this event as co-producers helping to ensure its longevity while attending to the growth of this ever…

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