Queer Art Impact and Future Perfect Team Up

February 17, 2011 by  
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Queer Art Impact and Future Perfect

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Next Life & The Idiot

Thursday, March 3rd @ 9:30pm

Tickets: $7

 Queer Art Impact and Future Perfect Team Up

The Tank

354 West 45th Street, New York City

For reservations, call 212-563-6269.

One of the most exciting and radical music ensembles and shows to come out of Norway in recent years, “Next Life ” barrels into New York for a mini concert tour hosted by two of New York’s hotbeds of experimentation. Co-produced by Queer Art Impact and Ideal Glass in association with Future Perfect , Next Life’s New York coming out takes place at The Tank on Thursday March 3 at 9:30pm.

Featuring the composer and stage artist Hai Nguyen Dinh on guitars, and Tormod Christensen on keyboard and samples, Next Life’s central interest is discovering the musical potential of mixing the alternative sounds of hardcore music with gaming technology.

To hear some samples, click on the following links:

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http://www.myspace.com/next_life
http://www.facebook.com/pages/NEXT-LIFE/54578623672?ref=ts


Music Sample Next Life – Artificial Divinity

 

The Idiot

IDIOT SAYS YES. The Idiot is an electro-drama pop singer and queer performing artist. His beats are strong, his rights are wrong. Check out the blog for sights, sounds, upcoming shows, and the occasional douchebag essay, and get into what people are calling “Sondheim on Ecstasy But More Gay.”

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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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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Rebecca Swan Is Here!

October 20, 2010 by  
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Acclaimed mixed media artist, Rebecca Swan from Aotearoa / New Zealand is in New York to launch ” Assume Nothing ” – a searingly beautiful book celebrating gender diversity. This work has been aptly described by Art News New Zealand as: “Touchingly intimate yet powerful no holds barred approach . . . tremendous tenderness”.

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Friday October 29, 2010 from 7.30-9pm

The Tank

354 W. 45th Street between 8th and 9th Avenues.

New York City

Tickets: $10

“Assume Nothing” is also an exhibition and film honoring gender diversity across cultures and continents – and resonates with the lanauage and music of Aotearoa and the Pacific. Rebecca’s portraits and her working relationship with some of those photographed have been documented by award-winning film-maker Kirsty MacDonald. This one night event is sure to open your heart and mind, make you laugh and cry, and leave you with an expanded sense of what’s possible. It is an intoxicating cocktail of stunning performances, teasers from Assume Nothing the film and passionate insights from Rebecca into the heart of this 15 year project.

Featuring:

Jack Byrne – performer, trans activist

Shigeyuki Kihara- a celebrated multi media artist and Rebecca Swan’s partner

fa’afafine Ema Lyon- a Maori weaver who describes herself as ia ( which in Te Reo Maori means both he and she)

Mani Bruce Mitchell- an intersex activist who shares the power of photographs in the reclaiming of her identity

MilDred Gerestant, the artist formerly known as DRED

“Not only does Rebecca Swan provide us with a timely and evocative motto for the 21st century, she does it with style and panache. Assume Nothing shows us what it looks like when theory is put into practice with love and considerable skill.”

-Del LaGrace Volcano- gender variant visual artist and activist.


Nursha Project Artist milDRED in Come As You Are, NYC

September 29, 2010 by  
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Join us in celebrating Queer Sex at Come As You Are, NYC at the Main Stage Event at The Tank!

InterPlay:

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

EVENT DETAILS

Friday, October 1st, 2010 @ 9:30pm

The Tank

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 .

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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