Jul
7
7:00 PM19:00

Weirdo Night!

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Weirdo Night! with Dynasty Handbag +Special Guests!

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Jack Black
_SKYNSUIT_
Like A Villain


July 7th, 7PM
15$

Jack Black
Jack Black is an actor and musician from Los Angeles. Watch Tenacious D's new animated feature "Post-Apocalypto" here.

_______SKYNSUIT____________ is a hi-desert based IRL couple and performance duo driven by movement, fantasy, anthropomorphism. Their work has been likened to karaoke in a black hole. They produce a monthly performance event in Joshua Tree called SKIN, which serves as a platform for underrepresented artists in the Hi-Desert and beyond. They broke up with social media in 2018.

Like A Villain
Holland Andrews is an American composer, performance artist, and visual artist whose work is based on emotionality it’s many forms. In their composition work, Andrews focuses on the abstraction of operatic and extended-technique voice to build soundscapes encompassing both catharsis and dissonance. Frequently highlighting themes surrounding vulnerability and healing, Andrews arranges music with voice and clarinet, harnessing the innate qualities of the instruments’ power and elegance. As a musician, their influences stem from a dynamic range of influences including contemporary opera, musical theater, and film scores, as well as ambient and noise music. Andrews performs solo music under the stage name Like a Villain.

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Jul
27
12:30 PM12:30

Rocks In Your Head Festival

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(((folkYEAH!))) Presents

ROCKS IN YOUR HEAD FEST

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With!

Shannon Shaw

Sonny & The Sunsets

Dynasty Handbag

Jay Stone

Younger Lovers

The She's

Rays

Kelley Stoltz

The Gonks

Galore

April Magazine

Tony Jay

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Saturday July 27, 2019

Cal Shakes Bruns Amphitheater

Orinda, CA

Doors Open At Noon, Music Begins At 1pm

Tix $40 + Fac Fee

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Writing For Performance Workshop
Jun
9
1:00 PM13:00

Writing For Performance Workshop

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Writing for a Performance Persona
Workshop with Jibz Cameron
Sunday, June 9, 1-4pm
Capacity: 15 participants
Cost: $50-90 (sliding scale)
Register here: https://forms.gle/4SGN1i4ACLR7SKwj7

During the Writing for a Performance Persona workshop we will dive into exercises designed to help you access deep crevasses of your personal experiences to spark performance persona ingredients. Learn some new ways of accessing material within yourself. Leap over or crawl under creative blocks to your inner goldmine. Writers, performers, dancers, drag showgirls, thinkers, visual artists all welcome! This is a fun based workshop.

Here are some of the activity titles (without explanations!)
• Why don't you tell me who I am
• Ultimate fighting machine
• Personal ad for dad

Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has been presented at such institutions as MOCALA, PS1, Joe's Pub, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, among other institutions great and small. She has been heralded by the New York Times as "the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years" and "outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative" by The New Yorker. She has written and produced 7 evening length performance pieces and countless short works. She has produced numerous award winning video pieces and 2 albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has been seen acting in films, theater and television (internet web series no one has seen). She also works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects, formerly at Cal-Arts and NYU, as well as lecturing at institutions such as Cornell University, Wesleyan University, Yale, among others. Cameron also produces and hosts Weirdo Night, a monthly alternative performance and comedy event in Los Angeles.

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Weirdo Night!
Jun
2
7:00 PM19:00

Weirdo Night!

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Werido Night w/ Dynasty Handbag, Malik Gaines, Amelia Bande, Kate Berlant, Dance-Y-Oke + more TBA

About this Event

Malik Gaines is an artist and writer who sometimes sings, and a Californian living in New York. Recent performance projects include “Star Choir” with Alexandro Segade at the Park Avenue Armory, “African Spiritualist Office Hours” at e-flux, and Morgan Bassichis’s “Damned if you Duet” at the Kitchen. Since 2000, Malik has performed and exhibited with the group My Barbarian, whose work has been presented in many museum and gallery exhibitions, performance festivals, and biennials. He is the author of Black Performance on the Outskirts of the Left: A History of the Impossible and is associate professor of Performance Studies at NYU Tisch.

