Posts Tagged ‘Mixploratorium’

11/22 8-10p: Queer Storytelling Fantastique

Published by admin on November 18th, 2011

8-10pm: Storytelling Fantastique

Featuring Tigerlad, Polyester, Apocalypse, Sci-Fi & Glitter! Experience a night of experimental queer storytelling.

“Tigerlad was just a lad. Tigerlad was just a tiger…” begins featured performer NCN’s perverse tale of wanderlust, presented at 9pm.

Cozy up to experience glitter realness with Glenn Marla, peak-oil polyester fetishists with Damien Luxe, lesbian fantastic apocalypse with Ariel Speedwagon, and sci-fi with Victor Tobar. And, come early because from 6-8p is the opening party for the MIXploratorium visual art installation!


MIXploratorium Visual Art: Nov 16 – Dec 3

Published by admin on November 18th, 2011


At La Mama Galleria  6 East 1st Street

INSTALLATION LAB Running Nov. 16th  through  Nov. 22nd, 2011


Installation runs from Nov. 22nd through Dec 3rd, 2011


Visual Artists, Peter Cramer, Cristy C. Road, Gabriel DeFazio, Avory Agony, Quito Ziegler, Serichai Traipoom,  and Larry Shea

These artists will take up residency at La Mama Galleria for a week, creating installations involving drawings from the most anticipated tarot deck of our generation, New Yorker covers that parallel the progress of one artist’s journey with HIV, intergalactic cushions shaping distant lounging spaces, a zine library years in the hoarding, found objects from the Rockaways sculpted into an object of personal hope, a short inspired by a visit to a witch in the Bronx, community, wild ponies, and fresh hot cookies.  Together we celebrate the rigor of things that have been with us for years and things lasting no more than a day.  The collective goal is to create a welcoming, otherworldly nest in the heart of downtown, then invite performing artists such as Damien Luxe, Heather Acs, Louie Chavez, Jennifer Blowdryer, Stephen Boyer, and Roo Kahn, and other exhibitionists for noise-making, readings, performance, vegan suppers, and terribly glamorous, yet extraordinarily low-key, parties. MIXploratorium is eager to transform a silent void into a raucous space of reflection and connection; anger and enlightenment.

MIXploratorium is an extension of MIX 24: The 24th MIX New York Queer Experimental Film Festival.  Since 1987, MIX NYC has presented the latest in queer experimental film and previously unseen works from legendary figures in avant-garde cinema. In addition to our vanguard screenings, exciting interactive installations, and infamous parties, MIX NYC also provides year-round community screenings, a summer media workshop for queer youth, film preservation projects, and the groundbreaking ACT UP Oral History Project, documenting how collective action transformed AIDS activism, queer identity and health care in America. MIXploratorium is an idea lab for artists and performers in the MIX orbit.

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.