Programmed by Franklin Melendez
Brooklyn Is Burning co-founder Sarvia Jasso presents a special one night event: an evening of uncontrollable flesh with performances by Kalup Linzy, a program of new video work, and DJ sets by Bus Station John. The provocative multi-media presentation explores questions of sexuality, the body, and transgression through various modes, activating a creative community of international artists, both emerging and established.
Currently in residence at the Headlands Center for the Arts, Kalup Linzy [http://www.kaluplinzy.net/] is a performance artist best known for his soap-opera parodies such as All My Churen (2003) and Da Young and Da Mess (2005). His clever satires lampoon Hollywood and television melodramas, while exploring charged questions of race, gender, class, and sexuality. Linzy's work is included in the public collections of the Museum of Modern Art, Studio Museum in Harlem, and Whitney Museum of American Art. This will be his first West Coast museum performance.
DJ Bus Station John is San Francisco's premier rare-disco revivalist. He currently helms the decks at his popular Tenderloin alterna-queer institution The Tubesteak Connection (Thursdays @ Aunt Charlie's Lounge, now in its sixth year), and numerous other parties, including The Rod.
A Night of Video includes new works by assume vivid astro focus, Theo Adams, Cara Benedetto, Catherine Czacki, Zackary Drucker, Maggie Foster, Kathryn Garcia, Kate Gilmore, Desiree Holman, Lovett & Codagnone, Nadja Verena Marcin, Claudia Mendoza, Kori Newkirk, Dean Sameshima, Samuel Vasquez and Marnie Weber.
At 6 p.m., DJ begins spinning in the lobby, where wine and beer are available for purchase.