Charlie Demos & Queer Art Impact present:
An exploration of how the Anima/Animus manifest themselves inside each of us. Queer, subversive, uncensored, and highly entertaining, Vulgar Tongues is an multi-media molotov cocktail thrown in the face of misogyny, commercial gay culture,and the identity crisis of the homogenized majority in the United States.
with a video from special guest:
Friday, September 23, 2011
172 Allen Street
New York, NY 10002
EVENT IS FREE!
For more information, click here .
Join Queer Art Impact in celebrating its one year anniversary with Gay Wars: The Queer Ecology. Gay Wars is back with a vengeance and full of pre-Pride hotness. The week-long festival of performances, panels, and meet-ups to unravel the queerness of human interaction is sure to please! For more information, visit queerai.com
May 15TH-21ST, 2011 in NEW YORK CITY
SUNDAY, MAY 15TH; 3PM IN PRIVATE, BROOKLYN-LOCATION
This QAI Brunch Series’ think-tank a la celebration is invite-only ; Guests will net-wrrkq for this monthly series. It is an intimate gathering to celebrate/lubricate the work of queer strategists, innovators, and creators to build a strong QAI movement.
TUESDAY, MAY 17TH; 7PM AT ABRONS ART CENTER
Abrons Art Center in the Underground Theater
466 Grand Street
New York, NY 10002
RSVP HERE – FREE
A QAI promoted event, “Starving Artist” vs. Entrepreneur is part of ERPA: The Next Gen Debate Series with The Field (www.thefield.org). Debaters include Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Jean Ann Douglass, Catherine Peila and Queer Art Impact co-founder, Shalonda Ingram. Moderated by Andy Horwitz.
Is the language we use around the arts helping or hurting? Do you pay yourself a living wage to make your work? Do you value your work as something that needs to happen? Does “non-profit” equal art-as-charity, a luxury commodity, a non-necessity? Does it support entrepreneurship? How does this language help art-makers to be seen, fundraise and be recognized as important and critical?
THURSDAY, MAY 19TH; 7PM AT GIBNEY DANCE CENTER
A FREE evening of conversation across creative disciplines and queer expertise; Moderated by activist, writer, and educator Brian McCormick; Panelists include organizers for QUEEROCRACY: a non-normative grassroots organization working to promote social justice and fight the global AIDS crisis through direct action, advocacy, and education.
FRIDAY, MAY 20TH; 7PM AT THE TANK
Music series featuring Brooklyn’s own Melissa Li, NJ/FLorida’s finest Bard & Mustache, and the notorious QAI superstar Charlie Demos! Hosted by last-months QAI electrodrama pop thang, the IDIOT a.k.a. Theodor Wilson.
SATURDAY, MAY 21ST; 7PM AT THE TANK
Main-stage featuring Shelly Mars’ Homo Bonobo Project.
The Homo Bonobo Project is a multimedia presentation by the globe-trotting Belgian primatologist Dr. Ghislaine Pussait, as played by her creator Shelly Mars, AKA the “after-hours Lily Tomlin.”
Oh, and isn’t Sarah Palin gonna be there ;-?
SATURDAY, MAY 21ST; 9:30PM AT DIXON PLACE
Late-night series at Bulldyke Chronicles with Shelly Mars including QAI/Nursha artist Micia Mosely.
Queer Art Impact Collaborator, Charlie Demos was recently interviewed by NEXT Magazine to discuss his new initiative, “The Dagger.” The singer/songwriter/multimedia artist and now producer, embarked on this creative journey in hopes of creating a queer public access show that would provide the community with an edgier alternative to the mainstream. To read the interview in its entirety, click here . The 28-minute episodes of “The Dagger” airs Fridays at 1am on MNN 2 Channel 56 Manhattan Public Access Television . The show will also stream live on the MNN website in case you miss it!
Queer Art Impac t presents:
A Cocktail of Glamour & Anarchy
with Rumi Missabu of the Fabulous Cockettes
Monday, February 14th, 2011 @ 9:30 pm
354 West 45th Street, New York City
Tickets: Suggested Donation of $7 to help support the artists
To learn more, attend the Facebook Event
A fun-filled musical odyssey with Rumi Missabu of the fabulous Cockettes. Co-hosted by Warhol Superstar Agosto Machado with special guests from the New York Underground, including:
and direct from Paris, French dance sensation Francois Chaignaud
Also, be one of the first to witness a new collection from Glam-rock wearable art designer Bill Bowers
A bit of Queer Art History in the making. Now, that’s a Valentine’s to remember!
