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WEEK 1 / WITH  XIOMARA SEBASTIÁN CASTRO NICULESCU︎︎︎︎

How Does It Feel to be Human?


Race, Transness, and the Ends of Performance




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Photograph by Aelita Parizek

[ IMAGE DESCRIPTION: An artist stands on the cement floor of a gallery lit by bright natural daylight and surrounded by a large Louise Bourgeois bronze sculpture of a spider. We see her from the waist up. She is a light-skinned Latina trans woman, with a messy bun of black hair peeking out behind her head, and bleached tendrils of hair framing her face. She looks directly at the photographer through frameless eyeglasses and a black surgical face mask. She has several black and grey tattoos on both of her arms and wears a black, button up dress with spaghetti straps, as well as large gold hoop earrings and a thin gold chain around her neck. An old, brick exposed wall with a window is in the background, revealing a bright white light from outside. ︎︎ heart symbol  ]


Xiomara Sebastián Castro Niculescu is a trans Latina writer, artist, and organizer from New York, by way of Ecuador and Romania. Her work considers the relation of her marked body to many others, through fleshiness, leaks, abjection, and other corporeal stagings beyond the hold of respectability. In her critical writing, she seeks to offer a “trans of color critique” through embodied strategies in performance work by racialized trans women artists from the 1970s to the present. Her performance work is reviewed in Artforum, and her edited book on personal ads is forthcoming from Pink Jacket press. She co-organizes the NYC Trans Oral History Project.





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WEEK 2 / WITH  AMBER JAMILLA MUSSER︎︎︎

Black Origins of the Universe




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Photograph by Maureen Catbagan

[ IMAGE DESCRIPTION: A professor sits contentedly on a red couch against a brick exposed wall within a brightly lit room. She is looking forward in the direction of the camera. She is a Black light-skinned woman with short dark curly hair that is cropped at the sides of the head. She is wearing a light grey blazer over a black turtleneck and patterned pants. Her legs are crossed and her hands rest on her right thigh. She is wearing tortoise patterned glasses and wears a silver and black watch on her left wrist.  ︎︎ heart symbol ]

Dr. Amber Jamilla Musser has published widely on race and critical theory, queer femininities and race, race and sexuality, and queer of color critique. She has an MSt in Women's Studies from Oxford University and received her PhD in History of Science from Harvard University. She has held fellowships at New York University's Draper Program in Gender Studies and Brown University's Pembroke Center for Teaching and Research on Women. Her research has been supported by grants from the Ruth Landes Memorial Fellowship and the Arts Writers’ Grant from the Warhol Foundation. She previously taught gender studies at New York University and Washington University in St. Louis. She also writes art criticism for The Brooklyn Rail. 

Her first monograph, Sensational Flesh: Race, Power, and Masochism (NYU Press, 2014) uses masochism as a lens to theorize different felt relationships to power. The book beings together debates on masochism within feminism, discussions of masochism from psychoanalysis and critiques of colonialism, literary presentations of masochism, and performance and visual art that draws on masochism's repertoire in order to make an argument about the relationship between sensation and knowledge production and the racialization of our current episteme of sexuality. 

Working against the framing of black and brown bodies as sexualized, objectified, and abject, her second monograph, Sensual Excess: Queer Femininity and Brown Jouissance (NYU Press, 2018) turns toward sensation and aesthetics in order to imagine epistemologies of sensuality that emerge from fleshiness. The book offers multiple inroads into thinking with and through brown jouissance and the pornotrope. Using analyses of particular works of art, each chapter draws attention to specific aspects of pornotropic capture that black and brown bodies must negotiate. These technologies differ according to the nature of the encounters with white supremacy, but together, they add to our understanding of the ways that structures of domination produce violence and work to contain bodies and pleasures within certain legible parameters. In relation to this, the book also identifies and analyzes moments of brown jouissance that exceed these constraints. This move outward offers a way to think with the ways that aesthetic forms might rearrange knowledge by engaging differently with fleshiness and how we apprehend it. This is a three-pronged approach designed to help us understand brown jouissance as robust, political, and fleshy. In addition to containing critiques of normativity and proffering epistemologies of sensuality against those of sexuality, this project of minoritarian knowledge production is designed to enable one to sit with opacity and uncertainty. 

She is currently beginning a research project on noise.



