Hey folks! I’ll be reading a new story about the time I wanted to make out with a pretty boy and ended up organizing a consensual gang bang for a […]
You know a month has a bad rep when the cheeriest quote you can find is from Jean-Paul Satre. The author of ‘Nausea’ said, “To read a poem in January […]
Thursday January 17th Wu Tsang will present the documentary Wildness at an 7:30pm screening at the Culver Center for the Arts (downtown Riverside), and for a 2:00pm afternoon artist’s talk […]
Symposium! January 13, 2013 - 10am-5pm Human Resources in Los Angeles (410 Cottage Home St, LA CA 90012) A symposium featuring work by emerging artists and visual/performance studies scholars in the […]
Dan Colen, TBT, 2012, concrete filled whoopee cushion, 16.5 x 13 x 7 inches Courtesy of the artist and Gagosian Gallery IT AIN’T FAIR 2012 Art Basel Miami Beach Opening reception […]
In cooperation with Black and Pink, we are providing free copies of THE COLLECTION to transgender and queer prisoners who request it. Black and Pink maintains a penpal service and other support to LGBTQ people impacted by the , with over 2200 people on their newsletter mailing list alone. They also survive completely via donations of cash, technology and time and operate as an all-volunteer group. Books are in high demand for all prisoners, and as we started work on our first title, we knew that one priority would always be making our books available to LGBTQ people in prison, who are disproportionately affected by the prison industrial complex.
Giving a definition to gender variance is tricky. As is defining chronic illness. People tell themselves “I am not sick enough or queer enough or whatever enough” to identify these ways and this hesitance stops us from forming communities and connections. We isolate because our experiences are not talked about or validated and our unique and varied lives don’t lend themselves easily to group formation. Definitions are inherently constraining which is why many gender variant and chronically ill folks resist identity categories that often hew to normative binaries. With this in mind, SICK will bring folks together to make beautiful complicated art about our intersecting experiences as gender variant and sick people. If you find your life, identity or experiences resonating with these words its time to make art about it. Whether this is visual, video or performance art, queer communities need to hear from you!
Be inspired to create, to celebrate and to keep telling your stories! A little encouragement can go a long way. Some times all it takes is one festival to screen your film, one person to tell you how much your work meant to them to motivate you to keep on creating. And while the nymph of inspiration may flit in and out of our lives, the artists we are showcasing work tirelessly even when that elusive sprite is no where to be found. These filmmakers pour over dailies, spend long nights editing, and toss and turn at night wondering what they’ll do if they don’t meet their Kickstarter goals. And sometimes we just want to throw in the towel and crawl into a hole and never come out…This is DIY filmmaking. This is why we need festivals. This is why we need awards.
Saturday September 15th – 8:30 pm A program of work by artists and musicians in conjunction with the season’s beginning in Chinatown. The evening will consist of film and performances […]
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.