CounterPULSE Summer 2012 Artists in Residence
SEP 20-30, THU-SUN at 8PM
Seth Eisen directs an ensemble of multidisciplinary performers/artists/collaborators in his new Queer history performance project Homo File, chronicling the life of Sam Steward (1909-1993). Steward was a college professor, a prolific author of homoerotic fiction, an influential tattoo artist, and a Queer sexual maverick who lived his last 3 decades in the Bay Area.
Xandra Ibarra commands the stage in her solo performance Fuck My Life (FML). In an era rife with rampant Mexiphobia, a foul-mouthed cockroach maps the journey of a queer burlesque performer named La Chica Boom. After 10 years of performing Spic-tacles on and off stage, La Chica Boom is forced to interrogate her method for insurrection. Inspired by the original Mexican spitfire Lupe Velez who purportedly died with her head in the toilet, Chica spends night after night pacing her bathroom floor and staring into the porcelain bowl.
SEP 27 — Seth Eisen in conversation with Carol Queen (Center for Sex & Culture) and Michael Williams (Executor of Sam Steward estate) at CSC, 1349 Mission Street (across from CounterPULSE)
SEP 28 — Xandra Ibarra in conversation with Juana Maria Rodriguez (UC Berkeley)