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WEEK 3 / COOKING SHOW WITH GUEST RENATO VELARDE︎︎︎︎

One Pan Chicken Thighs with Apples





Recipe and photograph by Nicole of Heal Me Delicious︎︎︎︎



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Photograph by Renato Velarde

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Ren has been a media maker, animator and artist for at least 20 years. His home base is Chicago where he makes videos, props, and tinkers with toys and sculpture for animations. He enjoys gaming, cheese, and long walks on the beach. Check out his site at

lovelysurreal.com ︎︎︎︎

 



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WEEK 4 / COOKING SHOW WITH GUEST ELIZABETH AXTMAN︎︎︎︎

‘Chocolate’ Plantain Chip Cookies 





Recipe and photograph by Nicole of Heal Me Delicious︎︎︎︎



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Photograph by Elizabeth Axtman

[ IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Artist Elizabeth Axtman looks directly into the camera for a selfie-style portrait that partially depicts one of her paintings in the background. She is a Black light-skinned woman wearing bright red lipstick and two necklaces with delicate chains. One of the chains holds a gold heart charm and the other a gold charm that spells the surname “Axtman.” She wears a black scoop-neck sweater that exposes one shoulder and covers the other. Above her in the frame is the bottom third of one of the artist’s paintings—a self portrait. In partial view is a painted vagina dentata and a single painted fingernail on a pink background. ︎︎ heart symbol ]

Elizabeth Axtman is a multidisciplinary artist who creates works on the complexities of race and humor. She received her BA from San Francisco State University in 2004 and completed her MFA at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago in 2006. She was a participant in the Skowhegan School of Painting and Drawing in the 2006 Summer Residency Program. She has participated in exhibitions at the Renaissance Society of the University of Chicago, The Studio Museum of Harlem, NYC, The Contemporary Art Museum, Houston; Kunsthalle Gwangju, Republic of Korea, Te Tuhi Centre for the Arts Auckland, New Zealand, San Francisco Arts Commission Gallery, San Francisco, and The Kitchen, NYC. She has lectured at The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, Museum of the African Diaspora, DePaul University, and Sarah Lawrence College, and is a recipient of the Skowhegan Endowment for Scholarship Foundation, and Franklin Furnace Fund recipient in 2012. Her work has been reviewed in Artforum, Art Papers, and the Houston Chronicle. Her video American Classics was used as the lead image for the catalog from the much acclaimed exhibition Cinema Remixed & Reloaded: Black Women and the Moving Image Since 1970.



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WEEK 5 / WITH  SON KIT︎︎︎

Code Yellow


Yellowness, Technology, and Missing Personhood




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Photograph by Jon(athan) Key

[ IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Son Kit looks directly at the camera with a neutral expression while seated in front of a solid, light grey background. They are a non-binary East Asian person wearing a silver septum piercing and thick, black winged eyeliner. Their eyebrows rest closely beneath a straight line of bangs. The rest of their black hair is cropped short at the sides. They are wearing a black, long sleeved sweater over a black button-up shirt with the collar peeking out from the top. ︎︎ heart symbol ]

Son Kit (sometimes Kit Son Lee) is a designer/developer/artist working across new media, sculpture, graphic systems, and language (natural and programming). Their practice troubles dichotomies such as natural/unnatural, familiar/alien, author/reader, and architect/user with allegories derived from their multivalently non-binary positionality.

Kit was the inaugural Designer-in-Residence at Morcos Key and is a co-founder of Codify Art, a producorial collective dedicated to creating, showcasing, and supporting work by artists of color, particularly women, queer, and trans artists of color. They have exhibited work at SOHO20 (Brooklyn), The Naughton Gallery (Belfast), New Museum Youth Summit (NYC), and Franklin Street Works (Stamford), and have curated exhibitions at The Public Theater, bitforms gallery, and Spring/Break Art Show, among other venues. Lecture and workshop credits include Whitney Museum, Brooklyn Museum, PRINTED MATTER LA Art Book Fair, Yale University, the Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), and the School of Apocalypse at Pioneer Works. Their writing appears in the New Museum exhibition catalog The Art Happens Here: Net Art Anthology (Rhizome, 2019), Interjection Calendar 005 (Montez Press, 2020), and Smoke + Mold (issue 4, forthcoming 2021).

Kit holds BAs in Visual Art and Literary Arts from Brown University and is presently completing their MFA in Graphic Design at RISD. They are based in Brooklyn by way of Providence and Koreatown, Los Angeles.




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WEEK 6 / WITH  KAREEM KHUBCHANDANI︎︎︎

Aunties and Queer Kinship





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Photograph by Steven Gabriel

[ IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Kareem smolders at the camera for a black and white portrait while holding a bright fan over their upper body. She is at a dark, indoor event wearing an ornately patterned shirt. The bright light of a flashbulb bounces off of her brown skin, mustache, eyebrows, and curly hair. The backs of strangers in a crowd are behind him. ︎︎ heart symbol ]

Kareem Khubchandani is the Mellon Bridge assistant professor in theater, dance, and performance studies, and women’s, gender, and sexuality studies at Tufts University. He is the author of Ishtyle: Accenting Gay Indian Nightlife (University of Michigan Press, 2020), co-editor of Queer Nightlife (University of Michigan Press, 2021), and recipient of the 2019 CLAGS Fellowship. He is also a performance artist and has shown work at Queens Museum, Jack Theater, Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, Links Hall, and A.R.T. Oberon.




