On November 8, CCAM will host a talk by Madison Moore (Guest Artist at the Yale School of Drama) as part of the ongoing Visual Storytelling series. The talk serves as an introduction to the ideas and creative creative practice of madison moore and expands into a three-week workshop on club culture at the Yale School of Drama. moore is a cultural critic, writer, DJ, and Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at VCU, and serves as Creative Director and Resident DJ at OPULENCE— an art collective and queer techno party. He holds a PhD in American Studies from Yale University, and has been profiled by The New York Times and the New York Observer. In his first book, “Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric,” published by Yale University Press, moore takes fabulous seriously as a radical aesthetic practice, writing powerfully and with vigor, grace and humor about how marginalized people turn pain and struggle into opulence. moore has lectured on topics related to queerness, blackness, pop culture, music and queer nightlife at universities, art galleries and nightclubs around the world, including Performance Space Sydney, University of Oxford, The Tate Britain, The Barbican, and many others. All are welcome to come hear him speak on Thursday!
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/// 12 hour queer techno fantasy ///
"The future is queerness’s domain. The here and now is a prison house. We must strive, in the face of the here and now’s totalizing rendering of reality, to think and feel a then and there. Some will say that all we have are the pleasures of this moment, but we must never settle for that minimal transport; we must dream and enact new and better pleasures, other ways of being in the world, and ultimately new worlds. Queerness is a longing that propels us onward, beyond romances of the negative and toiling in the present. Queerness is that thing that lets us feel that this world is not enough, that indeed something is missing."
~ JOSE ESTEBAN MUNOZ
+++ COME DRESSED!
Art x Jelly Luise
Come on board for a 14 hour journey through sound and space. TUPA TUPA is turning 2 and time has come to celebrate.
We are very excited about the venue which is going to be a perfect platform for the stand out line up of Djs containing old and new friends to our collective, all bringing their own individual styles.
You will be guided through the night towards a new day 👽 and more partying - because it's our second anniversary we are treating you to an after party that will be closer than you think...
AFTER PARTY (UNTIL 12PM - SECRET LOCATION) :
Amazing selector Olly Chubb from NTS Radio will be taking us from the dark into the light, starting off the after party with his wide knowledge of Detroit, acid house and old school techno.
***** FREE ENTRY TO THE AFTER WITH ENTRY TICKET TO THE PARTY *****
MORE INFO: https://www.facebook.com/events/724469204574749/
Nice and chill smoking area
>> TUPA TUPA <<
At its heart, fabulousness offers a kind of poetry, a poetics of how people throughout the diaspora create and recreate themselves everyday in the peculiar state of emergency that is living while black, brown, queer and trans. Instead of being bogged down by the stresses of living while black, fabulousness transforms that duress into unimpeachable aesthetic genius. Building on this year's theme of black creative expression as intense, urgent and in Freefall, MADISON MOORE (Assistant Professor of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s studies at Virginia Commonwealth University) explores how style is a political intervention that uses creativity to imagine a thrilling elsewhere.
free tickets available here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/on-fabulousness-tickets-49643795930?aff=ebdssbdestsearch
This event is a part of FORUM, 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair's Programme of talks, performances and screenings. Entry to the talks is free for all the ticket holders of 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair. Further information on how to purchase tickets for the fair here.
pure immanence xxv
10pm–11:30pm: pure immanence
11:30pm–1:30am: madison moore
"There is a mode of individuation very different from that of a person, subject, thing, or substance. We reserve the name haecceity for it. A season, a winter, a summer, an hour, a date have a perfect individuality lacking nothing, even though this individuality is different from that of a thing or a subject. They are haecceities in the sense that they consist entirely of relations of movement and rest between molecules or particles, capacities to affect and be affected."
–Deleuze & Guattari, from "Becoming-Intense, Becoming-Animal, Becoming-Imperceptible..." (261)
Author madison moore comes to Other Nature to read from and discuss his new book Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric, an exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever!
