Queer Art Impact Celebrates Gay Wars: The Queer Ecology

May 12, 2011 by  
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Join Queer Art Impact in celebrating its one year anniversary with Gay Wars: The Queer Ecology. Gay imgpress Queer Art Impact Celebrates Gay Wars: The Queer Ecology 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

890 Broadway, Fifth Floor

New York, NY 10003

 Queer Art Impact Celebrates Gay Wars: The Queer Ecology

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

354 West 45th Street

New York, NY 10036

 Queer Art Impact Celebrates Gay Wars: The Queer Ecology

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

354 West 45th Street

New York, NY 10036

 Queer Art Impact Celebrates Gay Wars: The Queer Ecology

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

161A Chrystie Street

New York, NY 10002

 Queer Art Impact Celebrates Gay Wars: The Queer Ecology

Late-night series at Bulldyke Chronicles with Shelly Mars including QAI/Nursha artist Micia Mosely.


Queer Art Impact Co-founders Debate at The Field!

April 3, 2011 by  
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Join Queer Art Impact co-founders, Mathew Heggem and Shalonda Ingram as they share their offerings on The Field and the Abrons Art Center’s panel discussions on the performing arts community! The first of some fiery and critical discussions, the Next Gen Debate Series will be held in a structured debate format facilitated by a moderator.

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Hypermedia Marketing: Alienating or Inviting?

Monday, April 11th, 2011; 7pm

Abrons Art Center

Abrons Art Center in the Underground Theater

466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

New York City

Twitter, Facebook, blogs, websites, apps etc.: What do these do to an already tense and widening generational gap? How can one stay afloat and keep tabs on every stream? How do you decide what level of engagement is right for you? Is this an opportunity or an obstacle for the performing arts community? This debate will investigate the myriad ways this “flood of material” is (mis)used, consumed and disseminated.

Debaters include Brian McCormick, Eva Yaa Asantewaa, Mathew Heggem, Sarah A.O. Rosner, and Wendy Perron!


“Starving Artist” vs. Entrepreneur: Is the language we use around the arts helping or hurting?

Tuesday, May 17th, 2011; 7pm

Abrons Art Center

Abrons Art Center in the Underground Theater

466 Grand Street (at Pitt Street)

New York City

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, fund raise and be recognized as important and critical?

Debaters include Morgan von Prelle Pecelli, Jean Ann Douglass, Catherine Peila and Shalonda Ingram!


Queer Art Impact Collaborator Charlie Demos ‘Sharpens the DAGGER for Public Access’

April 3, 2011 by  
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Queer Art Impact Collaborator, Charlie Demos was recently interviewed by NEXT Magazine to discuss his demos21 300x224 Queer Art Impact Collaborator Charlie Demos ‘Sharpens the DAGGER for Public Access’ 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!

Charlie also sat down with Queer Art Impact co-founders, Mathew Heggem and Shalonda Ingram for 365 4 5 on the topic, ” Queer Ecology and Promoting Selflessness. ” To watch the interview, click below!

Queer Ecology: Promoting Selflessness from Mathew Heggem on Vimeo .



Queer Art History Drips in Glitter!

February 4, 2011 by  
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Join Queer Art Impact in celebrating and making some Queer History as we bring you:

The Fabulous Cockettes

Queer Art Impact presents:

A Cocktail of Glamour & Anarchy

with Rumi Missabu of the Fabulous Cockettes

Monday, February 14th, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

The Tank

354 West 45th Street, New York City

Tickets: Suggested Donation of $7 to help support the artists

Click here for more details !

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“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 .

NOTABLE QUOTES

“Insanity becomes reality, fantasy becomes truth.”

Village Voice 1971

“Of course it was political, but no one among verbalized it. We had no need of rhetoric. We were madcap chefs cooking up a storm and the ingredients were magic and tribal anarchy.”

Martin Worman


Gay Spirit: Myth and Meaning

“What’s so marvelous is that they look happy, truly happy, and that’s so rare these days, don’t you think?”

Diana Vreeland

Village Voice

“I think I’m performing Gay Liberation through my art.”

