Thursday, March 22, 2007

Have a gay weekend!

The Gays of our Lives
March 16th to March 25th 2007

A series of events starring Ms Vaginal Davis and professor José
Esteban Muñoz, and featuring queer videos, performances, lectures and
much more.

Check this out:

March 21th to March 25th
Gays of Our Lives Installation

La Centrale Powerhouse Gallery (4296 Blv. St. Laurent)

About Participants:

Vaginal Davis is an originator of the homo-core punk movement and a
gender-queer art icon. Set apart from gallery-centered art, and
Hollywood movies, and from those systems' necessities of high-polish,
low-substance production, Ms. Davis's performance,
experimental film and video practice has critiqued exclusionary
conceits from the outside. Davis has been a prolific producer of club
performance, video and Xerox-produced Zines, and other forms of
low-cost, high-impact work. Ms Davis derails collector-friendly
raciness in spectacles of femininity, queerness and blackness. She
critiques both the gallery system and the larger cultural trend that
it mirrors, with tongue-in-cheek self-exploitation and provocations of
racial and gender confusion.

José Esteban Muñoz is an American theorist in the fields of
Performance Studies, visual culture, queer theory, cultural studies,
and critical theory. His book Disidentifications: Queers of Color and
the Performance of Politics (1999) is a foundational text in queer of
color critique, and a major contribution to minority scholarship in
the field of Performance Studies. He has also co-edited Pop Out: Queer
Warhol (1996) with Jennifer Doyle and Jonathan Flatley and Everynight
Life: Culture and Dance in Latin/o America (1997) with
Celeste Fraser Delgado. Muñoz is currently the chair of the Department
of Performance Studies at New York University's Tisch School of the
Arts. He is currently completing two manuscripts, the first Feeling
Brown: Ethnicity, Affect, and Performance is forthcoming from Duke
University Press, and the second Cruising Utopia: the Performance and
Politics of Queer Futurity will be published by NYU Press.

This is a co-presentation of QPIRG McGill, Queer McGill and the Q-team
in collaboration with QPIRG Concordia, McGill Office of the Dean of
Arts, the Simone de Beauvoir Institute, articule Special Projects, La
Centrale Powerhouse Gallery, The Union
for Gender Empowerment, The Center 2110 and The Concordia Sexual
Diversity Alliance.

Quebec Public Interest Research Group at McGill University
3647 University, 3rd Floor
Montreal, Quebec, H3Z 2P8
Tel. 514-398-7432
Fax. 514-398-8976

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