Monday, March 28, 2011

Comin' atcha: East Coast & Canada

Psst, I've got some stuff to tell you. Eric and I are about to embark on a mini tour making two stops on the East Coast and three in Canada. That means if you are in Philly, Middletown CT, Montreal, Ottawa, or Kingston, Ontario we're coming your way!!! We're alternately screening both Criminal Queers and Homotopia--but not at the same events. See below for details...

Wednesday, March 30, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Philadelphia, PA
Fisher Bennet Hall 401

 Thursday, March 31, 2011 @ 6:00pm
Criminal Queers at Wesleyan
Shanklin 107, Middletown, CT
Sunday, April 3rd, 2011 @ 7:00pm
Criminal Queers at University in Kingston, Ontario CANADA

Friday, April 1, 2011 7:00pm
 Montreal, Queb├ęc CANADA
2110 Centre for Gender Advocacy
2110 Mackay (between Sherbrooke and Maisonneuve)
Facebook event 
Monday, April 4, 2011 7:00pm
University of Ottawa, Agora CANADA

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Original Plumbing BLOG post #7: Irina, Nico & Scenes Unseen

You may or may not have noticed that I did not post my usual Sunday blog interview last week. Let me just give it to you like the 1990s group SNAP and say, around here: it's gettin, it's gettin, it's gettin kinda hectic! My MFA graduation date is less than 2 months away and while interviewing my friends in these posts about their wonderful projects has been inspiring, I am ready to go full force into my own work and head! Stay tuned for details on the opening of the 41st Annual UC Berkeley, Master of Fine Arts Graduate Exhibition. Til then, look what I got for you this week...

For my grand finale OP blog post I have closed the circle. Back to my roots of 8 weeks ago. I have returned to talk to Irina Contreras (remember all the way back to post #1 on The Miracle Bookmobile?). This time though, I talk with her and her other collaborator: Nico Dacumos. The two of them make delicious and social food together via Lubao's Supper Club, and they are currently putting together a performance event for the National Queer Arts Festival called, Scenes Unseen. It is a show about gender, sexuality, nationality and border crossing--of all kinds.

But don't take my word for it, read all about it: HERE!

Thanks again for reading and reposting these posts, people. It was a fun li'l weekly project, and I sincerely appreciate all the kind words I received about it. Did I ever tell you you're my hero?

Thursday, March 17, 2011

Original Plumbing BLOG post #6: Onya's Taste In Men

I'm 3/4 through with this OP blog writing assignment. Phew! I can almost see the finish line. Another race with another finish line that has been happening parallel to this one is my upcoming UC Berkeley MFA thesis (group) show on May 20th! Can you believe it's happening so soon? I can't...

Last week, in the vein of prepping for and stressing about thesis shows I talked to my friend Onya Hogan-Finlay about hers, called "My Taste In Men" which is solo (not group) and taking place down in the Roski gallery at USC.

Read the blog post here: Onya's Taste In Men

If you're in LA, please do check it out! The Miracle Bookmobile (from my first OP post) will be parked and slinging books at the closing reception.

Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Transbiological Body Event at NYU

I wrote a small piece on my video Extraordinary Pregnancies for a special issue of Women & Performance: a journal of feminist theory themed "The Transbiological Body." This event celebrates the release! Go check out the performance and pick up a copy!

Wednesday, March 9, 6:30-8:30
NYU Department of Performance Studies
721 Broadway, 6th floor studio
New York, NY

Monday, March 7, 2011

At Bay II: Selections from the 2010 Murphy, Cadogan and Phelan Awards

Hey party people! So, I won this award last Summer from the San Francisco Foundation (SFF) called the Murphy, Cadogan and Phelan Fellowship. It's open to MFA students in between their first and second years of their grad program, chosen from select schools here in the Bay Area.  Well, wouldn't you know it: I was one of the recipients chosen from UC Berkeley!

The SFF usually funds a big show of all the award winning work but this year, due to lack of money they decided not to. But we students got together and decided we wanted a show anyway so we coordinated with the Worth Ryder Art Gallery on the UC Berleley campus and made it happen! It opens this week, see details below...

March 9-19, 2011 | Reception Wednesday, March 9, 4-7 PM

“At Bay II” presents selected works by recipients of the 2010 Murphy,
Cadogan and Phelan Fellowship Awards, granted by the San Francisco
Foundation to students transitioning from their first to their second year
of graduate study in the Visual Arts. In support of these exemplary student
artists, the Murphy, Cadogan and Phelan Fellowships in the Fine Arts offer
 multiple awards of $3,500 to graduate students for continued academic study.

Department of Art Practice


Gallery Hours: Tuesday-Saturday 12-5 PM
116 Kroeber Hall (corner of Bancroft Way and College Ave)

Sunday, March 6, 2011

Original Plumbing BLOG post #5: Getting Nutty with Lex Vaughn

For this week's Sunday OP blog post I interview the US-turned-Canadian [dual] citizen, creative comic genius, and heart throb: LEX VAUGHN! I am certain I've gushed about ol' Lexxy once before on this here blog, but this time it's personal! She's a riot and a productive tour de force, and she took the time this week to talk to li'l ol' me. I'm so flattered I could cry...

Read it and weep along with me: HERE!