Doors at 19:00, reading: 19:30. Free entry, no booking necessary.
Madison will read select passages from Fabulous, answer questions from the audience and sign books.
Dance With Pride - Fundraiser Open Closet
noorderschip invites Dance With Pride for a 'fundraiser goes club night' to support the Queer community during Amsterdam Pride.
Dance With Pride aims to reunify electronic music with queer culture. During pride we will raise money for Open Closet, a Worldhouse group that supports undocumented LGBT’s. All proceeds from tickets and bar of this night will be donated.
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JAIPA b2b SPFDJ
Dance With Pride aims to offer a safer* space. This means there is zero tolerance for racism, sexism, queerphobia, transphobia or ableism. If you have any questions or concerns please feel free to reach out to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
If financial constraints keep you from attending this party please reach out as well.
Noorderschip: NDSM Pier 1
€10 pre sale
€13 at the door
(no extra costs)
“He literally wrote the book about fabulousness” reads the headline of the New York Times article on madison moore’s book ‘Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric’. In honor of his research to queer culture and nightlife, Dance with Pride and Glamcult invite moore for a conversation with JeanPaul Paula, moderated by Souhayla Ou-Oumar.
madison moore is a professor and DJ. He is a resident DJ and creative director at OPULANCE, an art-collective and queer techno party. Teaching in fields such as Queer and Performance studies at Kings College in London, he brings his experience from nightlife into the classroom.
JeanPaul Paula is a stylist, creative director and DJ. His work is featured in Dazed & Confused, Wonderland and Glamcult amongst others. In 2017 he created his first exhibition: ‘This. My body a work on modern day masculinity.’
Souhayla Ou-Oumar wil moderate this talk 🌈
“I’m suggesting that fabulousness ups the ante by doing the opposite. Instead of reaching back into time and imagining a relationship to the past, fabulousness imagines what life could be like in the future and yanks that vision to the present. To the now. Style affords us the potential to dream, to inhabit another world, not “in theory” but in practice.”
August 3, 17.00-19.00
Glamcult Studio, Westerdok 274, Amsterdam.
There is limited capacity at the venue. Please RSVP through: https://www.eventbrite.nl/e/tickets-fabulous-with-madison-moore-and-jeanpaul-paula-48453368329
The Buttons family invites you to an extended 56 hour enlightenment workshop for those in need of dynamic anal chakra rejuvenation.
Pride month in Berlin means the return of our annual charity mud wrestling match. Last year we raised €1,000 for the Russian LGBT Network to help provide assistance to the victims of detention and torture in Chechnya.
23:59 Friday July 20 - 08:00 Monday July 23
Artwork by Carlos Garcia-Sancho
Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric
A standing book launch with author madison moore, a cultural critic based at King's College London. Doors, 7pm
Fabulous is published by Yale University Press in the UK on June 12th.
Is being fabulous only about style, narcissism, and selfies? Or can acts of fabulousness be political gestures, too? A riveting synthesis of autobiography, cultural analysis, and ethnography, moore’s study examines how extreme risk-taking in style, creativity, and performance allows queer, black, and other marginalized outsiders to gain a voice in a world where they are not supposed to exist.
An exploration of what it means to be fabulous—and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever
Prince once told us not to hate him ’cause he’s fabulous. But what does it mean to be fabulous?
Is fabulous style only about labels, narcissism, and selfies—looking good and feeling gorgeous? Or can acts of fabulousness be political gestures, too? What are the risks of fabulousness? And in what ways is fabulous style a defiant response to the struggles of living while marginalized?
madison moore answers these questions in a timely and fascinating book that explores how queer, brown, and other marginalized outsiders use ideas, style, and creativity in everyday life.
Moving from catwalks and nightclubs to the street, moore dialogues with a range of fabulous and creative powerhouses, including DJ Vjuan Allure, voguing superstar Lasseindra Ninja, fashion designer Patricia Field, performance artist Alok Vaid-Menon, and a wide range of other aesthetic rebels from the worlds of art, fashion, and nightlife.
