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Monday, July 17, 2017



The Vaginal Davis dollface came back to Berlin for a short spell for CHEAP Funk on Rebooty FM the regular monthly radio program hosted by the CHEAP gang on 88.4. The theme this month was loosely related to all things Fredrich Engels as our fearless leader Susanne Sachsse has been on lockdown in Manchester, England performing in a piece on Engels by the Mancunian international artist Phil Collins aka: RePhil Collins.

Ms. Davis was treated to nice brunch at the Schwartzer Cafe on Kant Strasse in Wilmersdorf by journalista Phillip Meinert who is doing a book on queer punk rock. Phillip is quite the sweet, freshly scrubbed youthful looking writer.

He is 34 years old but could easily pass for 24. Part of the reason he looks so young is he doesn’t smoke or drink alcohol, and he isn’t straight edge either.

Love it!!!!

A lot of people in Berlin could take heed in avoiding embibing and nicotine which does contribute to a large portion of the population resembling Nosferatu the Vampyre a symphony of Horror. The Max Schreck version not the Klaus Kinski one.

Just saying . . .

Daniel Hendrickson the Jewish Muzlim and I accompanied tiny TNT Turkish stud muffin Dr. Zuelfukar Cetin to The Gorky Theater where he was the expert facilitator of a discusion after the premiere of Studio 9 play Kunst Der Flucht by Persian author and director Pedro Kadivar. The piece was part of The Gorky Theater’s Pugs in Love Queer Weekend Festival.

I love how The Gorky has cultivated an exciting young, diverse audience that is different from any of the other theater crowds in Berlin at the moment. Are you listening HAU?

It was really exciting being in the audience and experiencing first hand the ambiance at play at The Gorky. The play also had a young migrant cast of trans and gay Persian refugees who were quite spirited and electric.

Was invited to a very sweet breakfast meeting thanx to Dr. Eike Wittrock at the Akademie Der Kunste Cafe at Hansaplatz. The personable Dr. Wittrock is bringing me to his university at Hildesheim in The Fall which I am really excited about.
Received a very adoreable note from young Black American artist and scholar Diana Arce on her upcoming activities. Please read and catch Lady Diana in action as she is engaged in some really exciting work:

Upcoming Politaoke Shows in Berlin, Germany

July 14th Fincan Neukölln
July 27th Aquarium bei Südblock
August 24th Aquarium bei Südblock
September 21st Aquarium bei Südblock

Politaoke is back with some upcoming Berlin shows just in time for the German election. We're building an entirely new program of speeches, so if there's a speech you're just dying to deliver, feel free to submit it to the program here.

We're looking for artists, collectives and NGO partners who want to bring Politaoke to their communities. We have a small grant to train 1 lucky partner anywhere in the EU this year! If you're interested, let me know!

Artists Without a Cause

On March 31st, AWAC, Transgender Europe and the Room 4 Resistance crew celebrated Transgender Day of Visibility by adding trans, queer, and PoC artists and activists and their contributions to the ever expanding online lexicon with a second Art+Feminism Wikipedia Edit-A-Thon.

AWAC also just finished up three articles for Berlin Art Link feature series #Activism. You can read a bit about what we have been up to, check out our interview with the Berlin Chapter of WHEREISANAMENDIETA and our thoughts about best practices for community art.
White Guilt Clean Up

WGCU has been off to a busy start this year with multiple projects and consultations. Most recently, WGCU we organized 4 events for Black Lives Matter Berlin Month this June. For our final event, we partnered up with Transgender Europe and AWAC and, thanks to everyone's generosity, donated 285 dollars to Miss Major Griffin-Gracy's retirement fund! We completed out consultations with Queer Zinefest Berlin and are writing an assessment for Schwuz.

Ealier this year, I spoke on the panel "What Can a Decolonised Dancefloor Do?" at CTM festival. Be sure to give it a listen! We've got plenty in the works and are excited to share some more upcoming projects soon!

I delivered my first ever keynote speech at OER17: The Politics of Openentitled "Reaching Other Audiences: Art For Social Change. It was an amazing experience and exciting to share with such a great group of educators! Check out the video of my speech.

I will also speak at the DEL (Digitally Engaged Learning) 2017 Conference in London coming up in September. I'll be speaking about my work and AWAC!

Thanks for Reading


Wednesday, July 12, 2017


Zwerg mit Strahlkraft

Lady Ms. Davis housing in Los Angeles was supplied by the historic Biltmore Hotel at Pershing Square, the last place where the Black Dahlia was seen before her brutal murder in 1947. The grand hotel is a little shabby these days, and in much need of a makeover, but it still stands out in the crass sea of boutique hotels with their sleek homomoderne designed to death sensibility.

The Broad gave me five nights in the hotel, then I stayed at the gorgeous guest cottage of Hector San Martine and his lover Erikla Fierce in the Silverlake Hills of Edendale.  The cottage had a beautiful spaceous garden with commanding views.  Hector & Erikla used to own a tiny house on Maltman Avenue but they sold that this year.  Their new house has two cottages located underneath the main house.

Skot Armstrong and James Tallon of the celebrated art kollektiv Science Holiday and The Museum of Fun in Buena Park hosted a High Tea Party at the Biltmore for The Doll with a select guest list that included Ron Athey Jr with Divinity Fudge, Maggie Song of The Fibonaccis, Marnie Weber of The Party Boys, David Evan Frantz of the One Archive Institute and Erikla Fierce and Hector San Martin. Skot Armstrong is one of LA’s most gifted artists and is a contributing editor and columnist with Artillery Magazine, the art periodical published by my former LA Weekly colleage in the art department, the enigmatic Tulsa Kinney.

Ms. Davis’ trip to LA was brief, but jammed pack, including an appearance with curator Bradford Nordeen IV on the Steve Pride National Public Radio Program at KPFK 90.7.

Art photographer Hector San Martine and lifepartner Erikla Fierce surprised Ms. Davis with a welcoming and good riddance soiree at their spacious Silverlake Hills compound. Because it was such a last minute affair the guest list was tiny and included Ron Athey Jr., Jeffrey Hilbert and his hot husband Henry, novelist Lisa Teasley, neophyte performance artist and celestial beauty boy Elliot Reed, Nao Bustamente and companion Marcus Keilland Nazario, Andrew Gould, Dr. Jennifer Doyle, Johnson's Johnson and fiance Marisol, Oscar Pena the 22 year old Mexican/Jewish LA assistant to Vaginal Davis, Shari Frilot of Sundance Film Festival's New Frontiers Section, Glen Meadmore and Sheik Hassen Jameel the 29 year old middle eastern potentate who is not only an avid art collector but also a collector of famous, beautiful black women like Naomi Campbell and Rihanna. No doubt the horny sheik would like to add La Diva Davis to his harem.

Ms.Davis would like to publically thank all the wonderful people who took her out for breakfast, brunch, luncheon and dinner in Los Angeles. She didn’t want to go to any of the new trendy places but preferred dining at old guard establishments like Esmeraldi’s in the Biltmore courtesy of Dr. Prof Leon Hilton, The Pacific Dining Car(Mexican film producer Cesar Vega) Frere Taix French Restaurant in Echo Park(power litigation couple Marlou DeLuna and Hal Marenus)Langer’s Deli\ Bob’s Donuts in Farmers Market(Hector San Martin), AstroFamily(Michele “Meesh” Mills producer of the popular Rupaul Drag Race TV show, The Kitchen(Papa Ron Athey).

