[Noisebridge-announce] Arse Elektronika 2010: SPACE RACY

das ende der nahrungskette jg at monochrom.at
Sat Sep 18 06:50:08 PDT 2010


###### monochrom's
##### Arse Elektronika 2010
#### SPACE RACY
### Talks, machines, workshops and performances
## San Francisco, September 30-October 3, 2010
# At Chez Poulet, Center for Sex and Culture, 
Parisoma, Noisebridge and Mission Comics and Art

# http://www.monochrom.at/arse-elektronika/


### SPACE RACY?

Love hotels. Swinger club design. Phallic 
architecture. The gentrification of Times Square, 
kicking out all the peep shows, and similar 
anti-sex gentrifications and battles. Kids making 
out in the back seats of cars, and people fucking 
in parks. Housing for unconventional family 
units. Augmented reality sex spaces. Furniture 
for sex. Room design. Creating new environments. 
Gendered spaces, and gender in the creation of 
space. Architecture by women, and the potential 
for the construction of a feminist architecture. 
Actively gender-segregated spaces, as both 
empowering and oppressing. Queer-segregated 
spaces, similarly. The acts of human intimacy, 
sexual intercourse, and procreation in 
weightlessness and the extreme environments of 
space. Erotic space tourism. The visibility of 
sex, genders, and relationship structures in 
various spaces. Spaces of sexual control and 
permissiveness. Sexual subcultures as spaces of 
social division. Spatial enforcement of 
relationship structures and gendered power 
structures. Geotagging as an expression for 
kinks. The sexual reading of architecture, 
especially around historical and modern styles 
and concerning ornament and detail. The 
eroticization of buildings -- architecture for 
whorehouses, the Las Vegas strip, people who want 
to sleep with buildings. What makes design "sexy" 
and the construction of "sexy" as an 
architectural category as a comment on late 
heteronormativity. The terabyte gloryhole. The 
space in which the male gaze occurs and the space it defines.

Heterosexism, misogyny, and heterocentrism 
reinforce the dominant cultural structure and 
contribute to the oppression of large sectors of 
society. Sexuality, sex, gender, and related 
constructs are heavily implicated in and 
reproduce space, and are also constrained and 
restricted by it and by heterosexism. Let's explore this space of interactions.


### SCHEDULE

## Opening Night and Prixxx Arse 2010
# Hosted by monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner.
With a superspecial keynote by Susie Bright (All 
Along the SexTower: Sex on Stage in America, from 
Susie Bright's Reporters Notebook)
Featuring many guests stars, like Thomas S. 
Roche, Charlie Anders (Erotic mind control via 
the Internet) and Elle Mehrmand and Micha Cárdenas (virus.circus)
Thursday, September 30, 2010
9:00 PM at Chez Poulet (3359 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco)

## Discoursive and Performative Approaches
# With Samuel Coniglio, Jason Brown, Heather Kelley and starPause/Jordan White
Friday, October 1, 2010
8:00 PM at Center for Sex and Culture (1519 
Mission Street between 11th and So. Van Ness, San Francisco)

## Conference for Brainy Pervs
# With talks by Ella Saitta, Ben Dagan, Philip 
Freeman, Adam Flynn, Svenja Schroeder, Mae 
Saslaw, Katrien Jacobs, Annalee Newitz, Carol Queen
Saturday, October 2, 2010
12:00 noon at Parisoma (1436 Howard St. at 10th, San Francisco)

## Six Feet Under Club
# Let's have sex in a coffin! monochrom wants you to go down
Saturday, October 2, 2010
9:30 PM on street outside of Parisoma (1436 Howard St. at 10th, San Francisco)

## Screw-It-Yourself: Workshops and Unconference
# With Christophe, Maia Marinelli, E. Conrad, 
Elle Mehrmand, Micha Cárdenas, Zach Blas, Heather Kelley, Robert Glashüttner
Sunday, October 3, 2010
2:00 PM at Noisebridge (2169 Mission Street, San Francisco)

## Microtalks on Sex/Tech/Art
# Lightning talks about technosexual art and 
comic culture! Give your own 5-minute presentation!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
8:30 PM at Mission Comics and Art (3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco)


### FESTIVAL PASSES

# Single day pass: $20 (with a possibility of student discount)
# Festival pass: $50
# Workshops @ Noisebridge: free, but possible material costs



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