Thursday, August 21, 2008

HAPPY LANDING (in New York Fucking City)

So, it's that time again...

Time for a SEX POSITIVE PARTY SPACE to be filled with RADICAL QUEERS. This doesn't mean that you will be forced or coerced in any way, as we are all respectful, but it's about time we...



Saturday, August 23rd, 10 pm

DJ Econ | Food | Drinks | Film | Art

933a Metropolitan Ave

L to Graham Ave. or Grand St.
G to Metropolitan (if you like walking)

Please invite people that you find SEXY, or people you find being SEXY, or people you find doing SEXY things in weird places while being people!!

We'll have a DJ, refreshments, and condoms and lube available, but please bring your own supplies (dental dams, etc.) to augment ours as this is a private event we're doing. Last time we did this, the DJ outlasted the crowd, so let's prove we can still party for days at a time!!

NO COST for this event, but we will accept donations to aid in future events/cleanup. There will be a clothes check for those who prefer to go NUDE.

(People with extensive lists of diverse sluts are welcome to forward this.)

Tuesday, August 19, 2008

Salome! A Veiled Threat

What: Salome! A Veiled Threat
An evening of dance, theatre, music, and film.

Who: Performances by Ryan Lawrence and Bizzy
Plus! Nazimova in the 1923 film Salome based on Oscar Wilde's play
Directed by Jeremy Gender
With sets and costumes by Aubrey Beardsley
Projected in 16mm by Stephen Kent Jusick with original score by Hayes Smith and John Swartz and lighting by Peter Cramer

When: September 5th @ 8PM

Where: Le Petit Versailles
346 East Houston (btwn B & C)

Presented by Allied Productions

Monday, August 11, 2008

Circus Maximus Revisited

The return of
Circus Maximus

The Living Theater
21 Clinton Street

Wednesday August 13
Starting at 9 pm

A three ring circus featuring a live redoux of "Stag Nation" and the sensurround moving images from the "Pestilence Studies" series, in a sexy party atmosphere.

Presented by the Film Makers' Cooperative

With the cooperation of
Allied Productions, Inc.
Inbred Hybrid Collective
Le Petit Versailles

Featuring the performance of
"Stag Nation"

And the moving images of
"Pestilence Studies"

By Subway: F to 2nd Ave or Delancey Street
By Bus: M21, M9

Sunday, August 03, 2008

SIDE X SIDE Exhibition and Reading

Kate Huh, Sara Marcus & Eileen Myles
Reading - Monday Aug. 4th

La MaMa La Galleria
6 E. 1st Street, New York City
between Bowery & 2nd Avenue

Gallery Hours: Wednesday - Sunday, 1-6 PM

SIDE X SIDE includes works by Scott Burton, Kate Huh, Nicholas
Moufarrege, Martin Wong and Carrie Yamaoka. The exhibition considers the impact of AIDS on a generation of artists faced with the onset of the epidemic. Beginning around 1980, as the first cases of what we now know as HIV were being diagnosed, the arts community in particular was hit hard, and once again artists were first responders to crisis. In the face of confusion and terror, artists engaged and responded to the needs of their communities, sharing information and productively
affecting change through non-traditional modes of activism.

This exhibition is not about AIDS per se. These artists allude to the
epidemic in ways both direct and more nuanced. Their practices run
parallel to a collective cultural catastrophe that intersects with many
societal injustices and crises. SIDE X SIDE shows these artists work
over time, with an acute awareness of crisis and its impact on them.

In the 70s, equal rights movements initiated by women, queers, blacks,
Latinos, and other minorities proved beyond a shadow of a doubt that
the personal is political. By the 80s, paradigms shifted once again.
As the artistic community took the representation of the epidemic into
its own hands, mainstream media began to pay more attention. "The AIDS
movement, like other radical movements, creates itself as it attempts
to represent itself," wrote Gregg Bordowitz in 1988.* The voices of
people with AIDS were now being heard. In addition, groups like ACT UP
and fierce pussy (of which Carrie Yamaoka was a founding member) were
instrumental in bringing change and transforming attitudes in a world
that is not without its prejudices. Moreover, artists provided vital
information to people in the streets. Activist tendencies followed
some artists into their studios, where they told more personal stories.

* Bordowitz, Gregg, "Picture A Coalition." AIDS: Cultural
Analysis/Cultural Activism. Ed. Douglas Crimp. Boston: MIT Press,
1988. P 195.

Friday, August 01, 2008

Live Dining at LPV tomorrow

At Petit Versailles tomorrow we are hosting Nicole Fournier from Montreal who presents LIVE DINING an installation incorporating a dinner of local produce. While she's planning food for about 12 people I wanted to invite others to join us and add their own fresh from the market delectables to share. It's all very casual and there will be video playing later into the evening. Let me know if you will join us Saturday 8/2/08 @ 6pm. At 7 pm we will skype Richard Reynolds in London to discuss his book On Guerilla Gardening which includes Petit Versailles "gg" activities. Copies of the book will be available for sale courtesy of Jason Bennett & Bloomsbury Press.