September 26 - September 28, 2014
Friday & Saturday at 10pm / Sunday at 6pm
Curated By Zvonimir Dubrovic
This festival features contemporary performance and visual art that explores and broadens the traditional concept of “queer” in art. DUOS, curated by Nicky Paraiso and Dan Fishback, features local artists Darkmatter, Untitled Queen and Merrie Cherry, Jack Waters and Peter Cramer.
Presented by: La MaMa, Queer NY Intl. Arts Festival and Helix Queer Performance Network
QNYIAF AT LA MAMA
- Friday September 26 @ 10pm – DARKMATTER (Janani Balasubramanian & Alok Vaid-Menon)
- Saturday September 27 @ 10pm – UNTITLED QUEEN & MERRIE CHERRY
- Sunday September 28 @ 6pm – JACK WATERS & PETER CRAMER
Janani Balasubramanian & Alok Vaid-Menon
DarkMatter is a trans, South Asian spoken-word duo “hivemind flipping the scantron on your model minority narrative, returning that basic gayze, and spitting anti- colonial futures.” They perform regularly at universities across the country and venues in New York City. Individually, they have done social justice work at local organizations such as the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project and the Audre Lorde Project. Balasubramanian is also a writer at Black Girl Dangerous (an online forum for QTPOC).
UNTITLED QUEEN & MERRIE CHERRY
Sisters of the Ages
Untitled Queen is a visual artist, drag queen, and graphic designer who lives and works in Brooklyn. She was born and raised on Governor’s Island, NY until its shutdown in 1996. She received her BFA from the University of Connecticut and her MFA in visual arts from Parsons the New School for Design. You can find her hosting a drag show / underwear party called Bottoms Up every Wednesday at Sugarland Nightclub in Williamsburg.
Merrie Cherry is one of the few power queens in Brooklyn, not stopping at being an entertainer she also plans special event such as the Brooklyn Nightlife Awards and hosting at various parties throughout the city. She sleeps during the day and throws glitter in YOUR face at night. She can be found every third Thursday at Metropolitan Bar for “DRAGnet”, every Tuesday at This n’ That for ”I F%#KED BINGO, and performing all over Brooklyn in select parts of Manhattan. Known for her ever changing looks, you never know what Merrie will look like any giving night, One thing does stay the same and that is her luscious body. You will find no padding with this queen.
JACK WATERS & PETER CRAMER
Show Show Show