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Touching Techno, Feeling Bass (Lecture, Time-Based Art Festival)
Sep
16
2:00pm 2:00pm

Touching Techno, Feeling Bass (Lecture, Time-Based Art Festival)

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Good techno needs a strong bass line, but bass is a complicated quality. Too much bass creates angry neighbors and noise complaints. Bass can be used in torture and you could even suffer hearing loss if you don’t keep the volume down low enough. But bass also produces affective pleasure and it gets our bodies and booties moving. How do our bodies connect with the bass on the dance floor? What does bass allow us to do or feel? Is there something queer about bass? 

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Houses: Community, Creativity and Competition (Time-Based Art Festival)
Sep
10
2:00pm 2:00pm

Houses: Community, Creativity and Competition (Time-Based Art Festival)

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In celebration of Pepper Pepper and friends’ fifth and final edition of Critical Mascara: A Post-Realness Drag Ball at TBA, don’t miss this roundtable and mimosa kiki by and for the growing Pacific Northwest ballroom scene. A diverse group of local dancers and performers will come together to get critical and connect about their practice and presence. Panelists include Hydrangea Strangea, the Father of House of Flora; Daniel Girón, Father of House of Ada; Stephaun E. Wallace, Legendary Father and Chairman/CEO House of Blahnik; Kerry Yamauchi, House of Flora; and more. Complimentary mimosas and refreshments will be served!
 

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Late @ Tate Britain: Platinum Paradise (Queer Nightlife Panel + DJ Set)
Jun
2
6:00pm 6:00pm

Late @ Tate Britain: Platinum Paradise (Queer Nightlife Panel + DJ Set)

Explore how people relate to their queerness in 2017 at a time where mainstream media lacks intersectional representation and sexuality and gender is considered fluid. Celebrate how LGBTQ communities have manifested themselves from the underground to the forefront of popular culture.

Explore QTIPOC nightlife in the Duveens with BBZ, centred on positive feminine energy and eradicating misogyny for queer women and genderqueer people of colour. Catch DJ sets from low-key Londoner and PDA resident Larry B and artist, cultural critic and DJ madison moore.

A new video work and talk by Jay Bernard addresses three vital questions: how do we deal with absences in history? How do we know something is missing if we didn’t know it was there? How do we address erasure, forgetting and deliberate exclusion, particularly around black queer lives? 

Watch UK Gay Bar Directory, a moving image archive of one hundred and seventy gay bars filmed in 13 cities across the UK by artists Hannah Quinlan and Rosie Hastings. The screening will be accompanied by performance from Chloe AD Filani.

madison moore and panellists Victoria Sin, Nontokozo F Sihwa and Jay Jay Revlon address how music, dance floors, and embodied creativity offer sites of resistance, resilience and recognition, all at 128 beats per minute.

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Shona Projects Artist Residency @ Eilean Shona, Scotland
May
11
to May 18

Shona Projects Artist Residency @ Eilean Shona, Scotland

Invited to lead two workshops as part of an artist residency on Eilean Shona, an uninhabited island off the coast of Scotland. One "critical karaoke" workshop focused on our personal connections to music, using the music and karaoke format to tell stories about our favorite pop songs. The second workshop was a DIY Party Tool Kit that highlighted the value and importance of queer nightlife and queer night spaces with the goal the folks would feel inspired to start their own parties in their hometowns. My contribution culminated in a "rave" on the island in the community hall!  

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Notes On A Black Queer Aesthetic @ University College London
May
8
4:00pm 4:00pm

Notes On A Black Queer Aesthetic @ University College London

This panel session brings together a group of scholars and artists working in and across black, feminist and queer studies. How inseparable are these fields? How might dialogues between black, feminist and queer studies animate different kinds of work? How best to describe this space of animation?

Chaired by Levi Prombaum, PhD candidate, UCL History of Art.

Featuring Sonya Dyer, artist, writer and curator and PhD candidate, Middlesex University; Eleanor Jones, PhD candidate, King’s College London/Tate; madison moore, DJ, writer, pop culture scholar and director of Queer@King’s; and Dhanveer Singh Brar, Junior Research Fellow, UCL Institute of Advanced Studies.

Free and all welcome. Drinks reception to follow.

Organised by qUCL in conjunction with UCL Institute of Advanced Studies. Supported by Octagon Small Grants Fund.

 

 

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How to Go Clubbing: The Magic + Mythology of Saturday Night @ Performance Space Sydney, Australia
Feb
20
6:00pm 6:00pm

How to Go Clubbing: The Magic + Mythology of Saturday Night @ Performance Space Sydney, Australia

invited performance lecture at performance space sydney. this piece focused on the autobiographical nature of nightlife, that nightlife is essentially about storytelling practices. the performance included autobiography, media and sound, and was particularly relevant in sydney, whose nightlife culture has been under attack due to draconian lock out laws, which have severely damaged the city's nightlife culture. 

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