Erin McCullough, a mosaic artist with Down Syndrome, has been staying in Los Angeles for the month of July to do a summer arts internship and public mural project with LA based artist Ashira Siegel at Jeffrey Foundation Early Education School in the Mid-City are of Los Angeles. This project received full funding through Indiegogo and has resulted in hundreds of drawings, a new body of paintings and a mosaic mural in the entry way of The Jeffrey Foundation. Erin McCullough is one half of Picklefish Productions, a mother daughter team of mosaic artists based in Carlsbad, NM, who have been working on mosaics projects for about 10 years. Ashira Siegel creates multimedia work merging various printing and dying techniques, collage, assemblage, photography, video, glass, ceramics, sewing and sculpture. She has completed numerous collaborative art projects as part of her work with Swoon’s collective “Swimming Cities of Switchback Sea,” and Andrea Zittel’s “Panelshop” and “Smockshop” projects. Jeffrey Foundation Early Education School is a nonprofit institution that helps young children with disabilities to prepare for for inclusion in public schools at little or no cost to their families.
Please join Rivers Response organizers & allied community activists from SRLP and the Kitchen Table Giving Circle for a community discussion on Trans inclusion and solidarity in women and LGBQ […]
Elle Mehrmand’s fauxlographic is a performative installation that takes place within an ethno-dysphoric cloning lab, where one can clone themselves in order to analyze their diasporic anxiety.
This workshop is facilitated by Micha Cardenas and Elle Mehrmand, members of Electronic Disturbance Theater.
Participants will create wearable electronics using the lilypad arduino, sensors, and sound. The workshop will consist of three days including performance, Puredata (Pd-extended) and open source electronics. Elle Mehrmand and Micha Cárdenas will share their experiences developing perfor…mance art using these tools. Participants will work towards developing a performance piece of their own/collaboration, and will have an opportunity for performing at the end of the workshop, if they choose to do so. To develop the performances the workshop will entail performance exercises inspired by Theater of the Oppressed, La Pocha Nostra and physical improvisation.
Call for Submissions
We’re currently accepting film submissions for the 3rd annual Los Angeles Transgender Film Festival. Please forward widely! Submit your short or feature film today!
Whether you’re dealing with gender-specific issues or not, we will be screen many diverse works made by trans, genderqueer, and intersex artists and our allies, including comedy, dramedy, drama, experimental, animation, and more!
Gay and Queer Things To Do In Los Angles Summer 2011
My friend Mira Bellwether has started an incredible new project called “Fully Functional (Formerly known as “Fucking Trans Women”). Read below to find out about this AMAZING project and how you can become a part of it.
“Fully Functional: A Zine About Fucking Trans Women”
…is a collaborative DIY (Doin’ It Yourself) zine about the sex lives of trans women. It is designed to help trans women and our lovers share information about how we have good sex and what we do when we have sex that works.
The project of Fully Functional is to create an open-ended community resource for trans women and our lovers interested in sharing information about sex and our sex lives. Published as a digital zine and, beginning with issue #1, a print zine, “Fully Functional” is designed to be an accessible medium for communicating and sharing information with each other. It is the first and only sex zine dedicated exclusively to the sex lives of trans women and our lovers, and most basically begins with the question “How?”, as in, “how do I have amazing, fulfilling, passionate, hot, toe-curling sex?” Contributors are invited to discuss the ins and outs of their own sex lives, with no one answer privileged over another. There are as many answers to the question “how do I have good sex?” as there are contributors, and with that in mind “Fully Functional” has been designed as a sort of community cookbook . Our zine is a community resource for sharing our knowledge, discoveries, and practices with one another and our lovers.
So Pomo” is a musical response to homo/transphobia and the video depicts a surreal queer takeover of a hostile environment that culminates in a celebration of our fabulous lives! Through camp, surrealism and fantasy, “So Pomo” celebrates queer desire and subverts the notion of fixed sexual and gender identities. ‘Pomo’ stands for Post-Modern, and Pomosexual is someone who identifies as beyond the labels of gay, straight or LGBT.