Amelia Bande writes and makes musical performances. These shiny capsules of broken intimacy are often spurred by autobiographical oversharing. Her onstage impulses are funny and emotional, all about the triumphs and failures of interpersonal connections. Amelia grew up in Chile & lives in Brooklyn.

Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her multi-media performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned 15 years and been presented at such institutions as MOCALA, PS1, Joe's Pub, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, among others. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has written and produced 7 evening length performance pieces and countless short works that have been performed in clubs and venues internationally. She has produced multiple video works and 2 albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in films, theater and television (internet web series no one has seen). She works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects as well as lecturing and teaching workshops. Jibz also produces and hosts Weirdo Night!, a monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles.

Kate Berlant is an actor, stand-up comedian and writer who was profiled by The New York Times as a “magnetic improvisational comic” at the forefront of experimental comedy. Kate was named a New Face at the 2014 Montreal Comedy Festival, and TimeOut LA listed her as a Comic to Watch in 2015. She is one of Comedy Central’s Top Ten Comics to Watch and is one of Variety’s “Ten Comics To Watch for 2015.” Kate frequently tours North America, performing at festivals including Sasquatch, Bumbershoot, Festival Supreme, SXSW, Treasure Island Music Festival, the New York Comedy Festival as well as Montreal’s Just for Laughs. She recently wrapped pilots for Comedy Central, TBS and TruTV and can be seen on Comedy Central’s The Meltdown, Viceland's "Flop House," and SeeSo's "UCB Show." She voices several characters on HBO's Animals as well as Netflix's Bojack Horseman. She wrote, executive produced, and starred in her own episode of Netflix’s original series “The Characters.” She also wrote and stars in an upcoming original Vimeo series along with John Early and director Andy DeYoung.

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A Ship In The Woods Benefit Show
May
18
1:00 PM13:00

A Ship In The Woods Benefit Show

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Description

A SHIP IN THE WOODS presents a day-long event of music, performance, experimental sound, and art to benefit the expansion of its artist-residency program to now include musicians. We are excited to present a stellar lineup of musical acts throughout the day on our studio/stage in the driveway, culminating with a special performance by artist Dynasty Handbag. Guests are invited to come meander through the wooded walking trails and experience experimental sound art installations and performances within the 2 acre oak grove. Open Oscillator will also be setting up a 4 hours session of their favorite electronic musicians, vintage synth enthusiasts, and sound creators. All funds will directly support our mission to continue providing a sanctuary for artists in North County San Diego. 

WITH LIVE PERFORMANCES

Dynasty Handbag, Baby Bushka, Brigid Dawson (Thee Oh Sees), Shannon Lay, Amenta Abioto, and Kera

SOUND ART
Amy Cimini, John Dombroski, Luminul, Sarah Hankins, Helixhand, Open Oscillator, Taser Island, and Chris Warren

AND VISUAL ART
Curated by Corona + Grize Projects

RESIDENCY PROGRAMS
A SHIP IN THE WOODS Residency is a program for artists, musicians, writers, researchers, and other cultural innovators. Participants will have an opportunity to advance their work and are encouraged to engage with the community through their discipline. The Music Residency is a 2-week residency launching this Fall (2019) for artists looking to either start or complete a project, with 24/7 access to a production studio. In 2016 we received a grant from the County of San Diego to support the construction of a music studio, this benefit will help raise funds to complete the construction of the studio, which will include soundproofing, instruments, and recording equipment. We have invited Portland based singer, song-writer and producer Amenta Abioto to be our first music residency participant.

PARKING
Felicita County Park, Escondido

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Shell Of A Woman - San Francisco
Feb
23
8:00 PM20:00

Shell Of A Woman - San Francisco

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8pm Doors / 8:30pm Show
$25 Guests / $15 for Members
Reserve seats: member login or guest registration

2948 16th Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

(415) 864-8855
thelabsf@thelab.org
@thelabsf / #thelabsf

Shell of a Woman is Dynasty Handbag's expert powerpoint lecture on the "10 Greatest Works Of Art" according to the internet.  Professor Bags will "explain" (make up lies) about the work's origins which naturally devolve into semi-autobiographical/highly opinionated narratives peppered with songs, dance numbers and psychedelic inner monologuing.  For example, did you know that Picasso's Guernica is about animal rights activists setting free cows from a factory farm on the I5 and the subsequent rebellion of said cows against their liberators? Did you know that Jackson Pollock's famous alcoholic wiggle paintings may be simply just spaghetti and raisins? - plus more true facts plus a tap dancing numbers to Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" and the avante-pirate classic "Yo Ho Ho It's The Artist Life For Me".