The insanely talented Craig Roose of the glam band Billy Wisdom, and TV chat show Decoupage starring Miss Summer Caprice took Ms. D to the infamous Tallyrand Restaurant and Tavern in Burbank where she ate the Huell Howser Special. The only new places she was treated to was Mas Malo Mexican Cantina that is located in a historic downtown LA building and Gus’ Soul Food Shack in Funkytown on Pico and Crenshaw next to the old Catch One Disco. Ms. Davis’ old pal Hector Martinez’ wonderful and gorgeous mother made Ms. Davis a homecooked Mexican feast at her cute house in South Gate an area of LA that seemed totally free of gentrificaciones.

Its funny how spotty the gentrification is in Los Angeles. Where all of Downtown, The Wilshire Corridor, and most of Hollywood has been corraled by it. There were parts of Hollywood on Sunset Blvd east of Vine Street to Vermont Avenue that looked as grimy as ever.

Tuesday, July 04, 2017


Cascade Perpindicular

After five long years the return of the Vagimule Doll hatchet face to her birth city of Los Angeles was met with joy and rapture by one and all. Well not exactly everyone, as there was some noticeable exceptions of individuals who flung themselves from the top of the 2nd tallest building in Downtown LA, The Library Tower so as not to be anywhere near the 5 feet 2 inch towering maquette seductress.

The salty philanthropist Eli Broad's vanity museo The Broad flew the lady to the spotty gentrification capital of the westboast.

So sad that LA is filled with many unsightly, new cheaply made uppity downscale apartment buildings that after a year will savagely start to fall apart.  Everywhere else the poor are relegated to tent cities.

Curator Bradford Nordeen IV, of the Rock Hannisport Nordeen's and high pitched Truman Capote gay accent, and his rock steady crew delivered Warhol Icon inspired by Nico with performances by Jenny Hval, Tiny Vipers, Geneva Jacuzzi, a temporary contemporary installation by Nao Bustamante, Ms. Davis and goddess Kembra Pfahler and her Girls of the Voluptuous Horror of Karen Black. A parade of over 2000 visitors wafted through the museum during the evenings festivities.

Absense does make the heart grow fonder as the place was packed to the rafter grafters with a lot of the old guard underground royalty the likesis of: Papa Ron Athey, Sheree Rose, Jeffrey Hilberg, Johanna Went, Craig Roose aka: Billy Wisdom, Carol Cetrone & Debby Spinelli, Mark Simon & his The Boyfriend Barbershop Sextette, Glen Meadmore with Barbara Young, Helen Bed O’Neill of Retail Slut with fellow former Afro Sisters Mark Maxwell, Bud Thomas of the One Archive, Alice Bag and hubby Jailbait Velasquez, Dora from Ventura, Hernan Perez, LA Times scribe Steve Appleford with “It Girl” Pandora Young, Michele “Hell” Carr, Carla Bozulich of The Geraldine Fibbers and her hot young Romanian husb, Howie Pyro of Danzig, Scott Ewalt, Michele “Meesh” Mills, Jane Cantillon with husband Dick and Oscar winning film editor Billy Rich.

Tyro academic Leon Hilton of the famous hotelier clan sent this list of those spotted in the SRO audience: Ethiopian/Irish actress Ruth Negga of the film Loving and AMC romperstomper Preacher, Ivan A. Ramos queer studies dept scholar of University of Maryland,  filmmaker Eliane Lima, Karen Tongson and Zakiyyah Iman Jackson of USC, Sarah Kessler, Joshua Takano Chambers of Northwestern University, ASCO archivist/curator Ondine Chavoya of Williams College,babyface LA artists Matthew Lax and Joshua Raines,Celeste Dupuy-Spencger  of the current Whitney Biennial with Sarah Johnson, Matt Savitsky, Benjamin Boatright, John Polly of World of Wonder, Jimmy Vogel, Nacho Nava, Jess Cuevas, Maya Bookbinder,John Tain of the Getty, Sarah Williams of LA Womens Center for Creative Work, Archie Nguyen of American Idol,Ben Johnson of Los Angeles Dept of Cultural Affairs,Joey Heinen of LACMA,Seth Bogart, Abdi Taslimi, Hannah Grossman, Justine Suzanne, Sam Courmier, Malisa Humphrey, Stacey Allan of East of Borneo, basketball stars Larry Nance Jr & Lonzo Ball and his younger brother LeMelo, Dr. Amelia Jones of USC, pretty Risa Needleman of Invisible-Exports Gallery the New York City commercial gallery that reps Ms. Davis, with a slew of collectors including Pamela Robinson and her hot husband, Dynasty Handbag, Marlou De Luna & Hal Marenus, Darin Kinoshita, Andrew Gould, Dean Litner, Kimberly Kim of North Korea, Rudy Bleu, Cesar Vega, Emi Fontana of West of Rome Public Art, Jefffrey Hilbert of the new hot Flagrant Magazine, Hernan Perez, power couple Erikla Fierce and Hector San Martine and Ms. Davis’ young juicy Jewish Mexican LA assistant Oscar Pena.
Ms. Davis was also the guest of honor for Puce Moment Mt. Washington Hilltop Fundraiser for bi-coastal performative film event Dirty Looks. The beautiful shindig featured a musical performance by Julianna Barwick, MC-ing by Drew Droege as ex Charlie’s Angel Tanya Roberts and Michael Lucid as Latina TV presenter Damiana Garcia. The minimalist catering was provided by Andrew McKenzie and mixology by Kimberly Kim and Squeeky Blonde. Ms. Davis & Mr. Nordeen’s wardrobe was provided by the fine people at Oak Boutique on Beverly Blvd with expert styling by Jess Cuevas.

Thursday, June 15, 2017


Auf in den Kampf!

Rising Stars,Falling Stars-Sweet 16mm Never Been Kissed was a triumph Sungay with a lovely crowd of cosmopolitans descending on Wedding to bask in the light of La Vagimule Doll in the Kuppel Halle of silent green Kulturquartier.

Ms. Davis and Jewish Muzlim Daniel Hendrickson changed their regular format a bit to chittle chat inbetween screenings of short music films including two episodes of Beat Club from the late 1960s featuring performances by Manfred Mann, PP Arnold, Cat Stevens, The BeeGees, The Who, and Jimmy Hendrix. Also on hand were short music subjects with the likesis of the late great Debbie Reynolds and a bunch of mincing chorus boy faggots, Jane Morgan and legends legende Della Reece, a woman certainly touched by an angel.

The surprise of the evening was the No Controlles music video by Cholita, the Female Menudo with 13 year old Graciela Grejalva & Co.

In the audience joining Arsenal Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus, actress Susanne Sachsse and film historian Marcuse Siegelstein, 18 year Canuckian muscle teen sensation Shawn Mendes with his older beau British actor/comic Jack Whitehall the star of BBC’s hilarious version of Evelyn Waugh’s Decline and Fall, Yale Performance Studies Scholar Tavia N’yonga, the cousin of actress Lupita N’yonga with his gorgeous and vivacious younger sister Isis and handsome business partners Johan & Paul. Was great to see my former student Marc Arthur who is now the right hand man to RoseLee Goldberg of Performa. Marc and his lover will be leaving New York for two years to work in Ann Arbor Michigan, but Marc will still commute to Manhattan occasionally to fullfill his Performa duties.

