• Perhaps it is right to begin our blog by positing ourselves this way: Like with much in our contemporary lives, The 35th Floor / Another Stor(e)y Above and Beyond Her Fall (35F) is largely informed by our necessity to face the violence that surrounds our bodies, and that other one in need of so much […]

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  • Photo by Robbie Sweeny. Below is some of our writing about Snake Talk, which is in part inspired by Sianne Ngai’s book Our Aesthetic Categories. Specifically, we are investigating what she calls the “zany” aesthetic, allowing it to permeate the structure and physicality of our work. For a more in depth conversation regarding Ngai’s research on contemporary […]

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  • Shape Shifting: A conversation with Dana Michel about Yellow Towel with Rob Avila Yellow Towel, the much lauded solo by Montreal-based choreographer-performer Dana Michel, makes its San Francisco debut this weekend. Riffing on a blurred range of black stereotypes, the piece has the effect of unsettling the specific in favor of an investigation of the […]

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  • Sam Steward’s fascinating life as a shapeshifter linked many disparate worlds: literature, sexual research, academia and tattoo art.  For this iteration of Homo File I’ve taken a dive into researching Steward’s life as a tattoo artist. In this world he went by the name Phil Sparrow. I recently read his fascinating and really well written […]

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  • Happy Fall. Inspiration abounds. I have exciting news for the immediate and not-so-distant future. First, it is my great honor to announce that I have been selected by the de Young Museum as one of their Artist Fellows for 2012. I am beyond thrilled to have my work recognized, respected and supported in this way. […]

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  • SF Pride Season is upon us, and so far the week has been glorious. I must say, over the past couple of years, my cynicism about this event has been tempered, by, well, PRIDE — in all of my friends and fellow San Francisco citizens, and all of their brave and beautiful endeavors. Let’s celebrate! […]

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  • The Consummate Conversationalist: An Interview with Monique Jenkinson BY KEGAN MARLING Originally published in the April 2011 issue of In Dance, a monthly magazine published by Dancers’ Group Conversation comes easy to Monique Jenkinson. We sat down together for dinner at her home in the Mission to talk about her work‚ and nearly four laughter-filled […]

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  • Dear Friends. Spring is finally here, and with it a lot of new and exciting projects to share. I see visons of goddesses, gardens, faerie stories and flowergories… Join me at noon this Friday, April 1, at City Hall as I premiere a brand new, work in Dancers’ Group’s Rotunda Dance Series. With a costume […]

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