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Weirdo Night!
Feb
3
6:30 PM18:30

Weirdo Night!

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Kathleen Hanna
Morgan Bassichis
Rudy Bleu
Lorelei Ramirez
Molly Lewis

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Kathleen Hanna is a feminist musician from Bikini Kill, Le Tigre and Julie Ruin.

Morgan Bassichis is a comedic performer whose shows have been described as "out there" (by Morgan's mother) and "super intense" (by Morgan). Recent projects include Damned If You Duet at the Kitchen, a collaborative musical adaptation of Larry Mitchell and Ned Asta's 1977 manifesto-fairytale, The Faggots and Their Friends Between Revolutions, at the New Museum, and More Protest Songs! at Danspace Project, which resulted in a live album recording. Morgan's yearlong residency with Recess, To Do 2017, can be found online. Morgan has received support from Art Matters, BOFFO, Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC), Queer/Art/Mentorship, and the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation. Morgan lives in New York City, and has published essays in the Radical History Review, Captive Genders, and other anthologies.  insta @morgankindof www.morganbassichis.com

Rudy BleuRudy "Bleu" Garcia is a 1st generation Los Angeles born and raised Chicano Queer. He is a Mover, Shaker, Organizer, Curator, Zine maker, and gal about town. Known for work with Maricón Collective, bands such as $3Puta and Hot N' Heavy, clubs such as Outré, La Polla Loca, Spunk and the current East LA queer punk club sCUM among others. Rudy began organizing in the late 90's while writing his seminal queer zine Scutter. He was the Producer of RuPaul's DragCon Los Angeles for World of Wonder since its inception in 2015- 2017 and produced the first New York edition in 2017. He has curated group shows at Lethal Amounts Gallery, Charlie James Gallery, Performances for Beach Goth 2017 & 2018, and currently manages the rising vocal priestess San Cha. https://www.facebook.com/clubscum222/  www.instagram.com/club_scum_ela/

Lorelei Ramirez (performer) is an artist, comedian, performer, and writer based in Brooklyn, New York.They host a monthly variety show called NOT DEAD YET at C'mon Everybody on the third Sunday ofthe month. Lorelei has worked on a horrible perverted infomercial for Adult Swim called "Pervert Everything. And they perform all over the place, much like a cockroach; Caroline's, UCB, Ars Nova,The Special without Brett Davis,The ChrisGethard Show,The Annoyance Theatre, BHQFU, The Cinderblock Comedy Festival, The BrooklynComedy Festival, etc etc. Lorelei has written for VICE's Creators Project, Cracked, and Art InAmerica
.https://www.pileoftears.com/
twitter.com/pileoftears

Molly LewisMolly Lewis is a musician, originally from Australia, based in Los Angeles.
web- https://www.molly-lewis.com/
insta- @cafe_molly

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Weirdo Night!
Jan
6
6:30 PM18:30

Weirdo Night!

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SETH BOGART

Seth Bogart duz stuff. He does music - under his own name, or occasionally as "Hunx & His Punx". He makes Fantazy Toothbrush sculptures and sells them to hot rich gay dentists- know any? He made a tiny TV show with World of Wonder called "Feelin' Fruity". He will attempt a 2nd comedy slideshow act but only cuz it's Weirdo Nite!!!!

ADRIENNE TRUSCOTT

Adrienne Truscott is a performing artist whose been saying yes to nearly any offer since 1994. She's best known for her show Adrienne Truscott's Asking For It A One-Lady Rape About Comedy Starring Her Pussy and Little Else the first known hour or stand-up about rape. She's also one half of The Wau Wau Sisters a boundary-busting cabaret act you may have seen which has played to sold out crowds internationally and also had their lives threatened several times.

