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. Special thanks to Scott Valentine and Aliza Shvarts.

A Gay Bar Called Everywhere (With Costumes and No Practice), 2011. Live performance; set dimensions variable. The Kitchen, New York. Performed in collaboration with Yve Laris Cohen, N-Pop Eisenman, JD Samson, A.L. Steiner, Tara Mateik, Barbara Hammer, Will Rawls, K8 Hardy, Charles Ryan Long, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, MPA, Neal Medlyn, Vanessa Anspaugh and Aretha Aoki, Jeanine Oleson, Becca Albee, Tami Hart, Elaine Carberry and Thomas J. Lax, Jibz Cameron and Sacha Yanow, Nao Bustamante, and Dean Daderko