April 20, 2014 explore-blog
In her beautiful meditation on the writing life, Ann Patchett adds to our ongoing archive of wisdom on writing. Pair with Patchett’s advice to graduates on writing and life. (via explore-blog)
From my mash up last night of Chekhov, Grotowski, Artaud, Pearlstein , Clifford.  It might be titled #whatthefuckisthedifferencebetweenactingandperformance
Notice all the crazy headshots in the background.  Having two children means I have some slave labor (help mommy tape 380 pieces of paper together!) and having a job means some sneaky photocopying.  Also that guy in the back looks pretty fucking bored.

Photo Natalie Pozzi.
April 20, 2014

From my mash up last night of Chekhov, Grotowski, Artaud, Pearlstein , Clifford.  It might be titled #whatthefuckisthedifferencebetweenactingandperformance

Notice all the crazy headshots in the background.  Having two children means I have some slave labor (help mommy tape 380 pieces of paper together!) and having a job means some sneaky photocopying.  Also that guy in the back looks pretty fucking bored.

Photo Natalie Pozzi.

Top Ten Words I Am Sick of Seeing on Artists Statements - Andrea Liu

Great project.  I never use any of these words, though I am often naked.

April 8, 2014 sizvideos

geekyjessica:

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Watch Honey Maid’s awesome answer about the backlash they received 

FUCK YEAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAa

Excuse me, there seems to be a lot of dust in here or something. *sniff sniff*

Sarah Gerard photo by Josh Wool

This awesome lady writer will be reading at Dixon place on may 6th as part of Experiments and Disorders, the series I curate with the awesome Tom Cole. It’s FREE!

Sarah Gerard’s novel Binary Star is forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio in January 2015. Her chapbook Things I Told My Mother was published by Von Zos last year. Short works have appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review Daily, the LA Review of Books,Bookforum, Slice Magazine and other journals. She holds an MFA from The New School and works at BOMB Magazine.
April 8, 2014

Sarah Gerard photo by Josh Wool

This awesome lady writer will be reading at Dixon place on may 6th as part of Experiments and Disorders, the series I curate with the awesome Tom Cole. It’s FREE!

Sarah Gerard’s novel Binary Star is forthcoming from Two Dollar Radio in January 2015. Her chapbook Things I Told My Mother was published by Von Zos last year. Short works have appeared in the New York Times, the Paris Review Daily, the LA Review of Books,BookforumSlice Magazine and other journals. She holds an MFA from The New School and works at BOMB Magazine.

April 8, 2014 sarabenincasa
YA Author Sara Benincasa on SparkLife (via sarabenincasa)
I had to.
April 8, 2014 kittiezandtittiez

I had to.

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Living Labor Conference
April 4, 2014 laureljaycarpenter

laureljaycarpenter:

The Tate Modern wants to make art a bit more accessible, and they’ve brought in a comedian with an enthusiasm for art to accomplish that mission. In the “Unlock Art" series of short films, viewers can explore visual art’s forms, movements and markets. The first edition focuses on performance art and covers gun-wielding VALIE EXPORT, "Happenings" and the "art-free" zones of Fluxus artists including Yoko Ono.

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Hello-

I have a bunch of events happening this month so I thought I would let you know about them. 
Also: Vera and Felix are healthy yet obsessed with Animal Jam and other computer games and Ken and I are ridiculously in love with them, we are in the sweet spot age-wise; I am doing a new arts collective/salon in Jackson Heights; teaching at SUNY Purchase, which I LOVE; and have an essay “Mother, Daughter, Mustache” coming out in a forthcoming book tentatively titled Women in Clothes, edited by Shelia Heti, Heidi Julavits and Leanne Shrapton. Work, work, art, art, love love.  Activism.  Oh boy, I need sun.

C

March 29th 

Reading at Michael Mut Gallery tonight at 6pm at michael mut project space 

Under The Surface, paintings by Darryl LaVare, readings by Cassandra Neneyesch, me, McKenzie Wark, Tom Cole, Tessa Lou Fix, Patty Powers.

97 Avenue C between 6 and 7th

http://www.mmprojectspace.com/sh_belowSurface_Mar2014.php

Until April 4

The Last Brucennial
I have a lot of ambivalence about this show, feminism, a bunch of privileged dudes presenting this work, etc. but I am in this show.  And so is Vera, so make that 661 artists.