JAQUITA TA'LE

Jaquita Ta'le is a lifelong Angeleno and 3rd generation artist/actor. As a child actor, Jaquita appeared on television in commercials and TV shows before going on to attend NYU's Tisch School of the Arts and double majoring in Theater and Dramatic Writing. Her formal training also includes a short stint at University of Witwatersrand in Johannesburg where she studied Spoken Word poetry and Performance as a part of Tisch's study abroad program. She has also studied modern, folkloric, and experimental dance in Havana, Cuba. As a writer/producer, Jaquita's debut short film "Val-en-tina" premiered at the Latino Short Film Festival (NYC) in 2016.

HARDCORE TINA

Hardcore Tina is an artist based in Los Angeles. She will be presenting "HARDCORE TINA BEAUTY & THE BEAST OPERA."


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Shell Of A Woman - Los Angeles
Dec
16
8:00 PM20:00

Shell Of A Woman - Los Angeles

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Shell of a Woman is Dynasty Handbag's expert powerpoint lecture on the "10 Greatest Works Of Art" according to the internet.  Professor Bags will "explain" (make up lies) about the work's origins which naturally devolve into semi-autobiographical/highly opinionated narratives peppered with songs, dance numbers and psychedelic inner monologuing.  For example, did you know that Picasso's Guernica is about animal rights activists setting free cows from a factory farm on the I5 and the subsequent rebellion of said cows against their liberators? Did you know that Jackson Pollock's famous alcoholic wiggle paintings may be simply just spaghetti and raisins? - plus more true facts plus a tap dancing numbers to Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" and the avante-pirate classic "Yo Ho Ho It's The Artist Life For Me".


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Show Thyself!  Workshop - San Francisco
Nov
18
1:00 PM13:00

Show Thyself! Workshop - San Francisco

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Many creative people have a hard time getting “out there” and being seen as the brilliant makers that we are. In this workshop, we’ll work through some of the roots of these false narratives that help keep us hidden--untangling what get's us stuck and staying stuck, what inspires us and what our biggest fears around art making are. We will also learn basic marketing tips and practical steps for growing a project and a practice (time management, social media outreach, asking for help from your community and helping your community). Bring a notebook and something to write with and your big questions!

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Shell Of A Woman - San Francisco
Nov
17
8:00 PM20:00

Shell Of A Woman - San Francisco

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Shell of a Woman is  Dynasty Handbag's expert powerpoint lecture on the "10 Greatest Works Of Art" according to the internet.  Professor Bags will "explain" (make up lies) about the work's origins which naturally devolve into semi-autobiographical/insane narratives peppered with songs, dance numbers and psychedelic inner monologuing.  For example, did you know that Picasso's Guernica is about PETA activists setting free cows from a factory farm on the I5 and the subsequent rebellion of said cows against their liberators and Jackson Pollock's famous sloppy wiggle paintings are representations of wild 90's pasta dishes that were served in a revolving restaurant in Time's Square - plus more true facts plus a tap dancing numbers to Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" plus a remake of the pirate classic "Yo Ho Ho It's The Artist Life For Me".


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Shell Of A Woman - New York
Oct
30
9:30 PM21:30

Shell Of A Woman - New York

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Shell of a Woman is  Dynasty Handbag's expert powerpoint lecture on the "10 Greatest Works Of Art" according to the internet.  Professor Bags will "explain" (make up lies) about the work's origins which naturally devolve into semi-autobiographical/insane narratives peppered with songs, dance numbers and psychedelic inner monologuing.  For example, did you know that Picasso's Guernica is about PETA activists setting free cows from a factory farm on the I5 and the subsequent rebellion of said cows against their liberators and Jackson Pollock's famous sloppy wiggle paintings are representations of wild 90's pasta dishes that were served in a revolving restaurant in Time's Square - plus more true facts plus a tap dancing numbers to Black Sabbath's "The Wizard" plus a remake of the pirate classic "Yo Ho Ho It's The Artist Life For Me".


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Show Thyself!  Workshop - New York
Oct
28
12:00 PM12:00

Show Thyself! Workshop - New York

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Many creative people have a hard time getting “out there” and being seen as the brilliant makers that we are. In this workshop, we’ll work through some of the roots of these false narratives that help keep us hidden--untangling what get's us stuck and staying stuck, what inspires us and what our biggest fears around art making are. We will also learn basic marketing tips and practical steps for growing a project and a practice (time management, social media outreach, asking for help from your community and helping your community). Bring a notebook and something to write with and your big questions!