So lovely seeing Afro German entrepreneur Clarisse Mehring and gal pal, sexy power couple Ruth Schoenegge and Miriam Japp, juicy Christoph Bovermann my former Giessen student who now has a great job with the European Film Academy, my other hot, brilliant former students Lea Schneiderman and her girlfriend Arnitra, vivacious Jasmina Metwaly of the Egyptian Mosireen Film Kollektiv who is in Berlin with a DAAD Fellowship, glamorous Trixie Schonherr the famed prima ballerina who was the focus of CHEAP Funk on Reboot FM the evening before on 88.4, Piero Bellomo, journalista Phillip Meinert who is doing a book on queer punk and wants to interview the diva, projectionist Anselm, Nadine of silent green and guardian of the gate Nadja.

Along with CHEAP kollektiv Fearless leader Susanne Sachsse the Vagimule Dollface was in Hamburg for the Theater of the World Festival at Kampnagel taking part in the DropDeadGorgeous installation that was part of Hannah Hurtzig’s „Die Stillgestellten oder: Salle Des Pas Perdus” in the Mobile Academy. I had a divine time working on Mobile Academy with the lovely and smart Ms. Hurtzig and her team of Herr, Marion, Frau Sarah Lewis, Frau Eva, Frau Dinkle and Frau Zaubel. Was so excited to meet the divine Christina Sharp of Tufts University. What a beautiful and sublime lady. Want to read her book “In the Wake: On Blackness and Being. Didn’t get to see her on stage as I was way to occupied in my section on the day Christina did her thing, but on the last day of Mobile Academy I was able to sneak away from my installation and hear the wonderfully regal Nana Adusei-Poku and punk academe Christiane Voss. Before leaving for Hamburg I had a very busy Saturday doing NYU Berlin Global Press Conference with CHEAP Kollektiv and in the very late evening being part of Saavy Contemporary’s Congress through the German Federation. I love the wonderful people at Saavy Contemporary that includes their fabulous leader Bonaventur Ndikung and Lema Sikod, Beya Othmani, Elena Agudio, Antonia Alampi, hunky Abhihishek Nilamber and Lynhan Balabat.

Those of you on the left coast please check out the latest exhibit by my Portland Oregon gallerist Amy Adams of Adams & Ollman.

JUNE 9–JULY 8, 2017


Adams and Ollman is pleased to present "I Was A Wall, And My Breasts Were Like Fortress Towers," the first of our two-part summer exhibitions that features work by a range of artists that represents or references the body, in parts, as code, sign or symbol.

The exhibitions respond to the metaphors of "blason anatomique," a 16th century poetic device wherein the female body is dissected into fragments. In these anatomical love poems, eyes, breasts, lips, thighs are isolated and glorified; as various parts of a woman's body are desired, the whole is ordered, divided and subsequently, ruled.

Like the "blason anatomique," the artists included in these exhibitions often focus only on a fragment–a head, torso, or finger. However, in so doing, the artists do not objectify or catalogue, but rather construct a new monument or totem, one which reimagines the figure's erotic, surreal, contentious, and formidable potentialities. Using a combination of oppositional, defiant and hybrid forms and employing abstraction, among other devices, these artists approach the subject through the lens of history, language, design, science fiction, craft and architecture to take over the blason tradition and reclaim a space for the body, one that is contemporary, subjective and subversive.

Friday, June 09, 2017

Ich Bei Tag Und Du Bei Nacht


This Sunday June 11th at 8pm Rising Stars, Falling Stars-Sweet 16mm Never Been Kissed returns to silent green Kulturquartier with a unique screening of Beat Club, the German music TV program from the 1960s and early 1970s. We will show two episodes featuring Cat Stevens, The BeeGee’s, The Who and Jimmy Hendrix plus some short music films in a kommentierte stylus just to give things a different bunghole whiff. Remember you smelt it you dealt it

Friday, May 26, 2017


Rabauken & Radau
Jonathan Berger my gorgeous super smart and super talented child of high demand art has been so busy with a myriad of projects.  So happy his work  brought him to the far reaches of the known universe including pitstops in Europa.  Luckily I was in Berlin for a New York sekunda to attend a cocktail soiree in his honour given by La Susanne Sachsse at her East Berlin Compound.  The drinks were pure marvels of stiff mixology.  Thats right folks i got plastered. The foodstuff of the gathering was also divoon. The table featured Roger Moore styled Octopussy, Japanese spicy beef curtains, and a Rodan spring lentil salad-yummsis.
The "It" crowd in attendence included: Professor Christiane Voss, the great Hannah Hurtzig, lovely Nazl Klierci and her hot muscular new Serbian lover Mischa, Israeli artist Yael Bartana, Senol Senturk, Katja Sander, Marcuse Siegelstein, Daniel Hendrickson, the Jewish Muzlim, Richard Gabriel and a host of other notables too chic to mention in one undulating sitting.

Warning to Los Angeloids.  Vaginal Davis that infernal wanton creature will be returning to her birthcity soon.  Yes she is being brought back to do an intervention at the newest child on the museo block namely The Broad Museum which sits on Bunker Hill near the Disney Hall, Redcat and MOCA.
All the Camuuuu is for a summer happening that is curated by young Bradford Nordeen of Dirty Looks fame.  Other famed curatorials in the series are James Spooner of the Afro Punk Repository and our very own tattoo love god Ron Athey.
On a sad note the Ms. Vagimule dolls older sister Teresita Rayjandra doesn't seem long in this world so the two sibblings will get a chance to reunite for possibly the last time.  Sister Jehovah's Witness Teresa has lived in the same dingbat midcentury Hollywood flat since the mid 1970s.  Its located in the Armenian section of Hollywood on Ardmore near Santa Monica Blvd and Normandie.  The apartment building is the nicest on a block of ugly newish (the 90s) apartments and badly kept single family homes. The old owner of the building after his wife died turned late onset homosexual. Thats rights, as older tennants died off like Ms. Davis' mother Mary Magdelene in 2000 the owner rented only to sizzling hot young latino boys with a penchant for not wearing many clothes. Every time i would visit my mother or sister hanging around the kidney shaped pool were all these divine Bablyonian gorgons in various states of undress.  Twas pure beautiliciousness suprema.  The elderly owner eventually died and the new corporation that bought the building drained the pool and kicked out the juicy hombres as they never paid rent, being that they lived on a Cal grant of getting their golden pingas sucked in perpetuity.  Now my sisters building has gone all dullard now with new tenants paying over $2,500 for a one bedroom that my sister only pays $600 for.  She is lucky that they haven't tried to evict her as she is a hoarder with junk that fills the flat up to the ceiling.  I guess the new corporate owners are content to just wait her out until she dies.  My sister not only has lived in the apartment since the mid 70s she has also worked the same job for the County of LA's Housing Authority and Section Eight since 1975.
Other news of the Davista realm is that after Ms. Davis' sculpture pieces, acetate vinyl record texts and make-up paintings got snatched up by the Whitney Museum of Art last year after her solo show at Invisible-Exports Gallery.
In the Fall The New Museum will re-mount Come On Daughter Save Me borrowing all the pieces from the collectors for the exhibit.  Ms. Davis will at the same time be part of a two person exhibit at Invisible-Exports that has been given the working title of Cinema Chimera, and will also do a performance at the New Museum for all those not use to her just being a visual artist.
Speaking of mega visual art talents who also happend to be young gifted and black. Lets turn our attention to Mr. sexy and WoW!  Damien Davis who is no relation to Vaginal D. but is the grandson of Sammy Davis Jr and Altovise.  Here is the 514 on his proclititties:

