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December 19, 2013

Launch Party for Quito Ziegler’s Zine THROUGH

In conjunction with the photography exhibition QUEEN OF HEARTS and in the general spirit of Getting Shit Done before the year ends, Quito Ziegler (recently proclaimed hermit artist of the year by SF’s Museum of Transgender Hirstory & Art) will miraculously complete a zine they’ve been writing for over a year and read selections from it, along with other stories from the Queen of Hearts.

In early 2011 Q.Z. came out as trans, experienced trauma, abruptly stopped taking pictures, became a hermit and hit the road in an unmarked white van called the Pony, taking occasional breaks to organize large-scale queer art happenings with an amazing cast of characters. Beyond these pretty pops of public glamour, their time was mostly spent wandering off in an anti-social haze, generally going through it.

THROUGH is the story-behind-the-story of these past three years, an attempt to articulate their complicated evolution from person to tranimal and the lessons they learned in the process. What begins as an individual story of crisis and resilience evolves into a series of reflections on queer interdependence, structural transphobia, physical transition, and DIY recovery strategies.The writings emerged during travels through dark corners of Brooklyn and Berlin and the sunny meadows of Vermont, with a stint at the fancy MacDowell Colony in winter.

Reading at 7 PM.

A limited-edition zine of this story will be available for sale at the event.

This event is in support of QUEEN OF HEARTS, a photography exhibition at the Bureau.

Darkly glam and quietly intense, The Queen of Hearts, Quito’s upcoming book of photography and writings, is set in the nightclubs and fire escapes of Brooklyn before dawn.

The images were shot over one year, 2010/11, as a collection of queer artists and performers coalesced in the dark – contributing to the cultural explosion we are living through now. Relying on the moon and the disco ball for light, the images are grainy and seductive, dreamy and tender. B&W prints were subsequently hand-painted, hand-sewn, and are presented in hand-made frames.

Images will be on view at the Bureau from December 9 – 31.

after-party : punk/queercore/goth/powerpop gala @ Hank’s!

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Start: December 19, 2013 6:00 PM
End: December 19, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, 10002

December 18, 2013

Mancaster interviews actor, director, and nightclub performer Joshua Warr

Join us for Mancaster‘s interview of Joshua Warr

The Mancaster is a series of podcast interviews with the “mom & pop” business owners, the behind-the-scenes workers, the musicians, the artists, the drag queens, the go-go boys, those who make entertainment possible; hear their voices and listen to their journeys.

Joshua Warr

Joshua Warr is an actor, director, and nightclub performer who lives in NYC. Joshua most recently directed the NYC premier of David Schulner’s An Infinite Ache which had a limited run downtown at the Access Theatre and garnered rave reviews. He can also be seen in the gay hit web series ‘Hunting Season’ guest starring as “Harris.” He’s a recipient of a 2013 Fruitie Award for his work in the Fresh Fruit Festival premiere of Patrick McCarthy’s Pride River Crossing and is a MAC Award and two time BroadwayWorld Award nominee for his nightclub acts. EntertainmentWeekly.com calls him “wickedly funny”, watch out, this Warrior shows no signs of slowing down. 

 

For more information about The Mancaster click here.

 

 

 

 

Start: December 18, 2013 7:00 PM
End: December 18, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

December 17, 2013

Mancaster interviews Stephen Boyer and Nicholas Wilson

Join Chad Edmonds and Eddie Cuneo of The Mancaster for interviews with and performances by writer, performer, artist, and activist Stephen Boyer and violinist Nicholas Wilson. The evening will be recorded for a podcast.

The Mancaster is a series of podcast interviews with the “mom & pop” business owners, the behind-the-scenes workers, the musicians, the artists, the drag queens, the go-go boys, those who make entertainment possible; hear their voices and listen to their journeys.

 

Stephen Boyer, photograph by Amos Mac

Stephen Boyer, photograph by Amos Mac

Stephen Boyer is a writer, performer, curator, painter, activist, etc…. best known for working in porn, working to compile the Occupy Wall Street Poetry Anthology, and for their novel Parasite, available at the Bureau. For more about Stephen, visit their blog Minor Progression.

 

Nicholas Wilson

Nicholas Wilson began studying violin at 10 years old. He studied throughout middle school and in high school was accepted into an arts program called Governor’s School, which focused its curriculum on each artist’s respective art.

Nicholas earned his Bachelor’s degree from George Mason University, majoring in Music. During and after his degree the Washington Metropolitan area afforded opportunities in performance and education. Nicholas has been teaching privately for 8 years.

