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Center for Sex and Culture Gallery

Exhibition Detail
Strange Attractors
1349 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94103

May 10th, 2013 7:00 PM - 10:00 PM
, video still
Mondays 11am-3pm and by appointment
conceptual, video-art, digital, mixed-media, film video-art, science fiction, queer, sexuality
$5-10, sliding scale

“My own suspicion is that the universe is not only queerer than we suppose, but queerer than we can suppose.”
J. B. S. Haldane, Evolutionary Biologist

According to recent scientific reports, there may be between 8 billion and 13 billion life bearing planets in our galaxy alone. With numbers like that we will certainly encounter living beings from outer space someday. When we do, what will they look like? What special parts will they have, and how will they “do it?” Will we find what they do sexy, incomprehensible or just plain gross? You can find the answers to these questions and more in Strange Attractors: Investigations in Non-Humanoid Extraterrestrial Sexualities, an extraordinary 288 page, full color, book and 120 minute DVD encompassing art, writing and film.

Inspired by Kepler’s quest for earth-like planets, Strange Attractors envisions the sexualities of beings that may some day be encountered - if not in outer space than at least in our dreams! A joint publication by Encyclopedia Destructica and The Institute of Extraterrestrial Sexuality, Strange Attractors presents the work of 70 artists, writers and filmmakers who have created an amazing range of expressions expanding our conception of the possibilities of alien life forms and the nature of sexual desire.

Tonight we present a selection of videos from the Strange Attractors DVD

Videos by: Shana Moulton, Darrin Martin/Torsten Zenas Burns, Peggy Ahwesh, Hilary Harp/Suzie Silver, Jacob Ciocci, Scott Andrew, Amy Johnson, Joshua Thorson/Mike Harringer, Michael Mallis/Michael McParlane, Kate Gilbert/Kolmel, Luke Meeken/Andrew Negrey and more . . .

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