TOO MUCH! A Queer Performance Marathon

TOO MUCH! seeks highly motivated artists, groups and collectives to instigate public site performances within a 10 minute radius of THEOFFCENTER. TOO MUCH! is intended as a platform for investigation and negotiation through live performance and public intervention ­of queer as an aesthetic, a perspective, a social network, or a tactic. This year¹s theme is space, public space, urban space. The city as commons, the city as grid, the city as playground, the city as crisis. We invite both nuance and danger, anti-spectacle and superstar, ritual and propaganda.

Unlike TOO MUCH! in 2010 and 2011, this year¹s event will not be curated. Instead the organizers are collaborating to construct a situation, a context, a party, a gathering that encourages DIY and self-organized performances. Using THEOFFCENTERs new space TOO MUCH! will provide a clubhouse for the day’s activities, a place for participating artists to prep or unwind from performances, a site for vital conversations, dinner and a closing salon with dessert. We are particularly interested in: (1) Performance, live art, installation, action, projected video ­ that experiments with forms, traditions, genres, genders, bodies, and expectations (2) Participatory or interactive performances and experiential events that trouble or blur the borders between artist and audience, emphasizing the agency of the witness

You decide what, when, where. TOO MUCH! organizers will help to coordinate publicity, an online calendar of events, as well as curating two themed discussions, an evening salon, and dinner. Take a walking tour and check out the map of potential performing sites including Alamo Square Park, various parking lots, street dividers, the McKinley statue, abandoned storefronts...

    About you.

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    About your TOO MUCH 2012 Proposal

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    Thank you for your participation, if you have any questions please email us at ernesto@theoffcenter.org.