June 16th to August 5th, 2017
106 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Public Receptions: 1st Thursdays — July 6th & August 3rd, 5pm-9pm. Panel discussion at Northwest African American Museum Saturday, June 17th, 11am-1pm
Damien Davis is a Brooklyn-based artist. His practice explores historical representations of blackness by seeking to unpack the visual language of various cultures and question how these societies code/decode representations of race through design and digital modes of production.
In White Room, Davis will create a site specific installation that questions the notion of the gallery as a neutral space. Davis will create a custom, all white “jigsaw puzzle” made out of painted CNC routed plywood. Enmeshed within this puzzle will be an assortment of patterns and motifs typical of Davis’ visual vocabulary. In doing so he opens the conversation about literal and metaphorical representations of “whiteness” and, posits that there is no neutrality when looking at art.

Davis holds a B.F.A in Studio Art and an M.A in Visual Arts Administration from New York University. He is currently an artist in residence at the Lower Manhattan Cultural Council. He has exhibited widely throughout the US and in Japan and Italy.

This exhibition has been presented with generous support from Chihuly Garden and Glass, the Northwest African American Museum, and is funded in part by a Neighborhood Matching Fund from the Seattle Department of Neighborhoods.

As a cultural partner of the Seattle Art Fair, METHOD is pleased to participate in the fair’s 2017 Windermere VIP Program with an event on Sunday, August 6, 2017. Artist Damien Davis will give remarks and be on-hand to answer questions. Registration for this event will be open to Seattle Art Fair VIP cardholders in June.

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Bettler des Lebens

Bettler des Lebens

So sad hearing that Chris Cornell of the band Soundgarden died. I only had contact with him once at my Sunday afternoon punk rock beer bust and olde English t-dance/performance space Sucker at the Garage in Silverlake back in our first year of operation which was 1994. I shared a nice flirtation with him as he was relaxing in the Mitzi Gaynor Lounge in the back of the club. Earlier I was on stage introducing the British indie pop band Marine Research. As was my usual shtick I was playing with the rather large round rump of Marine Research’s young drummer who went by the name of DJ if my memory serves correctly. Please forgive me if I get some details wrong,this was the last century after all. Mr. Cornell and I spent some 15 minutes sitting next to each other and looking deeply into each others eyes. We hardly spoke. At one point he gave me a nice passionate kiss on the lips and we did another long butterfly kiss with our lashes. I remember thinking that he looked more Latino then what I imagined a Pacific Northwest white boy to look like. If anyone else who was there has a similar or different memory please let me know or feel free to correct any missinformation that you feel I have posted.
Returned to Berlina from a horde of travels in time to catch a brilliantly warm sunny day with Spring temperatures almost hovering around 90F. Sorry I haven’t been forthcoming in announcing the various places I have been visiting,but because I have some aggressive stalkers I find it best to not let it out to the general public just where I happened to be at any given time.
Was delighted to catch the famous academic Amelia Jones give a sterling lecture at the Mediality Couples Congress at the Institute of Theater Studies at the Friei Universitaet Berlin. Darling prolific Ms. Jones is the Robert A. Day Professor of Art and Design as well as Vice Dean of Critical Studies at the Roski School of Art at the University of Southern California. Amelia presented on the Relation Works of Ulay: Performativity from Intimacy to Antagonism to be exact.
Also speaking was plan b’s innegmatic Sophia New and Dan Belasco, who I didn’t realize have been working on a GPS art project for over a decade, and the personable Lisa Newman who I was finally able to meet in the flesh after she conducted some emug interviews with me and Del Grace Volcano a few years back. In the audience was artist Richard Hancock who I hardly recognize anymore now that he’s removed those long dreadlocks he use to sport.
A few days ago I got to meet the muy sampatico British gallerist Dan Gunn. We got on quite famously like twin daughters from different mothers. Dan is a loveable hoot and goodtime Charlie who reminds me of artist Phil Collins. Something tells me Dan I will become topflight BFF’s.
Received this cute note from the wonderfully talented Beth Stephens who along with her life partner Miss Annie Sprinkle are the world’s leading ecco sexualogists.
I don’t have internet access so I am not always able to post things on a timely basis so sorry if the dates of the event have passed. I am sure you can look Beth and Annie up on the internet to get on their mailing list to be more on top of their marvelous daring do’s.

E.A.R.T.H. Lab Presents!
E.A.R.T.H. Lab is producing Environmentalism Outside the Box: An Ecosex Symposium, and it’s happening soon! Thursday, May 18th & Friday, May 19th. We want to know… What happens when we posit the Earth as our lover? Where do our “bodies” end and begin? What is the potential of “ecosex”? Join us in exploring our relationships with the environment and social justice, fostering human/non-human collaboration, and promoting critique and debate of new ideologies and a new sexual identity concept.

Earth Lab director and artist Beth Stephens and host artist Annie Sprinkle, will be joined by many other Earth-lovers! Donna Haraway: 
Story Telling for Earthly Survival, a new film, will have its first U.S. sneak preview showing with discussion between UCSC Professor Emerita Donna Haraway and filmmaker Fabrizio Terranova. Decolonizing Settler Sexuality will be the first keynote with Professor Kim TallBear from University of Alberta. The second day’s keynote is Love and Struggle: Grounding Against Environmental Fatalism with respected eco-feminist professor from University of Georgia, Chris Cuomo with respondent, UCSC history of art and visual culture professor, T.J. Demos.

Presenters are coming from five countries, to share a wide array of titillating and provocative topics, including: 
Academic Freedom in a Ecosexphobic WorldUnsettling Our Earthly Pleasures Eco-burlesque Water Tassels; and Bees, Bathhouses & Beyond! Finally, community members (that’s you!) are invited to participate in a two-hour open mic session followed by some great performance art.

Events will be held at the 
Digital Arts Research Center, DARC 108, on the UCSC campus. The event runs from Thursday, May 18, from 10am-10pm, and Friday, May 19th, 10am-11pm. Did we mention the symposium is free? To check out the full schedule, the panels and panelists, performers and keynote speakers, click here.


Bask in the symposium afterglow the morning after, on Saturday, May 20th at noon. 
Pure Pleasure  in Santa Cruz, will host a book launch and a community reading of The Explorer’s Guide to Planet Orgasm— For Every Body, written by E.A.R.T.H. Lab director, Beth Stephens and director of research, Annie Sprinkle. This book is an illustrated eco-inspired guide to the universe of orgasms. Find the book ahead of time on Amazon or at As You Like It Boutique, or pick it up at the reading and get it signed by the Orgasmanauts themselves!