In a riveting synthesis of autobiography, cultural analysis, and ethnography, moore positions fabulousness as a form of cultural criticism that allows those who perform it to thrive in a world where they are not supposed to exist.
madison moore, PhD, is a cultural critic, DJ, and creative director whose writing has appeared in Theater, Journal of Popular MusicStudies, Dancecult: Journal of Electronic DanceMusic Culture, Aperture, Thought Catalog, Out,Splice Today, and Inteview. Born in Ferguson, Missouri, madison currently lives in London and Berlin. www.madisonmooreonline.com
“Fabulous is an absorbing, engagingly written, and highly insightful study of how ‘beautiful eccentrics’ creatively self-fashion themselves to articulate identity, assert presence, and reclaim power on the streets and in the nightclub.”—Harvey Young, author of Black Theater Is Black Life
"Fabulous does not simply track new club worlds, it takes us to them. The book does not just tell us about fashion and clubs, it is immersed in the scenes it conjures. This is engaging, relevant, and glamorous." —Jack Halberstam, author of Female Masculinity and The Queer Art of Failure
"Celebrating the joys of being beautifully eccentric in a bland world, Fabulous offers a theory of fabulousness as political glitter that’s both deviant and defiant. This vivid account of queer motion through clubland’s portals of possibility is a clarion call for a new and colorful consciousness that can collapse stale categories, confront privilege, and combat toxic Trumpism."—Victor P. Corona, author of Night Class: A Downtown Memoir
“[A] revelatory study of one facet of LGBTQ culture and transgressive art and fashion.”—Publishers Weekly
Blackwell's presents an evening with madison moore, who will be exploring his new book 'Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric', an exploration of what it means to be fabulous - and why eccentric style, fashion, and creativity are more political than ever.
What does it mean to be fabulous? Is fabulous style only about labels, narcissism, and selfies—looking good and feeling gorgeous? Or can acts of fabulousness be political gestures, too? What are the risks of fabulousness? And in what ways is fabulous style a defiant response to the struggles of living while marginalized? madison moore answers these questions in a timely and fascinating book, moving from catwalks and nightclubs to the street, 'Fabulous' includes a range of fabulous and creative powerhouses, including DJ Vjuan Allure, voguing superstar Lasseindra Ninja, fashion designer Patricia Field, performance artist Alok Vaid‑ Menon, and a wide range of other aesthetic rebels from the worlds of art, fashion, and nightlife.
madison moore, is a cultural critic, DJ, and creative director whose writing has appeared in Theater, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture, Aperture, Thought Catalog, Out,Splice Today, and Interview. His work touches pop culture, queer studies, fashion, nightlife, sound, media, visual culture and contemporary art. madison is currently a Research Associate in Modern Moves in the Department of English at King’s College London, where he is also the director of the Queer@King's Research Centre.
madison moore will be interviewed by Ruth Ramsden-Karelse. Ruth is a co-convener of the Queer Studies Network and a DPhil candidate in the English Faculty, based at Merton College, University of Oxford. Ruth is primarily interested in drag performances as sites at which gender, sexuality, race and class intersect in their full contextual complexity.
For all enquiries please email email@example.com. The doors for this event will open at 6:45pm, with seats allocated on a first come, first seated basis. There will be a bar serving an array of drinks available to purchase from 6:45pm-7pm.
We're back for another all-nighter in Lawrence Hill on 18th May.
The night is sold out, event info will be sent out via email to ticket holders.
As usual, we have a safe space policy. Please read carefully:
We endeavour to create a safe and inclusive environment for all partygoers, regardless of race, gender, sexuality and ability. If you are made to feel uncomfortable at any point during the night please let one of us know. There will be someone at the door and others around the venue and we will try to rectify any problems, including ejecting people who are behaving inappropriately.
Unfortunately most of the venue is not wheelchair accessible; however, the main room can be accessed with manual wheelchairs up one or two small stairs and the Dialogue crew are more than happy to help in any way we can. Please contact us for more info if needed.