Rumi

Rolling Stone 1970

Valentine’s Day Extravaganza: A Cocktail of Glamour and Anarchy

January 26, 2011 by  
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Rumi as Madame Gin-Sling in the Thrillpedalers revival of The Cockette's 1970 opus Pearls Over Shanghai; Photo by Daniel Nicoletta.


Queer Art Impac t presents:

A Cocktail of Glamour & Anarchy

with Rumi Missabu of the Fabulous Cockettes

Monday, February 14th, 2011 @ 9:30 pm

The Tank

354 West 45th Street, New York City

Tickets: Suggested Donation of $7 to help support the artists

 Valentine’s Day Extravaganza: A Cocktail of Glamour and Anarchy

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:

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Joey Kipp

Ferrin Solano

Emily McGowan

Mathew Heggem

Jarvis Earnshaw

Rachel Mason

Max Vernon

Charlie Demos

Mark Golamco

Nicholas Gorham

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 .

tankfullweb Valentine’s Day Extravaganza: A Cocktail of Glamour and Anarchy located at 353 W.. 45th St., NYC (btwn 8th & 9th Aves)

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Join Nursha In Launching Our Newest Project, Queer Art Impact

September 14, 2010 by  
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Stay tuned as  Mat Heggem , Brooklyn-based Artistic Director and Curator of Bushed/Gay Wars, and Nursha Project Founder, Logo QueerArtImpact SMALL Join Nursha In Launching Our Newest Project, Queer Art Impact Shalonda Ingram, launch their newest initiative, Queer Art Impact .


What is Queer Art Impact?

Queer Art Impact (QAI) explores the conversation between politics, art and action. The New York City-based initiative is intended to bring together individuals and organizations who self-identify their body of work as queer. By supporting artists whose works challenge the hetero-normative, QAI seeks to embrace queerness and create opportunities for all artists – living in the political and social fringe – to move to the center.

QAI is about action and re-action . It’s the motivation to do something and to speak out . This action/reaction takes the form of art, politic gesture, youth engagement, community movement, education, and business training with/by/for queers.

QAI features performances, cabarets, parties, panel discussions and networking events that occur throughout the year, culminating in an annual spring festival where QAI commissioned works are premiered. Subsequent discourse catapults the community into a Summer of Inspired Pride — S.I.P. – a Rooftop WrrkQ P(art)y on the regs!

We accept applications on an ongoing basis, and are especially looking for those who want to build on-going communications with their fellow queers. Upon receipt and approval of materials, the artist will be included on our website, provided access to www.wrrkq.com (coming soon), and may be curated and/or commissioned for QAI events throughout the year.

QAI welcomes partnerships and shared programming proposals from educators, community organizers, and other arts entities.

What is WrrkQ?

WrrkQ is about sharing resources, creating opportunities, developing collaborative relationships, keeping communications open, and providing a physical & virtual space to meet individuals who share the same motivation for their queer agendas.  But, it’s also about the business side too — having your needs met and understanding the systems that need to be in place to make the wrrkq happen.

WrrkQ includes a monthly gathering hosted by a QAI artist and a quarterly newsletter on relevant artist resources for the queer community. Stay tuned for more information about www.wrrkq.com .

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Come As You Are, NYC is 09.27.10 thru 10.03.10

September 14, 2010 by  
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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

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Haven

244 East 51st Street (between 2nd & 3th Avenues); Subway: A,C,E

Tickets: $8 online; $10 at the door.

 Come As You Are, NYC is 09.27.10 thru 10.03.10

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

Columbia University

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


Thursday, September 30, 2010, 6pm/7:30pm Salonnieres 206x300 Come As You Are, NYC is 09.27.10 thru 10.03.10

Les Salonnieres Pool Party

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.

TICKETS:

 Come As You Are, NYC is 09.27.10 thru 10.03.10

$45-  6:00 pm – Dinner & Artists Salon

$27-  7:30pm – Artists Salon

2 complimentary cocktails provided by : Chartreuse, Illegal Mezcal Tequila, & Hendrick’s Gin.

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

and more!


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

Tickets : $10!

 Come As You Are, NYC is 09.27.10 thru 10.03.10

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

Closing Party

Fontana’s

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/ )

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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 ]

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Columbia University’s Intercultural Resource Center


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