There is also a pre-conference event,
 Slow Dancing with an Other–Kevin O’Connor, Lori Halliday and horses. A collaboration between horses and humans at dusk on the Horse & Heart ranch, 5017 Ironwood Dr. Soquel, CA. The Facebook page for the event is here. Purchase tickets here.
Students $10, Regular admission $20

Below is info on a very interesting tome from an academic acquaintance I met while teaching or performing in Austria a few years back:

Dear friends and colleagues,

hereby I would like to inform you about my new publication with my kindest regards:

Yvonne P. Doderer (2016) Shining Cities. Gender Relations and Other Issues in Urban Development of the Twenty-First Century.
Translated by Dawn d’Atri, 321 pages, 196 images, ISBN 978-3-00-055018-8,
To offer this analysis for a wider public, you can download a PDF under the terms and conditions of the Digital Peer 
Publishing Licence (DPPL) at: ;
Please feel free to distribute this possibility widely to whom you think might be interested! Thank you!
(But you can order a printed version as well:)
In the twenty-first century, the majority of people are living in cities—at least this is the credo communicated frequently. This statement has been strengthened by the “urban renaissance” that dawned at the beginning of the twenty-first century and by globally evident increase in capital investment in urban-development projects. Such planning endeavors are conveyed to the public, the political sphere, and the media with the help of Internet platforms. The visualizations and descriptions found on such project websites are associated with promises of modernization, appeal, and economic growth—in short, with a better life.
In this publication, images and texts from 12 projects planned for Europe, Africa, and Asia are surveyed critically: What do they “tell” about future life in these new urban districts? Who will live and work in these cities? Which forms of living and lifestyles are propagated? And most importantly: How do these designs relate to actual urban reality, including that of the inhabitants to whom the projects are addressed?

Written in a comprehensible way, supplemented by illustrations and photographs, this in-depth analysis sensitizes the reader to the interconnections between urban-space production and societal (gender) relations.
There is also a German version available: Yvonne P. Doderer (2016) Glänzende Städte. Geschlechter- und andere Verhältnisse in Stadtentwürfen für das 21. Jahrhundert. München: edition Metzel / Verlag Silke Schreiber. ISBN 978-3-88960-161-2.

Monday, May 08, 2017

Schauplaetze und Ereignisse

Invited to a charmingly girlish dindin at Fearless Leader Susanne Sachsse’s gorgeous table in East Germany to discuss our upcoming projects with NYU Berlin and Mobile Academy. Afterwards we ventured to Kreuzberg to see dreamy Jamie Stewart and Shana of Xiu Xiu perform at Musik & Frieden along with make-up design genius and Berlin “It” Girl Akira Knightly who is senior stylist to fashion designer Boris Bidjan.
The club was major packed SRO. Lovesexxxy Jamie & Co did not disappoint burning the stage with an intensity that was kibbles&bit perverse sexualado mixed with a Sheri Lewis & Lamb Chop sworn innocense. I literally peed in my pantaloons when Jamie dedicated the song “Every Girl is Crazy About a Sharp Dressed Man” to the Vagimule doll.

After the electric performance Susi, Akira & I were floating on puree jetsupp. It was a sight for hairy eyeboggs as three gals about town stopped off at a tiny neighborhood pub on the corner and shot back a few. While dwinking alfresco bumped into pretty British artist Elly Clark and her gorgeous girlfriend who were on their way to an art opening. Elly’s bike tire got busted by some proverbial punk rockers breaking bottles in the street.
Cold comfort Spring in Berlina kids!

Wednesday, May 03, 2017

Tyger Mandingo Dompteure

Dystopia 14 Dementia 14 Documenta 14
The Vagimule doll in sparkling Kassel part of Parliament of Bods. Who sportfucked whom?
Parliamentary Decongestion. Who dropped kicked whom? Smoldering Brazilians, Africans, Bolivians, Turks, Greek aktiv and passiv on demand.
Art shtars like the vivacious Mexican Whitney Biennial juicycon Raul de Nieves, the delightfully insightful Franko“Bifo” Berardi with questions on the double-headed impotent hosemonstar that is destroying the planet through its mathmatical,digital, and financial gobblygook.
So crushed out am I on tall, stately, handsome theorist and public programs curator Paul B. Preciado. Senor Preciado assembled a very tight rock steady crew that included the lovely Viktor Neumann, Goddessa Carlota Gomez, interns Katja, Clara and beauty boi Cilian.
Everyones tia, tante bruder was giving the hairy eyeball to bearded, muscular giant Zucker the senior tech and sound engineer for the congress. I for one was kept in a dry fidgitty titten state of constantly mentally undressing humpy Zucker.
Mr. Paul B. surrounded by the crème de la crème of art consigliere like Bolivian/German lovesexy dreamboat Max Jorge Hinderer Cruz, pretty Nelli Kambouri, stylish Tatiana Roque, and the divine eleganza and smarts that is Missy Magazines Margarita Tsomou and her glamorous Ipanema lover Miss Thais.

Thank god for the mighty Bonaventure Soh Bejeng Ndikung, the documenta 14 curator-at-large who is the founder and artistic director of SAVVY Contemporary that is housed at the silent green KulturQuartier in Berlin Wedding. Bonaventure made the congress ooze excitement with the African diaspora of young fresh faces.

How Does It Feel To Be A Problem? Is the perfect question to ask the tired myopic art world. Documenta 14 in Kassel would have been very dull indeed without the contributions of the African contingent.
South African kollektiv !Qhiya featuring the ravishing and brilliant SiSiPho Ngodwana & Thuli Gamedze, Lerato Shadi who lives in Berlin now and warmed my foolish heart during her poetic cantata of historically erased black women Zora Neal Hurston, Dinah Was, Dorothy Dandridge, Marion Anderson, Lorraine Hansberry, Harriet Tubman, Sojourner Truth and the great Ethel Waters.
The dulcimet voice of Afro/Portuguesa Grada Kilomba who is also the author of Plantation Memories: Episodes of Everyday Racism which I must possess ASAP.
Other highlights was The Sword of Ali aka: Zulfukar Cetin’s Taking Control of One’s Own Body: Refugee Sex Workers and Moralizing the Sex of Others, that he presented with CHEAP kollektiv’s own JewishMuzlim Daniel “Haji” Hendrickson.

Calling the art world and documenta out on its excrement was the radiant akshunist Maria Galindo with her Manifesto on How to Deal with the Feminist Insurrection. Throughtout the Congress Maria was in full testify mode and wasn’t afraid to address the super elefantes in the room to the chagrin of documenta artistic director company bb-boy Adam Szymczyk and Chilly Chilean artist Alfredo Jaar. As Fassbinder star Volker Spengler would say, “Well meaning white liberals are just Nazi’s without the spine.”
My CHEAP kollektiv art daughter Salome Gersh stayed with Maria and her anarcho feminist group Mujeres Creando when she was touring South America a few years ago.
Bringing humour to the forefront like a high art Margaret Cho was the hilarious Taocheng Wang and her gossip weapons of mass destruction. If Slander is a Zombie, the Gossip is a Vampire; and When Zombie and Vampire Bites on the same body, then does their rumours become histories? Geniustrata!
One must never forget that Kassel is the place where Halit Yozgat was murdered on April 6, 2006 by the NSU(National Socialist Underground). The Society of Friends of Halit and Initiative 6 headlined the Saturday program Aliances Between Athens and Kassel Antifascist Movements. Special thanks to Azse Gulec, Natascha Sadr Haghighian and the others responsible for this very moving, substantive series of presentations.
Empress Stefanie Schulte Strathaus hosted a lovely going away cocktail party for famed Nigerian film director Didi Cheeka who was doing an archivist-in-residence at the Arsenal for the past six months. Didi will be back at the Arsenal next year for part 2.
All of the CHEAPIES of Kollektiv CHEAP were back in full throttle action for CHEAP Funk on Rebooty FM with special guest star Zufukar Chetin the Sword of Ali. To hear the radio broadcast go to:

Friday, March 31, 2017


One of my fave former NYU students is prolific Beatrice Glow. The lovely Ms. Glow really knows how to shake n bake the whorishs remains of the international art gagadada-world. Here is a description of her latest project:

Beatrice Glow returns from Rhun, a volcanic Indonesian island in the Banda Sea, to present her final public program as the A/P/A Institute Artist-in-Residence. During her residency, Glow investigated the social history of plants via spice routes and botanical expeditions, focusing on the historical relationship between two islands on opposite sites of the world: Mannahatta and Rhun. The islands, which were traded by the British and Dutch during the 17th century spice wars, are connected by both a botanical and colonial legacy. Glow shares her findings and the immersive tech experiences she is creating in collaboration with Highway 101, ETC as part of her ongoing, multiplatform project Rhunhattan.

Congrats to German feminist art photographer extroidinaire Annette Frick who is having so many fab successes this year. I travel the international circuit and everywhere I go I hear people talking about Annette Frick. 
Friday, March 31st she will screen her films as part of Masks of Identity in Paris 8pm at Bar Pombol 175 rue de Charonne. Annette has a residency at the Cite’ des Arts de Paris. The Gallic populace are lucky to have her. If you are in Paris don’t hesitate to acquaint yourself with this very important work from one of the true greats.

Jeffrey Hilbert is going Flagrant. Mr. Jeffreyland as I like to call him is the super sexy, sophisticated and supremely talented LA nitelife guru from the late 1980s and 1990s. He took a break from nitelife at the turn of the last century to start Kustom Creative an Alt Ad Agency with business partner Frank Rodriguez who use to do Club Sucker at the Garage in Silverlake with the Vagimule doll hatchetface.
Everything that Jeffreyland touches goes Platinum with an asterick so I am sure Flagrant will be the most anticipated new release that the world wide webstackle has ever Adrian Garniered. For the inaugural issue I interviewed Canadian auteur Judy LaBruce about her new film The Misandrists.
Went to a screening of Hollywood SciFi pepperpot boiler of a film inventively titled Life. Which incidentally is anything but, starring a glum Jake Gyllenhaul and a CGI monSTAR that looks like plankton crossed with David Geffen’s anal fissures. Where is HR Giger when you need him? The only thing that I can recommend about this qwacker qaper is that Ryan Reynolds gets killed early on sparing us his relentless mugging and tiresome shtick. If only the filmmakers had conceived of a way to dispose of him earlier and naked.

Received so many emugs about my new gossipeuse Miss Hokey Knickerbocker of the famous gossip Knickerbocker dynasty so here is more from the lavenderia lady of loosey goosey lipsnonsuch:

Seems like Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie are spending qualitative time with each other again, and their celebrated Rainbow Brood. Ms. Jolie had retreated briefly back into the harms of on/off again paramour former Calvin Klein model and car mechanic Jenny Shimizu. During their estrangement Mr. Pitt was discreetly rubbing shinbows with his ex from the 1980s Robin Givens who gave him his start on her TV show Head of the Class.

So delighted to report that our new Chintz Rose House occupante is all for legalizing drugs and narcotics even if they are the socalled Class “A” variete’. Mr. Glorious Orange Ruffey is proud of his personal recreational use of cocaine, GHB, Special K, Molly, Dookie, Crystal Carrington “Tina” Meth and other mind faltering and enlightenment substances. He readily realizes that he’s taking a controvertial stand, but is brave enough to accept responsibility for his actions.
Likewise his transparency Prinzessin Ivanka and her ganymead narrow shouldered hubby Jared share such a great love that its really a non issue that their beautiful children are fathered by another man. Mr. Kushner has always preferred the company of older stately gentlemen, salty dog granddaddy types with gruff exteriors and tortoise shell bellies. 
Ivanka and Jared--- you can’t get more Thoroughly Modern Millie then them thar Washingtonian Hills.

Saturday, March 25, 2017


Forgot to mention that when I was in Paris backstage at the Rick Owens fashion show Michele Lamy introduced me to fashion queenpin Vera Wang who is super sexy and stylish. With her was a patricianly humpy dark haired man with a cruel mouth that looked like one of those big dick arrogance types you read about in New Wave magazines. 
I chit chatted before the show started with a sweet and personable French/Finnish fashion writer dressed in an outrageously cartoony manner. So great to see someone not wearing the obligatory black uniform. There was quite a lot of commotion stirred when the pop rapper Nicki Minaj and her body guards and retinue arrived on the scene, but Michele Lamy knows how to handle errant celebrities. She got a lot of practise with it dealing for many years with Courtney Love at Les Deux Cafe in Hollywood during the height of Courtney’s rocknroll fame. Alicia Keys also came to the show with a contingent but was a lot more graceful then the Minaj gang. I know songs by Ms. Keys but I couldn’t name one song by Ms. Minaj.
The hotel I stayed at in Paris had the most charming staff who were very attentive to our needs. I loved the spiral staircase and the fact that they brought you breakfast in bed. I also got a kick out of the no-nonsence maid who roused you out of the room when she wanted to clean.
Adored the restaurant Au Petit Fer a Cheval that curator of the Editathon in Paris Flora Katz took me too for the artist dinner. The food and atmosphere was top notch lecker smeckerini.
Can’t get over how everyone in Paris now speaks English EVERYWHERE. I find that a bit daunting to say the least.
Before rushing off to Paris my hot young former student from Geissen Christoph Bovermann invited me over to a scrumpdelicious dinner party at his new flat in Friedrichshain. He and his juicy lover JP just moved to Berlin from Offenbach. JP attends the film school in Potsdam and Christoph has a great job with some film distribution company. At the dindin was another former Geissen student Lia and her cute and hilarious Turkish/German high school BFF.
Lately I have been getting a lot of offers from various directors, producers and curators. Its a little bit overwhelming to be in such demand. I usually go in and out of vogue every 7-8 years before I get rediscovered. One strange offer came from Brad Pitt’s production company that is doing a remake of the 1955 Jose Ferrer film The Shrike. For some reason Brad thinks I could play the role that was taken on by June Allyson. Good luck with that Bradley
Received some disturbing news from Los Angeles. My dear friend and collaborateur Ron Athey the celebrated performance artist is getting kicked out of his Silverlake duplex after he has lived there for over 25 years. I still can’t fathom this as Ron has lived on Maltman in Edendale for so long. When he was married he lived in London for six years but kept his flat subletting it to ZacKary Drucker before she received mainstream recognition and fame through the Transparent TV series. Ron’s landlady Suzanne died and since she didn’t have any relatives left this property which consists of four duplexes to her accountant who promptly sold them to the highest bidder some carpetbaggers trying to cash in on the popularity of the Silverlake neighborhood. I can remember at time in the late 80s and early 90s when no one wanted to live in Silverlake as it was considered way too dangerous because of all the gang activity. Living next door to Ron is Shari Frilot who is the director of the New Frontiers section of the Sundance Film Festival. Shari works for an institution so I don’t have to worry about her, but Ron’s only form of income is working as a massage therapist so he couldn’t possibly afford the outrageous rents that are being grifted in Los Angeles and the USA at the moment.
I saw the writing on the wall back in 2002 thats why I chucked it all and left for Berlin. Poor hot Papa Ron. I hope he fights it bare knuckle style with the new owners. Los Angeles has gotten so gentrified in the last years that so many people I know including my relatives have either moved to the high desert or the mountains as even South Central LA is way too expensive.
Tillman a young scholar working on a disertation on the LA hiphop scene who is good friends with one of my former students Christophe DeRohan Chabot has been having a hoot of a time in my former city. Through my good friend Hector Martinez, Tillman has met all these hot jubas jubilee young black men and he is getting all his holes filled properly to the brim. I wonder if he will find time between servicing juicy mufas to work on his scholarship which is quite interesting investigating the early LA hiphop scenes connection to post punk with clubs like Radio, 48 Crash, Fake Club, Rhythm Lounge, Power Tools, Dirt Box and Nairobi Room. Tillman squirrel you climb up that tree and get your girlish gnut. Tilman has sent DeRohan some pics of his new rock steady crew and they are all dinge queen delights.
If there are any fans out there who want to do the Vagimule a big favour, please send her these book titles:
Zadie Smith’s Swing Time, Paul Kalanithi’s When Breath Become Air anything by Hilary Mantel or Gita Mehta and The Price of Illusion a memoir by Juliet Buck.
RocknRoll pioneer Chuck Berry died age 90. I met Mr. Berry when he came to the Cathay DeGrande Club back in the 1980s. Those old timer rock stars were sure hornpigs. Upon meeting the star he quickly pounced on me stucking his tongue so far down my throat I thought he was performing a gallbladder operation on me. Being a true freak he proceeded to DeFrench kiss almost every man and woman at the club, leaving them in a state of what just happened here?
Was on the radio again doing ReBoot FM CHEAP Funk with special guest Angela Anderson with Djane Olga Damnitz and Vicki Baum. If you want to listen to the episode go here:

Saturday, March 11, 2017

Fetish Baroque

Been getting a lot of spotlighted international press for my collaboration with Jamie Stewart of XiuXiu reciting one of his poems on the album Forget.  I did this recording back in 2015 when we were working on The Magic Flute Part One-An Opera in Six Steps in New York City.
 A very sexy, handsome K-Pop Producer who is a big XiuXiu fan has been shuttling me to a secret villa location somewhere between Brandenberg Commons and Potsdamng  for field recordings and what not.  The producer and his crew are all mega fine, tall and muscular.  Like most young people they are a little too stoner hesher chick for my taste, but the experience has been delightful plus they came with a private chef making the most tasty Korean dishes that remind me of K-Town in Los Ang. Its all very mysterious and hush hush, and I hope the Vagimule doll doesn't wind up kidnapped and shipped off to North Korea as the race horse arsed concubine of big dicked dearest leader darling Kim Jong-un.  I'm supposed to be going to China and Korea soon courtesy of the Goethe Institut for site specific location scouting for my latest project on Anna May Wong.
Myrecent time in Paris was beyond devoon.  Got to reconnect with my dearest olde pals the great Michele Lamy and genius genius genius Rick Owens.  Rick invited me as his special guest to see his Fall collection during Fashion Week at Palais du Tokyo.  I was picked up by the most beautiful young curly haired rosy cheeked French boy at my lovely Hotel du Vieux Marais on 8 rue de Platre and rushed over to the Palais to hangout backstage with Michele who was looking radiant in the way that is synonomous with all that has been the Michele Lamy I have known for over 35 years.  Seeing all the fashionistas and peronistas upclose and personal was a little bit overwhelming.  Rick was being interviewed by countless journalists so i took my first row seat in the family section.  Ricks wonderous Mexican mamita Connie was also at the show.  She comes all the way from Porterville for every one of her famous sons spectaculars, driven to the airport by non other then Glen Meadmore.

What can i say about a Rick Owens fashion extravaganza other then Rick is the ultimate operatic showman.  He is this centuries great Florenz Ziegfeld at his gamey game best.  The fashion show reminded me of a deconstructed version of the 1941 film Ziegfeld Girl that starred Judy Garland, Lana Turner and Hedy Lamarr.  Here like in the movie the ladies descend a staircase, but instead of books on their head its sex magic pageantry.  Ziegfeld Girls designer was Gilbert Adrian and Rick salutes him sortof, with an utterly sublime army of Lesbian lovers and General Jinjur's armada of revolt taking seige upon the Emerald City of Oz to remove the Scarecrow (That orange creature in the White House) from his throne.
What about the clothes? Aleister Crowley tiara's adorned with hoody sleeves, Sigmund and the Seamonster tendrils, Puff  the Magic Dragon blankets, hajibs and grandma wore the bustle spicy beefcurtains and pampas rosettes, while Kenneth Anger is invocating his younger, smarter demon brother.