April 1st 

curating and hosting Experiments and Disorders with Tom Cole at Dixon Placewith Sarah Cameron Sunde  and Stacey Karen Robinson.  Awesomeness.

http://dixonplace.org/performances/experiments-disorders-3/

April 8th

SUNY Purchase Sexual Assault Awareness Long Table and short film screening:

Behind Closed Doors

You know me, I love to talk about rape.  Raaaape!  Woohoo!  Seriously.

Red Room at 6pm

April 11th  

The No Wave Performance Task Force in Femmy, Marxy, Mommy, Commy at Dixon Place

This is gonna be some crazy fun!
Christen Clifford, Marni Kotak, Esther Neff, Lisa Ramirez, Jeca Rodriguez-Colon 

http://dixonplace.org/performances/femmy-marxy-mommy-commy/

https://www.facebook.com/events/640133386023523/ 

April 19th  

PPOST-DRAMA: BUCHHEISTER, CLIFFORD, NEIHART, WHITE, O at Panoply Performance Lab

I’ll be doing a new piece that I’ve been thinking about for a long time….

 http://www.panoplylab.org

April 22nd 

curating and hosting Experiments and Disorders at Dixon Place with Molly Crabapple (Vice Mag),  Lydia Eccles (Oni Gallery) and Max Neely-Cohen.  Wowza. 

http://dixonplace.org/performances/experiments-disorders-4/

April 25 and 26th 

Tom Murrin Festival at LaMama

I miss Tom a lot.  So do a lot of other people.  So there is this, to celebrate him and his work.

I am in Whores and More (of course) on April 25 and 26th at 10pm at LaMama

Maybe I’ll get to see you at one of these events, or not, or over the summer…..wishing you a happy spring.
xo-C

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overlyattachedgirlfriend.com

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The Overly Attached Girlfriend’s desire isn’t oriented towards sex or even a boyfriend; both are just means to maximal intensity of feeling

This is the age of intensity and not of duration. The implicit premise of the Overly Attached Girlfriend, a popular YouTube series that originated as a meme in 2012, is this: A pretty young white woman has absorbed the lessons of pop music without irony, in an atmosphere of total surveillance prescribed by Facebook and the NSA, and now believes that love should be conducted in conditions of panoptic intensity. Each of the videos by YouTube star Laina, in her guise as the Overly Attached Girlfriend, have at least six-figure viewing numbers. Not a single one is all that funny. She remains very popular.

Jameson says of Warhol that if the work isn’t critique then he wants to know why. Laina isn’t making an explicit critique, and here is the reason. One side of the joke — that a woman would have to be crazy to long for entry into a couple — is negated by the other — that a woman who can’t negotiate her way into a couple is crazy. The coin turns on the woman’s possible worth and worthlessness, both of which are unstable even though the Overly Attached Girlfriend is a young, attractive white woman. Even (or perhaps most of all) in the gated community of middle-class white womanhood, women not only can’t have what they want, they are barred from frank expressions of wanting.

The Overly Attached Girlfriend began as a single image, multiply inflected with different captions. The logic of the meme: It must be instantly understood. Her huge eyes are fixed wide open in her otherwise unremarkable face, a face that avoids censure by being white, untroublingly pretty, young, etc.; all that could be condemned is held in the eyes, which won’t give up their object. She is a contemporary spin on the ancient European slur against women that they desire too much. Now, at least in most mainstream discourse, feels-shaming is more common than slut-shaming: the shame of being too much or too little, too warm or too cold, too ambivalent or too certain. Successful attachments, we are told, are pragmatic fusions of compatible values, something to work on, replete with quasi-contractual obligations to tell the truth, empathize, etc. Unsuccessful attachments, on the other hand, are failures of competence, embarrassingly lacking in the reality principle.

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March 24, 2014

Seven Senses Art Collective in Jackson Heights Inaugural event. Art, literature, sculpture, performance, music, painting, kids, wine, food, friends. Open art collective: come play with us.

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NOBODY IS KIDDING WHEN THEY SAY THINGS LIKE THAT ABOUT DAVID BOWIE.
March 24, 2014 youarethemelodyinmyhead

sleeepynatural:

NOBODY IS KIDDING WHEN THEY SAY THINGS LIKE THAT ABOUT DAVID BOWIE.

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