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?
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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.