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SHOW THYSELF!  WORKSHOP WITH JIBZ CAMERON
Aug
20
6:30 PM18:30

SHOW THYSELF! WORKSHOP WITH JIBZ CAMERON

During the Writing for a Performance Persona workshop we will explore various exercises designed to help you access deep crevasses of your personal experience that can become the driving desire behind a performance persona. The goal is not to leave the workshop with a developed piece of work, but rather to learn some new ways of accessing material within yourself. Writers, performers, dancers, drag showgirls, thinkers, visual artists all welcome! This is a fun based workshop.

Here are some of the activity titles (without explanations - you can just use your imagination for now)

• All about my mother
• Ultimate fighting machine
• Personal ad for dad
• Heartbreaking singer/songwriter

 

Portrait of Jibz Cameron as Dynasty Handbag in L.A. by Emily Berl for Artsy.
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DYNASTY HANDBAG: SHELL OF A WOMAN
Aug
16
9:30 PM21:30

DYNASTY HANDBAG: SHELL OF A WOMAN

Shell Of A Woman is Dynasty Handbag's brand new "many-women in a one-woman" show.  Highlights include: a lecture on the 10 greatest works of art, Black Sabbath Tap Dance, and her alter ego, Dynamite Bathrobes, singing a contemporary ballad about the perils of commercializing underground communities (It's So Hard, To Be Avante Garde), plus many more topical jokes and terrifying ids.  Not suitable for children (of god).

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DYNASTY HANDBAG: SHELL OF A WOMAN
Aug
14
7:00 PM19:00

DYNASTY HANDBAG: SHELL OF A WOMAN

Shell Of A Woman is Dynasty Handbag's brand new "many-women in a one-woman" show.  Highlights include: a lecture on the 10 greatest works of art, Black Sabbath Tap Dance, and her alter ego, Dynamite Bathrobes, singing a contemporary ballad about the perils of commercializing underground communities (It's So Hard, To Be Avante Garde), plus many more topical jokes and terrifying ids.  Not suitable for children (of god).

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WEIRDO NIGHT - AUGUST 5TH
Aug
5
8:00 PM20:00

WEIRDO NIGHT - AUGUST 5TH

Weirdo Night with DYNASTY HANDBAG, Lizzy Cooperman, Elliot Reed, DANCE-Y-OKE + More!!

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Lizzy Cooperman
is a comedian, actor, and writer who has been described by the Portland Mercury as “…a witchy lady. In her act she writhes around the stage like a crazy combination of Sarah Jessica Parker in Hocus Pocus and Norma Desmond.” She was named one of TimeOut LA's Comics to Watch in 2018. She's appeared on HBO, Comedy Central and most recently as Marsha Tanley for Lord Huron's Vide Noir. Her tarot reading character, Mountain Schwartz, has been featured on Super Deluxe and Funny or Die. She's written for several shows including Not Safe with Nikki Glaser, The Eric Andre Show, The Soup TV, The Dish, and a show that only aired in the Ukraine and Germany called Naked and Funny. She's performed at festivals such as Bentzen Ball, Red Clay Comedy Festival, Montreal’s Just for Laughs, Bridgetown Comedy Festival, and the Las Vegas Comedy Festival.

 

Elliot Reed
is an LA based performance artist. His work explores aspects of digital citizenship, sexuality, and self-hood. Teetering between epiphany and total collapse, Elliot constructs and bends narratives utilizing objects, voice, humor, and music. Shows in LA include The Hammer Museum, The LA Public Art Biennial, The Broad, Human Resources, PØST, The Box, UCLA, Commonwealth & Council, The Getty Center, and OUE Skyspace. Additional shows include VFD London, MOOI Collective Mexico City, The Gene Siskel Film Center, and venues in Paris, New York, Berlin, Tokyo, and Osaka. As of 2018 he has given artist presentations at California Institute of the Arts (CalArts), The School of The Art Institute of Chicago, Macalester College, University of Minnesota, and won the inaugural Bar-fund artist grant.