Nicholas moved to NYC 6 months ago and will be applying for his Master’s degree soon.

 

 

Start: December 17, 2013 7:00 PM
End: December 17, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States

December 16, 2013

Situational Junta #3

The Bureau will be on hand to sell books at the third and final installation of Situational Junta: An Unlikely Diplomatic Alliance

Location: The Bowery Arts + Science at The Bowery Poetry Club

308 Bowery, between Bleecker and Houston

Emcee: Bob Holman

Musical Guest: Papa Susso

Main Dish: Willing Participant

With: Sparrow, Violet Snow, Abigaile Levine, Dave Ruder, Chloe Bass, Wen-Shuan Yang, Lawman Lynch, Brian Holloran, Niki Singleton, and the Bureau of General Services Queer Division

Time: 6-8pm [6-6:40 mixing/mingling; 6:40-8pm radio broadcast]
Suggested Contribution: $10 (no one turned away)

 

ABOUT THE SERIES

The United States Department of Arts and Culture (USDAC) and the Associação Espaço Cultural Lanchonete (aka Lanchonete) are taking over Bowery Poetry for a series of evening encounters and exchanges, one part happy hour and the other part radio talk show… shaken, stirred, and served straight up on the airwaves! For three evenings this Fall, Situational Junta poses a simple question: If artists are empowered to innovate on a large enough scale to interrupt the status quo, what would that look like?

Antonio Gramsci wrote that “The crisis consists precisely in the fact that the old is dying and the new cannot be born; in this interregnum a great variety of morbid symptoms appear.” Situational Junta convenes a cast of unlikely midwives to cross borders and spark whimsy as they search for workarounds (or gambiarra) to the present condition and stoke a hunger for something new. Equal parts salon, happening, cabaret, and fireside chat, Situational Junta is a mash-up of ideas and forms building new alliances and bridging Bowery Poetry’s past to the future.

Description: Each evening is designed as a radio talk show, hosted by an emcee, and featuring a main guest or guests. In addition to their interview-conversation or performance, guests may prompt the audience to speak amongst themselves as music takes over the broadcast. A rotating, intergenerational, interdisciplinary cast of characters round out the hour through a tightly choreographed sequence of commentary, artist work, news flashes, and ‘commercial breaks’. People and projects emerge in unlikely proximity. Music, ideas, and drinks flow and the evening culminates with a soapbox open mic that invites audience members to join the broadcast. The <<main dish>> is surrounded by a sequence of newsflashes, ‘commercial breaks’, and urgent interventions by a retinue of creative schemers and artful dreamers.

Start: December 16, 2013 6:00 PM
End: December 16, 2013 8:00 PM
Venue: The Bowery Poetry Club
Address:
308 Bowery, New York, NY, 10012, United States

December 13, 2013

Gilles Herrada Discusses His Book The Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love

What is gay spirituality? And is it a crucial or even relevant question anyway? Gilles Herrada, author of The Missing Myth: A New Vision of Same-Sex Love, argues that spirituality is the context in which any other type of knowledge (like science) and self-knowledge (like psychology) unfolds. Tonight Herrada will engage in a conversation about the different forms and meanings that gay spirituality can take, the various paths that have been pursued since gay liberation, and the alternative vision that he offers in his book The Missing Myth.

 

Gilles Herrada

Gilles Herrada, Ph.D., is a research scientist, a writer, and life coach at LifeAsacreation. He has worked at the universities of Nice, Paris, Columbia, and Harvard and is published internationally. While at Harvard, he discovered a large family of genes involved in the detection of pheromones, those “secret” odors that trigger animal sexual and social behaviors.

Gilles also attended and facilitated programs in what is commonly labeled as “personal development.” These workshops gave him the rare opportunity to discuss with homophobic men in an open and intimate setup. This offered him a unique chance to inquire into the mechanisms of homophobia empathically, that is from a homophobic standpoint.

Part of his research work regarding homosexuality’s history was presented at the First Integral Theory Conference in 2008 and will soon be published in an anthology titledEmerging Visions of Women and Men: An Integral Exploration of Sex, Gender and Spirituality at the SUNY Press.

Today Gilles Herrada lives in New York City.

 

Start: December 13, 2013 7:00 PM
End: December 13, 2013 9:00 PM
Venue: Bureau of General Services–Queer Division at Cage
Phone: 646 457 0859
Address:
83A Hester St., New York, NY, 10002, United States