Tuesday, 22 March 2011

dishin the dirt: a queer compendium

From my inbox from the always amazing Lex Non Scripta ♥ :

((Please forward and repost widely))

Dishin' the Dirt: A Queer Compendium
- a zine to be released in conjunction with Dirtstar 2011

You've just created the most delicious meal, an unbeatably brilliant tincture, the best new planter for your balcony garden, the greatest scheme for sustainable queer separatism, a spectacularly penned commentary on food justice. Ain't it a shame if you don't share it?


We want your veggie recipes, ideas, illustrations, diatribes, project instructions, clever plots, homesteading pointers, critiques, and succinct discourses on growing/sustaining/eating. Queerly.

The zine will be:
-digest sized – 5 1/2 x 8 1/2"
-black and white, with a fancy cover
-sent freely to each contributor
-released on the night of Dirtstar's performance spectacular: June 19th.

Please submit ASAP, or by MAY 7th, 2011

EMAIL questions/submission to artxxlex@gmail.com
MAIL to: Dirtstar! / 2501 Bryant St / San Francisco CA 94110 USA

*Please also include a one or two sentence bio and your contact info, if you'd like it printed!*

About Dirtstar
Despite queer histories of seeking less harmful ways of living –lesbian lands, radical faeire lands, urban queer collectives- creative queer visions of sustainability are often missing in the current heteronormative ‘green’ movement.

In a third and final episode, Dirtstar 2011 will Take Root at the Tenderloin National Forest / Luggage Store Annex with a Visual Arts Residency. This show is about honoring the lived experience of queers, honoring our process of having to shift through the detritus of this culture to find ourselves, our herstories, our culture, and each other. It’s about how we sustain ourselves, our culture, our aesthetic, our spirituality, and the world around us. The work showcased will consist of artwork that utilizes found objects, re/appropriated imagery, and recontextualized traditions—in the process revealing the way that this work pushes queer culture and art forward.

With how-tos, tastings, rituals, and closing Performance Night, Dirtstar 2011: Take Root will continue to showcase and share essential sustainable living skills that expand the world queers have been creating for decades.


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