Archive for the ‘living the dream / getting it done’ Category


Published by admin on December 14th, 2011

These are photos from the closing party of the Mixploratorium at the La Mama Galleria on Dec 2, 2011.

Thanks to Ricardo Nelson for such beautiful photo work!

Quito Ziegler & Avory Agony on This Is Signified

Published by admin on November 22nd, 2011

Department of Transformation: Episode 6 from anna barsan on Vimeo.

Announcing MIXploratorium Nov 22-Dec 2!

Published by admin on November 7th, 2011

This Fall, join the Department and the MIX New York Experimental Queer Film Festival and Allied Productions — as we bring you two weeks of visual and performing art at the La MaMa Galleria.

Working as a cyborg sibling to the MIX festival, the Department of Transformation continues our tradition of queering experimentalization, offering you both an installation of vidusal art and performances that include fantastical storytelling, works-in-progress, films from our queerstory, participatory hair-art, Dr.Suess, a ThanksVegan feast, and a salon right out of Brooklyn.

We’re also pleased to announce our list of artists: The full lineup is here. A convenient calendar is here.

Interview with Ariel “Speedwagon” Federow

Published by admin on July 12th, 2011
Sarah Jenny speaks with Ariel Federow about her upcoming performances July 21-23: details here.
SJ: Hi Ariel, I am really excited to interview you about your upcoming performance for Fame & Shame on the Lower East Side. Can you tell me a little bit about the piece?
Ariel: Totally! This is a work in progress showing of a larger piece I am working on about the ways in which we are vulnerable – all of the ways that things could go terribly wrong and why it is that they don’t. It’s a performance work that uses slapstick and clowning to open up these big questions – how do we make sense of a world of natural disasters, apocalyptic threats, and random death? And, really, how can we not, given that this is the world we live in?
SJ: How did you come to create this piece? What inspired it?
Ariel: You know, when I was 20 I had my first apartment in Seattle, all on my own, a seedy little ground-floor one-bedroom in the really, for real, uncool part of town I could afford.

Points of Avant-Garde Agreement

Published by admin on July 3rd, 2011

The name of our series and Mission Statement in popcorn poem form.

Connecting the Dots of the Queer Diaspora

Dazziling display of magical manhattan
Out of the Kiki box, Back to the Realness
Summer Starlight / Starlight Summer
Summer of Stardust/Stardust Summer
Sky Nebula
The Age of….
a constellation is a network of interstellar beings

[read the rest of this here!!]

Opening Night at CSV

Published by admin on July 1st, 2011

The projectors hum, the screens vibrate, the yellow, red and purple of the theatre swelter creativity and excitement as the first group of family and strangers gather for the ritual that is is live performance. It has started!!

July 7-9: Heather Ács and friends ~ this is what we have…

Published by admin on June 21st, 2011

Sometimes what we have is not enough. Sometimes what we have is far too much… you don’t need to be famous, you don’t need to be rich, dreamin’ is free.

Enjoy an intergalactic exploration of adventures, interconnectivity & the story of stardust-all under the stars! Sometimes what we have, is just right.

More info on this weekend’s events and collaborators is here. Info on the artist is here.