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A Queer Arts Festival in the Southbay

body commodities/queer packaging
sexualized identity in popular media:
gay, lesbian, bisexual, transgender, transsexual... queer

a visual arts exhibition featuring over 50 national artists
at works/san josé
june 10 through july 10, 2004
opening reception:
friday, june 11, 7 to 9pm
gallery hours:
tuesday through saturday, noon to 4
david allen burns
teri claude dowling
hannah hammond-hagman
david king
elizabeth stephens
curator: gregory youmans
ed check
leta evaskus
jesse pearson
jules rochon
curator: leta evaskus
jessica bader
clare charles cornell
taliaferro logan
aaron taber
chris walla
curator: clare charles cornell
gideon boaz
robert boyd
chris clary
amber davis
eric davis
william donovan
dyke action machine! (carrie moyer, sue schaffner)
carl james ferrero
jehanne-marie gavarini
ivana george
gillie holme
gin louie
maria lupo
trish masterson
mckenna hynes (susan mckenna, elizabeth hynes)
ronald b. monroe
barbara nitke
mariette pathy allen
ben rinehart
steven rushefsky
nelson santos
sam tan
steed taylor
athena waligore
stephen white
sam wilson
david wojnarowicz
curator: david p. duckworth
sarah harbin
curator: sheila a. malone

videos by
stacy asher
victor barbieri
robert boyd
rodney buxton
martin dust
tara mateik
ann p. meredith
elizabeth rosenfeld
glenn webb
vagner mendonca

christopher k. morgan
tim’m t. west

at works/san josé, 30 north 3rd street
thursday, june 10, 7pm
queer excess in an american garden of earthly delights:
an evening with author david duckworth with refreshments at works, free cultural figures from the 1940s to the present reveal a continuum of fascination with queer excess. using “garden of delights” by hieronymous bosch as model, the author explores consumerist culture as a garden in which lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered persons appear as representations of fantastic creatures. the author argues that queer visibility should not be measured politically in terms of human progress, but rather questioned for its uses in cultural production.

friday, june 11, 7 to 9pm
exhibition opening reception at works, free

saturday, june 19, 1 to 3pm, and 3 to 5pm
free workshops at works: make art now—hands-on workshops in printmaking, and photography/self-portraiture

at the billy defrank community center, 938 the alameda, san josé

friday, june 18, 7:30pm
video shorts by ten national artists at the billy defrank center:
stacy asher, erotic ham experience; dot man
victor barbieri, boy with a ball
robert boyd, the virgin collection
rodney buxton, when...
martin dust, verify your identity
tara mateik, operation invert
ann p. meredith, strap ‘em down
elizabeth rosenfeld, heart
glenn webb, you are connected
vagner mendonca whitehead, other histories; happy xmas
video curator: sheila a. malone
suggested donation $5 to $10, no one turned away

saturday, june 19, 7pm
mainstream queer: lecture and discussion with greg youmans with refreshments at the billy defrank center, free queer characters, plotlines, and cultural productions are popping up everywhere, from television and film to magazines and popular fiction, as well as news media. looking at recent representations of deviant sexualities in american mass media, youmans asks: is rising mainstream queer presence a destabilizing threat to straight dominance, or are we moving toward a peaceful coexistence of the straight and the queer? has queer culture been co-opted by straight culture? what political investments do we have in mainstream queer visibility, and in oppositional queer cultural practices?

friday, july 9, 8:30pm
the measure of man: a new dance theater piece by christopher k. morgan
with original music by monstah black at the billy defrank center
suggested donation $10 to $20, no one turned away
in this dance theater piece which incorporates original text, music, and choreography, morgan portrays a series of stereotyped men, questioning and ultimately uncovering what it means to be a man in contemporary society. based in new york city, christopher k. morgan works worldwide as a dancer, teacher, and choreographer.

saturday, july 10, 7pm
an evening of spoken word, hip-hop, and other musings by tim’m west
at the billy defrank center
suggested donation $5 to $10, no one turned away
tim’m t. west, poet, emcee, educator, and activist is a founding member of the bay area based rap group deep dickollective. in 2003 he published his first book, “red dirt revival: a poetic memoir in 6 breaths” which is still receiving critical review in the wake of “songs from red dirt” (cellular records, june 2004), the musical complement to his book. the embodiment of intersections between african-american and queer communities, west celebrates the awareness gained from his rural arkansas upbringing and his development as an artist in new york and the bay area.


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