Post-Clown Disaster, Ariel Federow and Cabaret Idiot, Sabrina Chap bring you this new works-in-progress series featuring new work from cutting edge queer artists. Built on the notion that there’s no greater inspiration than a deadline, this series forces renegade artists to bring new and developing work to an audience for the first time. Part experimentation + part guaranteed failure = 100% awesomeness.
Check out this article on the August edition of Deadline in Next Magazine: “BGSQD’s Deadline Gives Queer Artists Room To Create And Grow” by Chris Hernandez
The September edition will feature performances by SABINA IBARROLA, AVERI DYLAN, MARIANA VALENCIA, & QUITO ZIEGLER!
SABINA IBARROLA: Sabina is a performance artist, activist, and troublemaker. This mixed-race bruja finds the meat and magia of her work in the natural world and urban ecosystems of Brooklyn, New York. Inspired by a brilliant galaxy of queer femme artists and instigators, she explores themes of heartbreak, ancestry, chosen family, femininity, apocalypse and faith.
AVERI DYLAN: Averi Dylan has been writing since childhood, and is learning to put this into the wider world via poetry and performance. Averi has performed at various open mics in New York including the Inspired Word NYC, Portraits of Poetry where she has been the feature poet, Urban Juke Joint, Green Earth Poets Cafe, and at Sarah Lawrence College. Averi has won a qualifying spot in the Inspired Word NYC poetry slam to compete in a year end final competition in December 2014, and has had poetry published in the New York Times. A four poem album by Averi is planned to be released later in 2014, and you can hear more at https://www.youtube.com/user/averidylan. Averi is based out of Crown Heights in Brooklyn, New York.
MARIANA VALENCIA: Mariana Valencia makes choreographic works, installations, costumes and a zine. Mariana is also a dance ethnographer and she has traveled to Belize and Mexico City for research. rhinocerosevent.blogspot.com