Performing our Trans Bodies 

I've been thinking about Will Young's new video "Brave Man' featuring a young transman named Finn,  walking naked through a town (Brighton??), and while I feel a little self-conscious about sharing this clip and looking like I'm tooting my own horn, I've decided to do it anyway:

In 2010 I walked naked on the streets of Barcelona for the end of the film 'Fake Orgasm' with a very different energy -- I'd like to share that with you all here for us to think about bodies, identities, narratives of trauma and…

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Words to Live By 

Leil Lebowitz on Leonard Cohen: "To see Cohen play was to gawk at an aging Jew telling you that life was hard and laced with sorrow but that if we love each other and fuck one another and have the mad courage to laugh even when the sun is clearly setting, we’ll be just all right."

As a ::cough:: aging Jew myself, these seem like words to live by. Loving, fucking and laughing madly in the face of sorrow and death seems a good map for the trip that is this lfetime.

My comment on the Guardian article entitled: "'I didn't want any wobbling': how to dance naked" 

Well, really its my comment on the comments - I am responding to the comment thread on an article about nudity in contemporary dance - the comments were a mixed bag of knee jerk negative reaction, thoughtful commentary, and jokes. Because I do so much naked work, I had to throw my hat in the ring.

Read the article here:

And my comment, posted on page 3 or 4 of the comments page:

Several people on this comment thread have wondered…Read more

A Politics of Dream 

"No, listen, what happened was this: they lied to you, sold you ideas of good & evil, gave you distrust of your body & shame for your prophethood of chaos, invented words of disgust for your molecular love, mesmerized you with inattention, bored you with civilization & all its usurious emotions.

There is no becoming, no revolution, no struggle, no path; already you're the monarch of your own skin--your inviolable freedom waits to be completed only by the love of other monarchs: a politics of dream, urgent…Read more