Archive of Keith Hennessy

Queer Economy – by Keith Hennessy

on February 14th, 2012 in Article, Blog Salon, DIY Production, Mapping by | 2 Comments

How do YOU relate to “economy? I don’t relate to economy. I am made and unmade by economy. It’s been pointed out by several political philosophers and poets that our language and beliefs and perception are almost totally occupied by value, debt, exchange, deal, theft, tax, gamble, boss, worker, and…

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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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TOO MUCH! A Queer Performance Marathon 2012 – UPDATE!

on February 13th, 2012 in DIY Production, Festival, Programs, [**] SPACE by | No Comments

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

on January 17th, 2012 in Article, Mapping by | 2 Comments

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

on June 12th, 2011 in Festival, Special Presentation by | 2 Comments

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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Counting down to ZEROPOINT

on May 31st, 2011 in Uncategorized by | No Comments

THEOFFCENTER signs on as a community partner for ZEROPOINT – continuing the conversation about hybridity and collaboration, and deepening the connection with our mentors in creating radical and socially conscious work.   Artistic Roots Having founded the legendary performance group Contraband from which the likes of Keith Hennessy, Kathleen Hermesdorf…

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Robert Avila’s article on the SF BAY GUARDIAN.

on April 25th, 2011 in Press by | No Comments

Robert Avila visited us at SQUART INTO THE WILD.  After witnessing what took place he saw it fit to ask more questions and wrote a piece for The Guardian’s Stage Section Volume 45, Issue 28. This are some exerts we would like to highlight: “SQUART also epitomizes a community and…

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THIS IS WHAT I WANT 2011 – Call for Proposals

on January 20th, 2011 in Festival, Special Presentation by | No Comments

integrating our sexualities and sexual wants into our lived identities is becoming more and more necessary for many of us…and it is fucking hard. Sexually speaking, we are all at a strange and shape-shifting moment in our collective histories. Our lived choices are stillconstantly weighed in on by current trends in sexual self-expression, legislation, risk factors, gender-fucking, new drugs, new media, and a pervasive and very American push to know and answer to our selves, and therefore, we have some distinct questions on the table. So…THIS IS WHAT I WANT is back on the table too.. Submissions for THIS IS WHAT I WANT 2011 will be accepted Jan 17th through February 15th, and our decisions will be sent out by March 1st.

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TOO MUCH! A Queer Performance Marathon – LINE UP -

on January 18th, 2011 in Festival, Special Presentation by | 1 Comment

Too Much! strives to offers a temporal community in the borderlands of artistic contagion, exchange, friction, and tourism. Crashing the limits of neatly package identity-based events, Too Much! brings together artists and audiences on the basis of a shared appreciation of experimental, untried, queer art.

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TOO MUCH! A Queer Performance Marathon

on January 1st, 2011 in Festival by | No Comments

Zero Performance and THEOFFCENTER present: TOO MUCH! a queer performance marathon Sunday, January 23rd, 2011 | 2pm-midnight Dance Mission, 3316 24th St, San Francisco, CA Instigated and curated by Julie Phelps and Keith Hennessy in 2010, Too Much! presented some of the years most risky and experimental works by more than 60 artists…

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