1. Demo Video from SEEP: Fluidity in Body & Landscape

    Here’s a wee video from SEEP last Feb/March at media education in Edinburgh. The show got 5 stars from The Skinny and was totally sold out. As curator, I was obviously Pleased As Punch. Please check out this brill work by 15 queer and trans* artists.

  2. So I hardly ever blog these days, bad me. To update you, Turtle Island was swell. I performed at VERSeFest in Ottawa, joined onstage by the brill and dear-to-me Gord Disley at the end. I really enjoyed For Body and Light —spoken word & music by Ian Ferrier melded with dance choreographed by Stéphanie Morin-Robert. Plus, it was interesting to be in Canada as an Official Scot, gave me lots of musings about nation/nationality and perceptions of personhood. Now in both my countries I’m from Elsewhere.

    Then I did a wee reading in Montreal at Litpop, shared the stage with Eileen Myles, Jon Paul Fiorentino and Jonathan Ball. Great readings all around. In Cobourg an accidental meeting between my dear friend Stuart Ross and me with my dear friend bill bissett resulted in the birth of The Three Ferretpersons, a strange new sound poetry collaboration. We did our first public performance at The Human Bean. Good times. It was sad to say adieu to everyone, though I can’t say I”m sad to leave behind the cold and snow (it’s APRIL ffs).

    Now that I’m back in Edinburgh I’m gearing up to read and screen a film at Pussy Whipped Festival, then the big Filmhouse screenings and performances, Who’s Your Dandy?, on 17 May. I’m super-excited about Who’s Your Dandy?, as it will feature film/poetry/singing from the amazing Andra Simons (with Joao Trindade), music from the dazzling Lake Montgomery, and the new work of my new interdisciplinary collaboration They They Theys.

    Plus I’m lucky enough to be screening films by Erica Cho, mihee-nathalie lemoine, Sophie Norman, Tina Takemoto, plus more TBD. It’s going to be SO GOOD. Get your tickets HERE.

    Til next time. xxx

  3. Upcoming at Filmhouse, 17th May! http://www.blissfultimes.ca/dandy.htm

    Upcoming at Filmhouse, 17th May! http://www.blissfultimes.ca/dandy.htm

  4. Sometimes there are those nights that are so very swell. Last night, I curated and Zorras hosted Clandestina at Toronto Women’s Bookstore. We had the most lovely crowd packing the place, and brill readings and performances. Special thanks to Victoria & Edan of TWB, and to Melannie Gayle (aka Trinity), Sarah Pinder and Dainty Smith for their moving, funny and generally excellent work. And a big Cachin! Cachan! Cachunga! for DJ pocaSangre, who kept us dancing into the wee hours. 

    Beautiful, beautiful vibes all round. 

  5. Sandra & Zorras on English PEN's Poems For Pussy Riot

    These are terrible times for lack of freedom of speech, and excess of sexism, racism, transphobia and homophobia. Here is our small contribution of art against the criminal injustice systems that run much of our world. It’s a poem by Sandra & a musical video interpretation by Zorras. Please support CeCe McDonald, please support Pussy Riot, please fight injustice when you can. 

  6. Forgot to show you this! The slick vid by Ania Urbanowska of Zorras' Cachín Cachán Cachunga! last February in Edinburgh. Featuring all kinds of rad queer & trans artists, especially of the migrant, ME and disabled variety. Subtitled! Sexy!

  7. kandersonmusic:

    It’s been far too long since I was in bed with anyone! I’m sorry to keep you waiting! Enjoy the magic of Kelly Rowland’s ‘Lay It On Me’ slowed down and vibed out.

    Reblogged from: kandersonmusic
  8. theeschatoncourts:

Zorras! So tonight Zorras performed at the Grey Borders reading at the NAC in St. Kitts and they were great! I had interviewed them (via email) and was glad to have such a warm response from them when they learned who I was! In the photo is their cd signed, and yes that is blood, the blood of Y who played the guitar w/o a pick but give it her all and really wanted to sign w/ her blood haha. A really good end to a horrific day!

    theeschatoncourts:

    Zorras! So tonight Zorras performed at the Grey Borders reading at the NAC in St. Kitts and they were great! I had interviewed them (via email) and was glad to have such a warm response from them when they learned who I was! In the photo is their cd signed, and yes that is blood, the blood of Y who played the guitar w/o a pick but give it her all and really wanted to sign w/ her blood haha. A really good end to a horrific day!

    Reblogged from: theeschatoncourts

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