Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Make It Happen!

The video "Make It Happen!: Transforming Justice: Ending the Criminalization & Imprisonment of Transgender & Gender Non-Conforming People" is finally up and ready to be viewed by YOU! It's been years in the making, I'm talkin' about 3 years ago I helped to shoot this video with Luke Woodward. Now it's done and edited and lives on as a wonderful record of an amazing convergence that took place at San Francisco City College in October 2007. Watch below for more info about the event and the demands of the movement...

(2010, 15 min)

Many thanks to TGIJP (Trans Gender non-conforming Intersex Justice Project) for the opportunity to edit this video and for their patience with my (sometimes slow) pace.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Liberace research

I've been visiting my Motherland (LA-The Valley) for the family holiday festivities but I've managed to squeeze in some local Liberace research for my next video project-- which I will most likely show in the MFA thesis show at the Berkeley Art Museum in May 2011. For this project I am handling a huge amount of found images and video footage and am currently figuring out how to transform myself into his likeness in a fabulous and respectful way. I still need to structure the narrative (think chocolate pianos turned ACT UP) into something cohesive. And because that May date is creepin' right around the bend I've got some major sequining and hand-beading to do. Check out some pictures I took (and some obvious one I didn't).

Liberace grave site Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills
Liberace grave site (detail) Forest Lawn - Hollywood Hills

Liberace's Sherman Oaks home on Valley Village Dr. (San Fernando Valley)
Sherman Oaks home side entrance
Piano Pool at the Sherman Oaks home as seen from Google Maps

Also, while I was here I picked up a little gift from my friend Kelly. It was something I regretted not buying from the Liberace Museum when Greg and I visited. It even on sale for $35--that is the extent of my poorness/cheapness. So, I asked her to get it for me a few weeks later when she paid her last respects to Lee and his now-closed museum.
my new ring
check out right hand index finger

Thursday, November 11, 2010

I said it once...

I'll say it again...

The Kickstarter campaign for the Suggestions of A Life Being Lived show cataloge is almost done!
58 more hours to go!

Give now or forever hold your peas...

Tuesday, November 2, 2010

A few things going on this week...

This Thursday, Eric Stanley and I are proud to be screening the movie that started it all:

 Thursday, November 4th at 8:30pm
Oscar Wilde House
(near UC Berkeley campus)
2410 Warring St.
Berkeley, CA
RSVP/more info: Facebook event


Friday night, Greg and I will be in UC Santa Barbara screening Falling In Love... with Chris and Greg, Episode 3: "Food!" and debuting the recently complete 10 minute: "Oh La La! Paris Special"! This event is student organized by S.A.S.S. - Society for Accessible and Safe Spaces (Facebook group), but open to the public and free!
Oh La La! Paris Special still
Friday, November 5th at 7:30pm
UCSB, room 136 College of Creative Studies
RSVP/more info: Facebook event


Sunday, Greg and I will be one of many wonderful featured performers at the 14th Anniversary of K'vetsh Queer Open Mic at Eros Gay Man Bathhouse in San Francisco. We will be officially, locally debuting "Oh La La! Paris Special"

Oh La La! Paris Special still
Sunday, November 7th at 7:30pm
Eros Center For Safe Sex
2051 Market St.
San Francisco, CA
RSVP/more info: Facebook event 


Wow, what a week! I hope this hectic schedule doesn't get in the way of a little visit to the  Madonna Inn on my way up and/or down the coast through San Luis Obisbo. Stay tuned for more info about Falling In Love... with Chris and Greg Season One DVDs, and Shadowshop at SF MOMA.