 

Dance-Y-Oke
is a live dance karaoke experience wherin peoples dance along with specially selected music dance heavy music videos. Sample Playlist - Beyonce / Major Lazer / Janet Jackson / Madonna / Sean Paul / Ciara / Kate Bush / Tina Turner / Salt N Pepa / Aayliah / Missy / MJ

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FRIDAY FLIGHTS - GETTY CENTER
Jul
20
6:00 PM18:00

FRIDAY FLIGHTS - GETTY CENTER

Geneva Jacuzzi, Dynasty Handbag, Artists' Books, & More

Dynasty Handbag to lead an improvisational tour through the Getty's collection galleries. 

Friday Flights is a series of interdisciplinary and experimental performances that transform the Getty experience. In July, the line-up includes music and performance art from pop-maven Geneva Jacuzzi, comedic artist Dynasty Handbag, composer Corey Fogel, and artist Elliot Reed. The alternative art space-on-wheels, Gas Gallery, presents the group exhibition take care, which explores radical ambitions of "self-care," while musician Tom Krell of How To Dress Well lends a soundtrack to the Getty tram. In celebration of the current exhibition Artists and their Books / Books and their Artists, artists Barbara T. Smith and Andrea Bowers discuss their work, and a selection of creative independent publishers offers their wares in a pop-up Artists' Books Fest.

 

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Weirdo Night - April 24th
Apr
24
8:00 PM20:00

Weirdo Night - April 24th

Weirdo Night with DYNASTY HANDBAG, D'Lo, Julius Smack, Wizard Apprentice, Josef Kraska (video) DANCE-Y-OKE + More!

D’LO
is queer/transgender Tamil Sri Lankan-American actor/writer/comic. You’ve seen D’Lo in LOOKING (HBO), TRANSPARENT (Amazon), SENSE 8 (Netflix), Mr. ROBOT (CW) and the Emmy nominated mini-doc series THIS IS ME produced by Rhys Ernst and Zackary Drucker. He also can be found in the documentary based on his life/work called PERFORMING GIRL and Sundance Fellow Adelina Anthony’s film BRUISING FOR BESOS as Rani. He’s also been featured in Buzzfeed & Fusion videos, and in many webseries including EASTSIDERS, DYKE CENTRAL and Issa Rae's Color Creative & Project Greenlight produced MINIMUM WAGE and his own series PRIVATE DICK. He tours his solo shows (stand-up & theater) on the university/college circuit, facilitates writing and performance workshops nationally, and is also a co-producer with a nationally touring group of Asian American comics - Disoriented Comedy.

JULIUS SMACK
is a statue awoken from antiquity. His performances propose a “storybook realness" incorporating vogue-inspired dance and a dissonance between digital textures and classical instrumentation. He has released two albums on Practical Records, an artist-run label that he founded in 2013.

WIZARD APPRENTICE
is an independent electronic music producer, motion graphics and live performance artist. As a highly-sensitive introvert, her multimedia projects are strategies for energetically managing an overwhelming world. Her music is a combination of lyrical precision, minimalistic composition, and technically amateurish charm. She creates digitally-based media that takes advantage of accessible, user-friendly technology; allowing her to skip time consuming learning curves and get straight to focusing on inventing personalized yet highly relatable language for deeply subtle and internal experiences. She's not a gear-head, rather, a digital folk artist who vividly and simplistically expresses her inner world using resourcefulness and honesty. Her video work incorporates green screen graphics, digital puppetry, and minimalistic compositing to produce imagery that’s cerebral, psychedelic, campy, and hypnotic. She combines song and video to create multimedia live performances that explore intimate emotional themes ranging from the challenges/triumphs of being an empath to overstimulation in the Internet Age.

JOSEF KRASKA
aka Babe E., leads a full life in his home studio: composing music, animating, directing his friends around, playing dress-up, and crafting seasonal “wreoths” to share with his friends and family. Making music videos for Peppré Ann to star in, is his main motivation. He has recently directed music videos for Bushwick superstar, Macy Rodman, as well as provided visuals for Colin Self’s opera Siblings (Elation VI), which premiered at MoMA PS1 last month. Joseph hopes to one day bring Peppré Ann to a theater near you! 