Likewise if you have any suggestions to improve the inclusivity and accessibility of our events please let us know as we'd love to hear them.
madison moore, artist, DJ, cultural theorist and author gives a talk exploring the connections between queerness, politics and personal style, based on his forthcoming book Fabulous. He is joined by artists Leyneuf Tines and Daniel Brathwaite-Shirley who will share through their own images and discuss with him their own style journeys.
Based in London and Berlin, madison moore’s work touches on pop culture, queer studies, nightlife, sound, media, visual culture and contemporary art. He holds a Ph.D. in American studies from Yale University and is currently an ERC funded researcher in 'Modern Moves' in the Department of English at King's College London, where he is also the Director of the Queer@King's research centre.
His writing has appeared in Theater, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Aperture, Thought Catalog, Out and Interview. His first book Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric will be published in the U.S. in April 2018 on Yale University Press and worldwide in June 2018. Drawing on creative writing, cultural analysis, interviews and observation, Fabulous brings the reader on a journey through nightclubs, street fashion, contemporary art, pop culture and vogue balls to tell the story of fabulousness as a politic as well as a form of resistance.
An evening of reading, conversation, kees and whiskey with Madison Moore + Shaun J. Wright.
+++ DJ set by Shaun J. Wright
madison moore PhD is a cultural critic, DJ, and creative director whose writing has appeared in The Paris Review, Theater, Journal of Popular Music Studies, Dancecult: Journal of Electronic Dance Music Culture, Aperture, Thought Catalog, Out, Splice Today, and Inteview. Born in Ferguson, Missouri, madison currently lives in London and Berlin.
Shaun J. Wright - Born and raised in West suburban Chicagoland, Shaun J. Wright spent most of his teen years immersed in the sounds of house music. His love for dance music expanded throughout his high school years as he partook in the underground dance scene now globally known as Juke. While in undergrad at Morehouse College in Atlanta, he developed his skills as a dancer/voguer in professional dance companies and the ballroom scene. After acquiring an MA Fashion Curation, from the London College of Fashion, Wright enjoyed an active career in fashion in New York City. That is where he met Andrew Butler, founder of Hercules and Love Affair, and began a whirlwind collaboration with the ensemble as a vocalist. Currently, Wright is exhilarating dance floors worldwide as a DJ and is featured on several acclaimed releases with Stereogamous, Bell Boys, Bobmo, Kiki, Alinka, and System of Survival with more stellar collaborations on the horizon for 2016. He is also finishing his long-awaited solo EP.
Prince once told us not to hate him ’cause he’s fabulous. But what does it mean to be fabulous? Is fabulous style only about labels, narcissism, and selfies—looking good and feeling gorgeous? Or can acts of fabulousness be political gestures, too? What are the risks of fabulousness? And in what ways is fabulous style a defiant response to the struggles of living while marginalized? Madison moore answers these questions in a timely and fascinating book that explores how queer, brown, and other marginalized outsiders use ideas, style, and creativity in everyday life. Moving from catwalks and nightclubs to the street, moore dialogues with a range of fabulous and creative powerhouses, including DJ Vjuan Allure, voguing superstar Lasseindra Ninja, fashion designer Patricia Field, performance artist Alok Vaid‑Menon, and a wide range of other aesthetic rebels from the worlds of art, fashion, and nightlife. In a riveting synthesis of autobiography, cultural analysis, and ethnography, moore positions fabulousness as a form of cultural criticism that allows those who perform it to thrive in a world where they are not supposed to exist.
queer techno party
queer techno party
queer techno party
£7 entry + message for low-income list
art direction + photography by jelly luise
door by micah.nx + oscar king
queer techno party
queer techno party
queer techno party
£7 entry + message for low-income list
art direction + photography by Jelly Luise
film by Daniel Brathwaite-shirley
door by Daniel Brathwaite-shirley + Oscar King
// VENUS IN FURS //
Venus In Furs cut her teeth on the warehouse party scenes of Montreal and Northern England. Her sets are informed by a 13 year career on both sides of the DJ booth, driven by a voracious musical gourmandism and a hyperbolic knowledge of what makes a good night out.
