UGH AAH OMG
Stills from Lively Matter (2013), a 5-screen video installation by Clayton Beugeling, Audrée-Maude Allard and myself I guess although I haven’t seen it I’m just the freak with the reputation for being down to dress up and get gross.
First I posed as a Virgin Mary with cute props in front of a green screen. Then Clayton and Audrée built an elaborate set of glitter and garbage and candles and dollar store confection around me while I got drunk and fell asleep. Then Audrée poured corn syrup on my head while I ate dirty grapefruit and raw meat and Clayton filmed.
The rats got their whiskers burned on candles scurrying around me in the dirt we’re still friends though. I guess this film gets to join the ranks of not being able to say no animals were hurt in the making along with pink flamingoes lol.
Then I had a bath in the university bathroom sink and made a huge mess.
It was fun actually.
This is the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen!!!!
so goth, so rad
Amazing!! I really want to see the videos… these stills are so good!
Wow! I kinda want to marry Fraction & Allred’s FF. Last month they gave us trans lady Moloids, this month they’re tossing the scary “c” word around like it’s no big deal in the middle of a story that’s explicitly about how chosen family is sometimes healthier than the one you’re born into. This is the kinda the best comic.
(Seriously, has any mainstream comic book ever used the word “cisgender” before? I’m pretty sure the answer is no.)
“(New labour laws in Venezuela) …will grant recognition to non-salaried work traditionally done by women, will come into effect this week. Full-time mothers will now be able to collect a pension.”
anyone has articles/essays about trans* masculin priviledge stuff?
I’m trying to figure out the duality between oppressed as trans* but privileged as masculine.
signal boostin this! also, if we can’t name any zines about this, we should probably write something about this. i got all the feels bout havin dude privilege and what that means to me.
ummm, what immediately came to mind was an article by Cyree Jarelle Johnson about femme stuff that mentions left-of-centre masculinity…
“Even if very masculine female identified folks are instantly read as gay by heterosexuals, does that necessarily make not experiencing that a privilege? Passing is a privilege when you pass into a group that has privilege. “Woman” is not an inherently privileged category at all, nor is “feminine”. Femininity, queer and straight alike, is viewed as frivolous and shallow, stupid and excessive. Most importantly, it is taken much less seriously than masculinity.”
I’m sure there is more out there, and y’all should write stuff too if you want to. Do it!
CUPSI 2012| Cam, Alok, Janani- Marriage
Cam Awkward-Rich, Janani B., and Alok Vaid-Menon from Stanford University performs at a prelim CUPSI 2012 at La Verne University.
post-sushi roof punx
Echolilia: A Father’s Photographic Conversation with His Autistic Son. Timothy Archibald uses his camera to find an emotional bridge to his son Photographs and text from the book Echolilia: Sometimes I Wonder
My eldest son was born in 2001. He was always a kid who went to the beat of his own drummer. When he was 5, we began making photographs collaboratively as a way to find some common ground and attempt to understand each other. Soon after we began the project, Elijah was diagnosed on the autistic spectrum. Though the diagnosis gave me the words and history to understand my son better, it didn’t take away the mystery and the need to try to find an emotional bridge to him.”Echolilia” is an alternate spelling of a more common term, “echolalia,” used in the autistic community to refer to the habit of verbal repetition and copying that is commonly found in autistic kids’ behavior. I liked the idea of it: photography is a form of copying. Kids are a form of repetition. And looking at my kid with photography allowed me to see myself a new
new GLOCHIDS cassette, creosote encased within
holy wow this tape!! I don’t know this band, but holy wow!
I just tried to fix the flat tire on my bike and managed to puncture the tube 4 times while taking the tire on and off 3 times. At the end I gave up and cried in the corner of a parkinglot. I may never be a bike mechanic but I am STILL a Majeure Force.