First blogpost on the Huffington: An Interview with Yishay Garbasz

To discuss her upcoming show and way of working, Yishay Garbasz and I skyped for hours. Since she is severely dyslexic I transformed this conversation into a sort of interview piece that was published on the Huffington Post. I hope to continue doing these exercises of “research portraits” with gender variant artists as a way to develop my method for the Vital Art project. Yishay_SeveredConnectionArtForumADYishay has a show opening in New York City at

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Performative Lecture at Frascati Issues “Mr.Mrs.Mx” with Florentina Holtzinger

Recently I gave my first performative lecture called “Recovery POST-PERFORMANCE of an AFTERTALK” together with the solo artist that I was speaking about, the dynamic young dancer from Austria, Florentina Holtzinger. florentinaholzinger_RecoveryHer gripping, sexy and messy show “Recovery” was also at Frascati the evening before. Together we decided to stage a fight between the artist and critic, using boxing gloves, since a kickboxing scene is that the heart of the act. And I used to kickbox a bit, but what a dream come true to go at it with Flo! Thanks to the Frascati artistic director, Mark Timmer,

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Perverse Assemblages Symposium at Oldenburg (01-2015)

"Crime Scene" by Zanele Muholi

Zanele Muholi Crime Scene #1, 2012

I have been invited by the trans studies and media scholar Dr. Josch Hoenes to give a talk at the University of Oldenburg.

The program (kolleg) “Queer Studies and Intermedia: Art – Music – Media Culture” is organizing a symposium at the Institute of Art and Visual Culture. This three day event from January 20-31, 2015, is called “Perverse Assemblages. Queering heteronormative Read more ›

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TSQ Call for Papers: Translating Transgender (due 1 March 2015)

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TSQ calls for papers: every issue is specially organized by guest editors.

CALL FOR PAPERS
Translating Transgender
Guest Editors: David Gramling and Anirudha Dutta TSQ image

This issue of Transgender Studies Quarterly calls for multilingual and translational critique. Submissions of 4000-9000 words (in any language). Due March 1, 2015 for publication in Spring 2016.

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KLIK! Amsterdam Nov 9 2014

Klik animationTrans* at the Animation festival KLIK!

On November 9 from 2:30 pm I will be speaking on a panel with fellow animation enthusiasts Jiro Ghianni, Petra van Dijk, and Rein Anspach! All of us are discussing “Transgender modes to decode” popular media. Marije Janssen will moderate and clips from everything from Mario Bros. games to underground cinema will be shown. Organized by KLIK! and hosted by EYE Filmmuseum.

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Queer Film Culture Conference in Hamburg (10-2014)

Queer film festivals imageI’m looking forward not only to attending one of the absolute best queer events in Europe, the Hamburg International Queer Film Festival, but also speaking at a related conference, Queer Film Culture: Queer Cinema and Film Festivals.

Organizer and film festival network extraordinaire, Skadi Loist, has invited me to take part in the panel on “Trends in Queer Cinema” alongside speakers such as Read more ›

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Somatechnics International Conference in Tucson 15-18 April 2015

somatechnics research networkI’m a proud long-time member of the Somatechnics Research Network, and will be presenting at our exciting next international conference in the Sonoran Desert.

“Open Embodiments: Locating Somatechnics in Tucson”
April 15-18
University of Arizona
Tucson, Arizona USA

Featured keynote speakers include Nikki Sullivan, Alexander Weheliye, Mel Chen, John Protevi, Susan Stryker, Pinar Yoldas, and Robin Reinke. We have nearly 150 papers scheduled for presentation in breakout sessions, three full nights of performances and workshops, a Saturday afternoon procession to various shrines and other special places, and a fabulous closing night party co-hosted with the Tucson chapter of SWOP (Sexworker Outreach Project).

Hosted by:
Somatechnics Research Network
University of Arizona Center for Critical Studies of the Body
University of Arizona Institute for LGBT Studies
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