“As the psychedelic San Francisco of the ’60′s began evolving into the gay San Francisco of the ’70′s, The Cockettes, a flamboyant ensemble of hippies (women, gay men, and babies) decked themselves out in gender-bending drag and tons of glitter…” READ MORE .
Join us in celebrating Queer Sex at Come As You Are, NYC at the Main Stage Event at The Tank!
Featuring performances by vocalist, composer, performance artist Charlie Demos. Get wet to the unwavering sounds of artist Baron, pleasure your senses with the intel-lectable “Busty Kitten,” and intoxicate your spirit with the mystical formations of milDRED at this queer arts main-stage event. Part of a week-long festival, Come As You Are: NYC (September 27 – October 3, 2010), Queer Art Impact presents this eclectic showcase as an inquiry into the status of post-Stonewall sexual values. Artists also include dirty gay boy Mathew Heggem, and a piercing installation by Boston-based Xray Aims.
Lighting & Sound Design by NPA Moira Cutler
Friday, October 1st, 2010 @ 9:30pm
354 West 45th Street, New York City (Between 8th and 9th Avenues)
Subway: A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square — Tickets: $10
For more information, click here .
Join us in celebrating Queer Sex in the week-long installation of Come As You Are, NYC, presented by Queer Art Impact!
Queer Art Impact presents Cabaret Cataplexy’s Quadroon Ball
co-hosted by curators Ashley Brockington & Monstah Black
Monday, September 27th, 2010 @ 9:30pm
244 East 51st Street (between 2nd & 3th Avenues); Subway: A,C,E
In a time of economic struggle, people need a place to laugh, cry, scream, kiss, hug, dance and let go with other breathing humans. When Sunday church just isn’t enough, there’s always Cabaret Cataplexy . A tribal social setting where you can let go and let flow, Cataplexy includes DJ Deep Fried Nutella and a performance series that strives to expand the comfort zone of audiences and performers alike. Hosted by Ashley Brockington & Monstah Black , this year’s 3D rendition, the Quadroon Ball , jumps off the stage and into the the audience at a new location, the upscale lounge and nightclub Haven . Artists include Ryan Green , Monica McIntyre , YOZMIT , Wendell Cooper , Velocity Chyaldd , Sweet Lorraine , and Juliette Marie Jones . These artists have demonstrated excellence in creating works that engage, are visually stunning, uncomfortably offensive — and sometimes just plain gross to the point that we love it!
ASHLEY BROCKINGTON Actor, host, producer & director: Ashley is still trying to figure out what she wants to be when she grows up. Definitely Aquarian & most definitely queer, Ashley co-curates The Cabaret Cataplexy with the ever fabulous & always glamorous Monstah Black. She just closed her new play Black Girl Ugly that she produced, directed & co-wrote. You can find her hosting these and other cabarets around New York City.
MONSTAH BLACK is “a whirling cyclone of genius,” says Ishmael Houston Jones. He brings his gender fuckery, falsetto vocals, digitized beats and elevated shoe clad persona to the stage. Black co-presents and co-hosts with his glam partner Ashley Brockington at Cabaret Cataplexy and is also the lead vocalizing freak for his band Monstah Black and The Sonic Leroy. Monstah Black and The Sonic Leroy will be releasing their first album at the end of 2010, entitled Submerged In Blue. He is currently working on a dance album/show as a duo (The Blacks) with his partner/life partner Manchildblack. He has received generous support from individual donors, Earthseed Visions, Hypelife Music, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council, Dance Theater Workshop, Movement Research, Topaz Arts Center, Thelma Hill Performing Arts Center, Mason/Rhynes Productions, DC Commission On the Arts and Humanities, The Field and Career Transitions For Dancers.
Tuesday, September 28, 2010, 7pm
Panel Discussion at Columbia University’s Intercultural Resource Center
Intercultural Resource Center
552 W. 114th Street, NY ,NY 10025
Ticking Information Coming Soon.