DANCE-Y-OKE is a dance party wherein the crowd dances along to amazing music videos with fresh ass dancing in them. ala Janet Jackson, Aaliyah, Michael Jackson, Beyoncè, Salt-N-Pepa. see you on the donz floohr!

 

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BERLIN - SCHWULES MUSEUM
Apr
15
5:30 PM17:30

BERLIN - SCHWULES MUSEUM

CLOSING PERFORMANCE BY DYNASTY HANDBAG
AS PART OF THE COLONY EXHIBITION, BERLIN, GERMANY
ALSO HAVE 2 VIDEOS IN THIS SHOW!

colony is a group exhibition by the Ankara-based LGBTIQ* association, Kaos GL, which brings together contemporary artistic inquries that deal with the social norms of binaries and dichotomies, and constructs a queer utopia. Despite severe political reprisals in Turkey, held between the dates 23 December, 2017 - 3 February, 2018 in Istanbul, colony was composed by the artists and participants; Yavuz Erkan, Ursula Mayer, Nilbar Güreş, Erinç Seymen & Uğur Engin Deniz, Daria Martin, Gökçe Yiğitel, Mary Maggic, İris Ergül, Katja Novitskova, Furkan Öztekin, Dynasty Handbag, Aykan Safoğlu, İz Öztat and Zişan, Kerem Ozan Bayraktar, Mariah Garnett, Umut Yıldırım, Yasemin Nur and Let the Good Times Roll. The exhibition was corporealised by the curation of Kevser Güler, Derya Bayraktaroğlu and Aylime Aslı Demir.

Shortly before the opening of the exhibition in the cities of both Istanbul and Ankara, on 15 November, 2017, the government of Ankara established a general ban on all LGBTIQ*-related events and public activities in the capital city, which includes the activities of Kaos GL. For this reason, Kaos GL was forced to withdraw any institutional support for the exhibiton project. As this was a highly publicized project, Kaos GL wanted to prevent a precedent and feared tightening of bans in Istanbul and other cities.

colony brings the definition of 'human' into question. The exhibition critically engages with the means of making knowledge, science, technology, and politics that privilege the human species by attributing life entirely to mankind. By the agency of intimating a body and body-beings, it brings together a gathering of artistic inquiries that deliberate constructed dichotomies such as human/non-human, nature/culture, and organic/synthetic. Across moralism(s), and female-male morphologies stuck in procreation, colony also explores the constitutive ways in which nature’s sanctions of normativity operate. Interfaced with discussions around language and gender, the exhibition probes the present-day bearings of evading human-centred narratives, which are derived from and self-constituted with the alliance of culture-history-society-power. Through the scope of post-human and queer critique kinship, colony embodies a myriad of offerings that discuss such narratives.

By expressing its solidarity with sister organisation, Kaos GL, Schwules Museum is presenting a comprehensive selection from the exhibition colony.

Curated by Derya Bayraktaroğlu and Aylime Aslı Demir, and realized by the support and the companionship of the artist Aykan Safoğlu, Schwules Museum edition of colony will be held from 9 March to 15 April, 2018 as a part of the Year of the Women in the Museum.

 

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OSLO - TROLLKREM IMPORT  PRESENTS
Apr
11
7:00 PM19:00

OSLO - TROLLKREM IMPORT PRESENTS

An talk-show/performance event with Dynasty Handbag, Seth Bogart and Vaginal Davis!

Trollkrem is an Oslo-based artist duo consisting of Jennie Hagevik Bringaker (1978) and Tor Erik Bøe (1984). They account for some of the most exciting events that have taken place in the Norwegian performance scene in recent years. With an international and genre-wide approach, they create new social spaces in which visual art, music, dance, design and celebration unite in a unique exhibitionistic form.

TROLLKREM IMPORT  is a performance program in Greenland that extends over five evenings spread over a longer period. They invite different artists and artists based on the complex social space this part of the city is. The audience is invited out of the shadows, out of the couch and out of the closet to attend an experimental club concept with bodybuilding, music and cool costumes and scenography.

On the second floor of Ivars Kro you can experience a unique, cross-talk talk show where internationally renowned performance artists entertain both first-time visitors and regulars. Trollkrems Tor Erik Bøe is the host of the evening.

Invited artists: Seth Bogart, Dynasty Handbag and Vaginal Davis.

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