After the show I had to do major saaphic processing by taking a long walk in the Parisian night air.  I walked for over two hours arriving fashionably late to Rick & Michele's dinner party in my honor.   I still can't believe after putting on such a miraculous event that Rick & Michele still wanted to have a dinner party for me in their 7 story palais that use to be the offices of Francois Mitterand.
The supper was sumpteous created by their personal chef the young hunky African Malonga.  I've never eaten so well.  My Paris crew included artist Wu Tsang and her girlfriend the performer Boychild, Norweigan experimental musician Bendik Giske, Editathon Art&Feminisms curator Flora Katz and Francois Quintin the director of Lafayette Anticipations the institution that brought me to France. Didn't get to talk to Rick very much at dinner as his charming photog pal Danielle Levitt and her boyfriend who are LA natives, and Rick's other friends wanted to know all about me and my relationship to Rick and Michele.  Michele's daughter Scarlette Rouge was in New York where she had a visual art opening.  Scarlette's murals are the center piece of the Owens/Lamy drawing room.
The next morning i was back at the Owenscorp Officina for a photo shoot supervised by Rick and shot by his creative director Luke.  I can't believe I was photographed without a wig and absolutely no makeup, modeling the Crowleyesque headdresses.  Since Rick and I are both workaholics, its the only time we are relaxed and able to seriously talk.  His mom Connie made her famous persimmon cookies for me and we both discussed our bi-racial identity.  Rick's late father was a white intellectual who infused in Rick a love for classical music and high art.  The music for the fashion show as a Beethovan piano sonata remixed and edited by Jeff Judd/aka Jolet a mutual friend of ours who has done the music for all of Rick's show.  Rick seemed to agree with my assessment  that the cold, harsh,  anglo side of his personality from his father, mixed with his mothers Mexican warmth and generosity give his talent the edge that has made him such a sparkling success.  I told Rick that my father was born in Mexico and my grandfather was a mean old cranky Prussian born in Berlin, and I doubt that as we both age there is certainly no chance of us turning into mean old bitter white dudes
For my performance at the Editathon with Wu Tsang at the beautiful Archives nationales I was fortunate to have a gorgeous young Morrocan assistant Tarek Lakhrissi who was devoted to the doll. Tarek who is a poet, is tall and strikingly gorgeous and knows all the juciest youthquakers in Paris.
I didn't expect such a large crowd to come to my performative talk with Wu on the late great NYU Professor Jose Esteban Munoz.  One of the themes of the Editathon was Disidentifications which is the name of the famed academic treatise written by Jose that continues to inspire young people the world over.  I am the books cover girl and Jose writes a chapter in the book about my work.
The Editathon is in its third year in Paris and is devoted to two days  of editing workshops to reduce the gender gap on Wikipedia platforms.  The young pretty and smart curator Flora Katz worked in partnership with Wikimedia at the Sorbonne University.  When working with a young curator I was a little worried that she would expect in my staged conversation with Wu that we should explain things. One of my biggest peeves with the art and theatre world with dramaturgy is this constant need for further explaination  and the pull to present in a linear fashion.  Of course  I have fought against this way of thinking for over 30 years, yet it sometimes still rears its head.  I was positive that once Wu and I began talking it would all come together organically and the audience would appreciate my more abstract style of performance and they did eagerly with few walkouts.
The audiences for the two day congress were a lovely cross generational/cross racial mix, Something you hardly see in Germany.  I was interviewed by a lot of young feminist writers, activists, bloggers,  and journalists who give me a lot of hope for the female future.
In the audience for my perrformance with Wu was the great writer Dennis Cooper who now lives in Paris.  He came with film director Christophe Honore and actors Romain Duris, Gaspard Ulliel, Gre'goire LePrince-Ringuet, Clotilde Hesme and Simon Porte Jacquemus.
I really enjoyed the lecture of art critic and art historian Elvan Zabunyan and the dramatic interpretive dance by Boychild with assist on saxophone by Bendik.  Wu's ejaculating sculpture was the perfect addition to the  proceedings spritzing every 40 minutes or so.
On the second day Wikipedia editing chief Kvardek du  did a nice subtle performance slyly transforming from a Dauphine into a Chavalier and then a Renaissance Prinzessin.  The congress closed brilliantly with an informatively sublime lecture by dulcimet voiced performance studies specialist Hypatia Vourloumis, the beautiful and enchanting Greek/Indonesian former student of Dr. Jose.  Hypatia who looks like a mixture of famed Greek actress Irene Pappas and bond girl Barbara Carerra is carrying the Disidentification torch with grace, intelligence, dignity and aplomb.

Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Richtig blassen!

Richtig rammeln!

My mother Mary Magdelene Duplantier use to say, “I don't like little men, with little hands and little feet.” 

During my spoken word days I added to her phrase, How would you like something little crawling all over you?

Lately all I have been seeing in Berlina are men with the tinest of feet and hands. Feet that are like the hooves of the Teufel-SatanLuciferBeelzebub.
Please tell me what is going on?
Damien Davis, the gifted Black New York artist is one hellzopplin dynamo mufioso. I've been meaning to update you on his prolific career, but my sad PC lap top has been on its scrounging last legs lately. I never know if its even going to turn on or permanently go off. Mr. Davis is not related to the doll, but I like to humorously say that he is either my nephew or the grandson of Sammy Davis Jr. and wife Altovise. Well lovesexxxy Damien has an upcoming solo show:

June 16th - August 5th
Method Gallery
106 3rd Ave S
Seattle, WA 98104

Currently on view:

Oneness (Curated by Jonathan Patton) LAST CHANCE!
On View:  February 9th - February 28th
Harlem School of the Arts
645 St. Nicholas Ave
New York, NY 10030
jux·ta·po·si·tion (Curated by Lonnie Woods III)
On View:  February 15th - March 4th
New York University, Rosenberg Gallery
34 Stuyvesant Street
New York, NY 10003

Upcoming discussions:


In March...

Structure (Curated by Will Heinrich)The NYC Creative Salon is a series of discussions that take place bi-weekly. Each discussion is approximately an hour and a half long and takes place on a weekday evening. Each series is six discussions under one topic and each discussion has a different group of participants speaking on the topic. I will be a participant in the March 7th conversation. Check out the NYC Creative Salon website to listen to the conversation once it is up.

Recent Releases:

Love For Love / Hate For Hate: A Glossary Of Our Time

This 76 page zine includes work by 75 contributors (visual artists, writers, designers, and educators) responding to 73 words surrounding the 2016 presidential election season.

50% of all proceeds go to Planned Parenthood
All my Gallic fanatics please note that on Saturday March 4th as part of Art&Feminism Edithon an art congress curated by Flora Katz
I will stage a performative conversation with juicy artist Wu Tsang one off my most celebrated high art children.  The event will be  called No one Leaves Delilah – A (W)rap on Dr. Jose E. Munoz. Its sort of a riff on the last performance that I did with the late great Dr. Jose back in 2012 that was part of the hoopla surrounding my first visual art exhibition at Participant Inc. Gallery. 
This art and academic fest will also include lectures, interventions and a performance by Boychild with Djanes and a myriad of other earthly delights. 
My section starts early at 3:30pm at the Archive Nationales and includes high tea. The last time I performed in Paris was back in 2010 for the Fuck My Brain series curated by Marie-Helene Bourcier at Le Palais de Tokyo.

I am also looking forward to connecting with my old pal the Paris based fashion guru Rick Owens and his wife Michele Lamy.
I completely forget to tell you about my time last month in Athens for the first Gender Fest held at Booze Cooperativa. The wonderful Maria Cyber the director of Outview, the Gay and Lesbian Film festival of Athens created Genderfest in cooperation with the Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung Office in Greece. Genderfest isn't just a satellite of Outview but takes it one step further presenting artists whose medium isn't just film, but also photograpy, music, performance, akshun and spoken word. I had a marvelous time with Maria and her fab, hard working crew that includes girlfriend Henrietta, Miss Melitta(hostess with the mostess on her balls who use to sing and perform in Texas), Jason Antigone, Frossini, Alex Demetriou and the wonderous Raleia. The invited guests included legends like Del LaGrace Volcano, handsome and talented Amos Mac, Vanessa Lopez & Company, the brilliantine Feminist/academic art duo Samania(Samira Mahboub &Ania Catherine, Djane team The Beatches,lokal drag ingenue Zackie Oh! Activist Marina Galanou, and the incredible musical sensation Tami T of Sweden. Maria and her gang aren't only the best event organizers and planners but are the most generous hosts feeding us all every evening some of the healthiest most delicious food I've ever eaten. They even took us on a field trip to the Temple of Poseidon which is an hour out of Athens with breathtaking scenery and a sunset to end all Hellenic sunsets.
There is something new, extroidinary and politically charged in the Athenian air that I hope innoculates the rest of Europe. 
Another New York Miracle of beauty and sterling ability is the young artist Baseera Khan. Baseera collaborated with me on my award winning solo show Hag,small, contemporary, haggard back in 2012 and now she has her first solo “iamuslima” at Participant Inc. which is now up and running till uptil April 2nd. If you are in the tri-state area it is a must destination point.
I promise to include some more rumour and salacious innuendo from my new gossipeuse Miss Hokey Knickerbocker of the famous gossip Knickerbocker dynasty.  Hokey has the perfect set of lavenderia lady loose lipps Inc of anyone I know so when I get back from Paris and before I romp of to China expect a Knickerbocker dipthong.