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CounterPULSE is building a movement of risk-taking art that shatters assumptions and builds community. We provide space and resources for emerging artists and cultural innovators, serving as an incubator for the creation of socially relevant, community-based art and culture.

Queer Tattoo History and my visit to Modern Electric

Friday, April 4th, 2014

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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Homo File articulates desire

Thursday, September 13th, 2012

We are in the final stages in the Homo File production and very excited by our progress this week. Working with many types of media is very exciting especially where it is related to how Sam Steward documented and articulated his desire in a social arena that would have preferred to render him invisible. One […]

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Two amazing Homo File shoots last weekend

Tuesday, July 24th, 2012

We had two amazing shoots last weekend for Homo File. The first was with tattoo artist  Zeph Fish who was inking our Sam Steward played by Ned Brauer. Sam was mentored by tattoo artist Amund Deitzel. Sam himself was mentor to tattoo artists Ed Hardy and Cliff Raven here in the Bay Area after he […]

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Call for tattooed actors/models for video/photo shoot for upcoming Homo File Performance Project by Seth Eisen

Friday, July 13th, 2012

Call for tattooed actors/models for video/photo shoot for upcoming Homo File Performance Project by Seth Eisen Sunday, July 22nd  at Center For Sex and Culture 1349 Mission St between 9th & 10th Streets, on the corner of Grace Street, San Francisco, CA   Interested models please send photos and info on your body type and […]

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