This collaborative performance project began with the idea that all of Susan Sontag’s life and work took place in a gay bar. She never left the table. People come and go—styles, decades, regimes, and theories. This scene lead way to a loose formulation about performance, performativity, and theorizing the struggle and ingenuity of queer life. The scene of the gay bar, Everywhere, the refuge, ethics, desire, violence, telling. Rubbed up alongside the history of feminist intellectuals and the history of the Kitchen. I invited participating artists to respond to this formulation.
2011 performance at the Kitchen:
Yve Laris Cohen, Nicole Eisenman, JD Samson, A.L. Steiner, Tara Mateik, Barbara Hammer, Will Rawls, K8 Hardy, Charles Long, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, MPA, Neal Medlyn, Vanessa Anspaugh, Aretha Aoki, Jeanine Oleson, Becca Albee, Tami Hart, Elaine Carberry, Thomas J. Lax, Jibz Cameron, Sacha Yanow, Nao Bustamante, Dean Daderko
2022 performance at Moderna Museet:
Jeremy Atherton Lin, Morgan Bassichis, Jibz Cameron, Samuel Girma, Salad Hilowle, Tony Karlsson Savci, Lawen Mohtadi, MPA, Will Rawls, Edwin Safari/Jafar the Superstar, Derrick Woods-Morrow, Evelyn T. Wang, Ming Wong, Arnisa Zeqo