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Trashing Dance Theatre Journal

I’m really looking forward to the new issue of Dance Theatre Journal on trash, edited by Owen G. Parry and João Florêncio. As part of the ‘trash team’ of the research project Performance Matters, I have been lucky to follow the development of this issue – and I am so happy that my article “This Performance Stinks: dunst and the Politics of Arrested Development” has been included.

This is what the editors write about the issue:

This special issue of Dance Theatre Journal is a dedicated and rigorous exploration of Trash in art, performance, work, and club culture. It features interviews with performance star and living-legend Penny Arcade, club performer Mouse, sex worker and activist Thierry Schaffauser, plus articles exploring the work of John Sex, Danish collective dunst, Club Wotever, wasted works, contaminated performances and the ‘lowest form of performance’ – living street sculptures. Forms of trashy articulation including soap box articles, TV Chat Shows and Tabloid Newspapers interrupt and compliment more formal essays and interviews in this special issue!

Contributors include: Augusto Corrieri, Bryony Kimmings, Eirini Kartsaki, Johanna Linsley, Lisa Wesley, Lorena Rivero de Beer, Marcia Farquhar, Marianne Mulvey, Mathias Danbolt, Oriana Fox, R. Justin Hunt, Rachel Lois Clapham, Season Butler, Tero Nahua, The Famous Lauren Barri Holstein, Vikki Chalklin.

If you are in London on October 25 at 18.00, pop by Toynbee Studios (28 Commercial Lane) for the release party and get a copy!

But it might be a good idea to come to Toynbee’s earlier on that Tuesday to experience the Trash Salon running between 14.00-18.00 where many of us DTJ-contributers will be performing. I’m gonna do a text-performance entitled “Getting Trashed: Scraps from the Dustbin of History”…

The Trash Salon kickstarts the week of Trashing Performance Public Programme which will make London quite a lot filthier:

Whereas the Trash Salon on Tuesday the 25th is free, the Trashing Performance events taking place later on in the week is ticketed. But I can assure you it will be worth the money, as you get the chance to hear people like Lauren Berlant, José Munoz, Vaginal Davis, Jennifer Doyle, Louis Weaver, Bird la Bird, Mel Brimfield, Gavin Butt, David Hoyle, Oreet Ashery, etc etc etc. See you there!


Chewing the Scenery

The Venice Biennial is coming up, and I’ve been fortunate to be invited to join Andrea Thal’s important queer and anti-racist project at the Swiss Pavillion entitled “Chewing the Scenery.”

The website for the project is just up, and I’m really looking forward to see Pauline Boudry & Renate Lorenz’s new works “No Future” and “No Past” which together with Tim Zulauf/KMU Produktionen’s installative dramatization “Deviare – Vier Agenten – Part of a Movie” will be presented at Teatro Fondamenta Nuove in Venice. The project also includes a book and a seminar. The Chewing the Scenery-book includes contributions by fantastic theorists and artists such as Antke Engel, Ann Cvetkovich, Patricia Purtschert, Rubia Salgado, Uriel Orlov, Eran Schaerf, Maria Iorio/Raphaël Cuomo, and others. The seminar in September will feature many of these people together with among others the queer theorist Elizabeth Freeman.

I have written a text in the book, and will give a lecture at the seminar in September. My article is entitled “Simultaneously: Queer Politics – All At Once.” My text takes the song “Simultaneously” by the queer disco group MEN as a starting point to discuss queer temporalities, erotic historiographies, AIDS, prognosis time, chronopolitics, simultaneity, state racism, white supremacy, colorblindness, racial silence, gay imperialism, and the need for queer politics to deal with all at once.


Temporal Drag

The fantastic artist duo Pauline Boudry and Renate Lorenz has just released a new book about their work entitled Temporal Drag (Hatje Cantz, 2011). The book includes articles and documentation of their collaboration – covering material on works like Normal Work (2007), N.O. Body (2008), Salomania (2009), and Contagious (2010).

I’m really happy that my article “Disruptive Anachronisms: Feeling Historical with N.O. Body” is included in this beautiful book, where it stands side by side with essays by among others the fantastic queer theorist Elizabeth Freeman, queer film theorist Marc Siegel, and art theorist/writer Diedrich Diederichsen. The book also includes a conversation with the artist by the great artist-curator Andrea Thal. For those who prefer reading things in French, all texts are translated.

Read more on the artists’ homepage, or buy the book at Hatje Cantz, Amazon, or elsewhere.


Article on Elmgreen og Dragset

Last year I wrote a longer article on Elmgreen and Dragset’s large exhibition project The Collectors at the 53. Venice biennial. The text was published in the beautiful Swedish book Drömbyggen [Dreamhouse], edited by Annelie Kurttila (Stockholm: Arkitekturmuseet, 2009) and carries the title “Perfekte sammenbrudd: Begjær og teatralitet i Elmgreen og Dragsets The Collectors” [Perfect Breakdown: Desire and Theatricality in Elmgreen and Dragset's The Collectors].

Since the distribution of the book have been rather marginal, at least outside of Sweden, I have just made the text available here on my new homepage (designed by CYF). So, for all you Norwegian readers out there – here is my thoughts on the “Perfekte sammenbrudd” in Elmgreen and Dragset’s The Collectors.