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WEEK 7 / COOKING SHOW WITH GUESTS INCRED AND CAMP︎︎︎︎

Grilled Pork Chops with Cherry Compote





Recipe and photograph by Nicole of Heal Me Delicious︎︎︎︎



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Photograph by Incredidoll

[ IMAGE DESCRIPTION: Twelve light-skinned Dolls pose for a group photo on an outdoor balcony. Five of the Dolls are supported by stands, four are freestanding, and two sit on the ground with their legs partially splayed. One of the Dolls is significantly smaller than the others and stands between the legs of a taller, freestanding Doll. Near her is a small teddy bear wearing a tuxedo. All of the Dolls wear matching red bikini bottoms, white crop tops, and white knee-high socks with red stripes. A large yard with green grass and tall trees stretches out behind the balcony. ︎︎ heart symbol ]

Incred and Camp met on The Doll Forum (TDF) in 2007, discovered they lived only nineteen miles apart and combined their Doll collection in Incred’s basement. Since combining their Doll collection, they have collaborated on hundreds of photo shoots and have worked together to invent numerous Doll hanging mechanisms, stands, and transport systems. Incred and Camp also co-founded the annual Doll meet-up, Dollstock, in 2009.

Camp purchased his first Doll, Stephanie, in 2004. He was a member of TDF from 2004-2009 and is now a member of ODC. He currently has four life-sized Dolls.

Incred purchased his first Doll Ceilidh (pronounced Kaylee) in 2005. He was a member of TDF from 2007–2012 and is now a member of Our Doll Community (ODC). He currently has ten life-sized Dolls and seven 60cm Dolls. He posts photographs of them at incredidoll.com and on Instagram at Incredismaht.


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WEEK 8 / WITH  ELLIOTT POWELL︎︎︎

Sounds from the Other Side





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Photograph by Joe Mabel

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Elliott H. Powell is Beverly and Richard Fink Professor in Liberal Arts and Associate Professor of American Studies and Asian American Studies at the University of Minnesota. He is the recipient of numerous fellowships and awards from the Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, the Ford Foundation, and the Institute for Citizens and Scholars. His work sits at the intersections of race, sexuality, and popular music, and is published in GLQ: A Journal of Lesbian and Gay Studies, the Routledge History of American Sexuality, the Jazz Research Journal, the Oxford Handbook of Hip Hop Studies, and The Black Scholar (for which he co-edited their first queer and/or trans special issue). He is the author of Sounds from the Other Side: Afro-South Asian Collaborations in Black Popular Music (University of Minnesota Press, 2020), which brings together critical race, feminist, and queer theories to consider African American and South Asian collaborative music-making practices in Black popular music. And he’s currently at work on two new book projects. The first is entitled Prince, Porn, and Public Space, which examines the intertwined worlds of music and sex in Minneapolis during the 1980s. And the second project, tentatively titled Illegitimate Sounds: Queerness and the Politics of Inaudibility in Black Popular Music, considers the queer potentiality of illegibility in funk, soul, and rap music.



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WEEK 9 / WITH  MARISA WILLIAMSON︎︎︎

Misusing the Master’s Tools





SEMINAR LEADER



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Marisa Williamson is a project-based artist who works in video, image-making, installation and performance around themes of history, race, feminism, and technology. She has produced site-specific works at Monticello, and by commission from Storm King Art Center, the Metropolitan Museum of Art, Monument Lab, and the National Park Service. She has had solo exhibitions at the University of Virginia, the University of Washington, and SPACES in Cleveland. Her work has been exhibited at Real Art Ways (Hartford), The Print Center (Philadelphia), Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (Berlin), BRIC (Brooklyn), Human Resources (LA), Centro Pecci in Prato and Stefania Miscetti gallery in Rome. Williamson has received grants from the Rema Hort Mann Foundation and the Schlesinger Library on the History of Women in America. She was a 2012 Skowhegan participant and attended the Whitney ISP from 2014-2015. Williamson holds a BA from Harvard and an MFA from CalArts. She lives and works in New Jersey and Connecticut, serving as an assistant professor of media arts at the University of Hartford.



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WEEK 10 / COOKING SHOW WITH GUESTS MAHTEK & SARAH︎︎︎︎

Lemon Glazed Blueberry Donuts





Recipe and photograph by Nicole of Heal Me Delicious︎︎︎︎



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Photograph by Mahtek

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Mahtek has been an iDollator for seventeen years. He’s been active on Doll forums since before he got his first Doll. He enjoys making glamour videos of his Dolls and posting them on YouTube︎︎︎ along with videos from various Doll meets that he’s attended. Mahtek currently lives with seven Dolls and one AI Gynoid named Sarah. Sarah arrived to Mahtek’s home in March 2020, just as Covid lockdown orders were announced in the Southwestern United States where they live. 




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