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This Saturday, September 7th, I'll be performing as part of Freewaves performance event, Love &/or Fear. In "customs", an endurance performance, I'll navigate Hollywood Blvd with a lot of baggage, exploring how the stranger confronts the legacy of legislated violence towards immigrants.

The indoor/outdoor participatory event brings together 35+ artists, art collectives, and organizations to celebrate intersectional gender identities building community and launching a SEXUAL HARASSMENT FREE ZONE in partnership with Peace Over Violence.

LOVE &/OR FEAR is the second public art event in the Dis…Miss series compromised of audience engaging exchanges about gender using multi-media platforms.

Saturday, September 7th
6500-6600 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028

On Tuesday, September 10th, I have the honor of DJing the opening of These Creatures, curated by Cindy Rehm, at the Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art.

In 1979, Nancy Buchanan made a fifty-eight second anti-advertisement with a male voiceover that marvels over the daily machinations of women. Like an anthropologist sharing his observations of a primitive tribe, his ironic awe reveals a position of authority. Women are the other, mysterious beings, who should always be approached with suspicion. This mistrust of women persists through time and can be seen in the persecution of witches, the invention of the female ailment called hysteria, and contemporary distaste for women’s ambition, especially in the arena of politics. Forty years after Buchanan made These Creatures, women are still grappling with issues around representation and autonomy. Female bodies are always under observation from the outside, and from within…”what secrets do they possess?”

These Creatures will derive from an intersectional feminist approach and will include female-identified artists who engage content that includes the performance and subversion of femininity, the monstrous feminine, the feminine as fetish, commodification of the female body, and expressions of female rage. Artists include: Johanna Braun, Virginia Broersma, Ursula Brookbank, Nancy Buchanan, Michelle Carla Handel, Carolina Hicks, Angie Jennings, Aubrey Ingmar Manson, Sarana Mehra, Heather Rasmussen, Jaklin Romine, Jinal Sangoi, Mariangeles Soto-Diaz, and Kandis Williams.

Tuesday, September 10th
Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art
Chaffey College
5885 Haven Avenue
Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Admission is free. Park in the Omnitrans Parking Lot (R5).  Parking permits can be purchased from machines located in the lots. Parking is $4 for all day or $1 for one hour.


The Wignall Museum of Contemporary Art is located at the northeast corner of the Chaffey College Rancho Cucamonga campus. Exit the 210 freeway (north) on Haven Avenue and turn right on Wilson Avenue (do not enter the campus by turning right at the marquee). From Wilson, turn right onto College Dr.  Follow College Drive as it curves to the left.  Park in the Omnitrans parking lot (R5).

“Capitalism will fall / then we will have a ball” – Chant from Oakland Teachers Strike, 2019
The chant from the recent wave of teacher strikes across the United States lends itself to imaging what a ball, in the queer sense of the word, might look like after capitalism. What can we craft from the debris and damage of our current economic system and what can queer cultures afford us in this process of imagining new worlds? How can we rework ideas of the nature/culture binary to sustain not only life but life as a queer affect? How will humans and non-humans recreate the aesthetics of survival after the world as we know it is over?

In the queer spirit of turning melancholy and mourning into fantastical resistance and reimaginings of the world, The Post-Capitalism Ball will be reading/ball performative extravaganzza. Punctuating this post-apocalyptic performance art fashion show, writers who have have imagined the end of days, co-creating new worlds with the non-human, and queer aesthetics in the face of climate death will read.

The event will include Land + Sea nail salon by Xiaowei Wang . As a nail salon, Land and Sea uses the intimate, confessional qualities of a nail salon to facilitate grounded conversations about climate change in a safe space. By performing the labor of care, they go beyond the existing discourses of climate change that are filled with rhetorics of risk, militarism, guilt and fear, all of which makes action against climate change deeply difficult. All of the nail polish is non-toxic and eco-friendly, custom made and mixed. The colors of Land and Sea’s nail polish reflect the colors of our changing earth under climate change. At the Land and Sea nail salon, visitors can can get manicures based on the different IPCC (Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change) projections.

Partipants include:
Katherine Agard, Michelle Antonisse, Charmaine Bee, Christy Roberts Berkowitz, Sam Cohen, Dulce Soledad Ibarra, Johnny Forever Nawracaj, Eliza Swann and members of the Golden Dome School, Xiaowei Wang and Martabel Wasserman

This event is part of Lambda Lit Fest 2019

Sunday, September 22nd
Pieter Performance Space
420 West Avenue 22
Los Angeles, CA 90031
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