// MICA COCA //
For me music and especially electronic music is the possibility to express and create complex feelings, atmospheres and impressions by using a language everybody understands!
// MADISON MOORE //
OPULENCE resident DJ madison moore will be serving you a full on, sickening techno fantasy.
BOOM! A Rave in Blackness takes place in The Deadhouse, a space underneath the Somerset House courtyard, with music stretching from techno to r’n’b, and from house to experimental music.
Evan Ifekoya curates a selection of sound works that explore the relationship between listening and queerness, and between listening and community, with contributions from black artists from across the gender spectrum.
Featuring DJs Josh Caffe, Venus Ex Machina, Shy One, Marcia Carr, and madison moore.
BOOM! The Politics of Black Sound is a research project supported by the Cultural Institute at King’s College London and Somerset House Studios. Studio Associate Evan Ifekoya and madison moore, a researcher in the Department of English at King’s College London, co-leaders of BOOM!, think about the relationships between sound and blackness, sound and queerness, highlighting black femmes, black queer female and non binary artists in electronic dance music worlds.
Please note this is an 18+ event. Purchase tickets here.
how to work a look explores the relationships between queerness, spectacular style and resistance. the colloquial phrase "working a look" highlights the queer practice of using fashion to critique restrictive societal norms. for queer, trans, and non binary people of color, style is resistance, a way of fighting through the ashes of everyday life. it is a practice that centers beauty, fashion and getting dressed as deeply political projects.
queer techno party
queer techno party
queer techno party
£7 entry + message for low-income list.
art direction + photography by jelly luise
door by oscar king
//// TWANG ////
Fusing elements of Techno and Electro, he has carved out a provocative experience for the uninhibited and propagates a bold, high-energy sound in each of his sets. TWANG has been decimating dance floors in shady corners of London’s East End for some time. Fusing elements of Techno and Electro, he has carved out a provocative experience for the uninhibited and propagates a bold, high-energy sound in each of his sets. Cutting his teeth in Cape Town’s Fiction, TWANG's eclecticism has developed into a distinct artistic voice and his newly formed residency Shoes at Vogue Fabric’s has already achieved notoriety.
//// Kasey Riot ////
Born and bred in Vancouver's underground House & Techno music scene and now based in London UK, Kasey Riot is an established international DJ & producer notorious for her bass-injected House sets. Back home she produced elusive warehouse parties Hotline & Night Supply which showcased the best in local & national underground DJs & where she regularly did closing sets that cemented her reputation for delivering carefully curated journeys blending a mix of House, Bassline, Garage and Techno.
In 2012 she shifted her focus to production and after several free releases online, in 2015 Wet Trax signed her debut release Naughty Girl, a remix for Melleefresh & Boy Pussy'. A UK inspired bassline House track. As a result of her new releases and underground partymaking reputation she found herself racking up the air miles and moving floors across Canada, USA & Europe's biggest clubs and festivals.
Today you can find her dropping her signature vibe in London at Ministry Of Sound, Egg & Fire, this summer in Ibiza and her monthly live video streams from LSA. Be sure to keep an eye out for her debut album being released in 2017.
Supported on Tour: Maya Jane Coles, Total Freedom, Miles Dyson, Sneaky Sound System, Brenmar, Jay Zoney, Area 303, Mykki Blanco, LE1F, A Club Called Rhonda, Tom Stephan, Mike Q, Simone Denny, Ruby Rose, Kreayshawn, Steve Aoki, Torro Torro, Fedde Le Grand.
//// madison moore ////
madison moore is a london-based queen/ cultural theorist with a passion for bass, soundscapes and the romantic, emotive power of dark techno, with flourishes of sassy, uplifting brilliance.
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?
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!
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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