Featuring works by Johnny Blazes, Wendell Cooper and Tyler Ashley
Moderated by Mathew Heggem and Shalonda Ingram, co-founders of Queer Art Impact, and co-sponsored by the Intercultural Resource Center
Co-produced with Adam Aleksander and hosted by N – “The ONLY Letter In Burlesque”
Secret LES pool – Address will be emailed to ticket holders 24hrs before event.
Dinner by Anne Apparu of the 18th Restaurant Supper Club
Artist Salon with performances by “N” – The only letter in Burlesque & Crystal Something Something
Cocktails: Todd Richmond
1950′s Sockhop music: DJ Miss Bliss
Ice Cream: Guerrilla Ice Cream
Photobooth by Ventiko
Pool Games by HiChristina
Portrait Sketches by Matt Mikas
Live painting by Christina Casey
Soda by P&H Soda
Friday, October 1, 2010 @ 9:30pm
InterPlay–Come As You Are, NYC: A Celebration of Queer Sex
The Tank : 354 West 45th Street, NYC — between 8th and 9th Avenues
Subway : A,C,E to 42nd Street/Time Square
Featuring Charlie Demos with performances by Baron , Nicolette Dixon as “Busty Kitten”, Mathew Heggem , milDRED , and Xray Aims .
Lighting & Sound Design by Moira Cutler
Get wet to the unwavering sounds of artist Baron, pleasure your senses with the intel-lectable “Busty Kitten,” and intoxicate your spirit with the mystical formations of milDRED at this queer arts main-stage event. Queer Art Impact presents this eclectic showcase as an inquiry into the status of post-Stonewall sexual values. Artists also include dirty gay boy Mathew Heggem, and a piercing installation by Boston-based Xray Aims.
The showcase will featuring vocalist, composer, and performance artist Charlie Demos: Since he first burst onto the music scene in March 2006, the prolific musical chameleon has already released three chart-topping albums, including his eponymous debut album, from which its first single “Don’t Ever Stop” was featured in Casper Andreas’ film, “A Four Letter Word;” 2008’s How to be a Boi, the featured title song in Rob Williams’ “3-Day Weekend;” and the smash hit EP, Anatomy 1.
The music video to the first single from Anatomy 1, “Insane,” shot to the top of the charts shortly after its world premiere, and was named to the LOGO Network’s “Ultimate Queer Videos of All Time” list, as well as being nominated for “Video of the Year.” He is a fixture in the New York City underground queer music scene blending a new sound of electronic and dark synth with emotional and provoking performance art pieces when he takes the stage. He is also a resident artist with several top-tier burlesque shows such as Auralfixia and Cabaret Cataplexy. On September 21st, 2010 He releases his new EP “Screaming Underground” on his new record label, Queer Knuckle Punch Records, as a free download. [ www.charliedemos.com ]
Sunday, October 3, 2010, 8pm
THE SUNDAY SHOW Tastes the Rainbow with QUEER ART IMPACT
105 Eldridge Street, NY 10002
Tickets: $10 at the door
In celebration of the closing of the week-long festivities surrounding Come As You Are: A Celebration of Queer Sex NYC , KIKI VALENTINE and THE SUNDAY SHOW ( www.sundayshownyc.com ), NYC’s revered uncensored cabaret, are crashing the party! Performances by master juggler MICHAEL KARAS , zany songbird JULIET JESKE as Greek Pop Star “Contessa Mocha” and featuring bawdy burlesque by LETA LE NOIR , DOT MITZVAH and the world-renowned and outrageous performer – deemed “Sultry!” by the New York Times – the one and only GIGI LA FEMME ! ( http://gigilafemme.com/ )
COME AS YOU ARE: Celebrate Queer Sex! is a project originated by The Theater Offensive, a Boston arts organization, that is attempting a national dialogue on queer sexual values. Their mission is to serve the edge of queer culture and politics and conduct this conversation in two ways: 1) through a nationally coordinated, locally produced series of performance events about queer sex, e.g. this New York City production; and, 2) through their website where visitors can engage in the queer conversation. [ www.comeasyouareonline.org ]