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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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!
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.
in conversation with rashaad newsmen and dryden goodwin.
party to repeal the 8th amendment in ireland, the one that bans abortion. with saoirse, re:ni and rory bowens.
Part of the CTM Festival for Adventurous Music and Art in Berlin, Jan 27 to Feb 5. Click here for more details on the Festival.
panel at the BFI on jennie livingston's paris is burning in a contemporary context. with divaD magnifique, jay jay revlon, moderated by jay bernard.
Panelists included Stephane Mizrahi, niv Acosta, madison moore, Georgina Leo Melody and Brenda Dixon Gottschild
an hour long performance lecture on the queer allure of the catwalk in popular music and queer performance.
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.
this talk was part of the arts + humanities festival held at king's college london in october 2015.