Weirdo Night with Dynasty Handbag, Svetlana Kitto, Ali Liebegott, Meriem Bennani & Jasmine Nyende

Weirdo Night with Dynasty Handbag, Svetlana Kitto, Ali Liebegott, Meriem Bennani & Jasmine Nyende

Sun · March 11, 2018

Doors: 6:30 pm / Show: 7:00 pm

$15.00

This event is 21 and over

Svetlana Kitto
Svetlana Kitto
Svetlana Kitto is a writer in New York City. Her fiction, journalism
and essays have appeared in the New York Times, Guernica, Salon, VICE, ART21, and the book Occupy among other publications and anthologies.
She currently works as an interviewer on the Voices of Crown Heights oral history project at the Brooklyn Historical Society and for the Smithsonian Archives of American Art on the Visual Arts and the AIDS Epidemic project. She is working on a novel called Purvs, which means "swamp" in Latvian and is the name of the country's first gay club.
Ali Liebegott
Ali Liebegott
Ali Liebegott has published three books: The Beautifully Worthless, The IHOP Papers, and Cha-Ching! She is the recipient of two Lambda Literary Awards and a Ferro-Grumley Award. She has read and performed her work throughout the United States and Canada with the legendary queer literary tour Sister Spit. In collaboration with Michelle Tea and Elizabeth Pickens she created The RADAR LAB, a free queer writer's retreat from 2009-2013. In 2010 she took a train trip across America to interview poets for a project called The Heart has many Doors--. She currently lives in Los Angeles and writes for the Emmy Award-winning show Transparent.
Meriem Bennani
Meriem Bennani
Meriem Bennani (b. 1988 in Rabat, Morocco, lives and works in New York City) has been developing a shape-shifting practice of films, installations and immersive environments, interlacing references to globalized popular culture (music, reality TV, fashion) with the vernacular and traditional representation of her native Morocco’s culture and visual aesthetics that she captures with her iPhone. Composed with a wry humor and a subtle agility to misappropriate the clichés of North-African culture, her work questions our contemporary society and its fractured identities, gender issues and ubiquitous dominance of digital technologies. Her works has been shown at MoMA PS1, Art Dubai, the Shanghai Biennale, The Jewish Museum and The Kitchen in New York.
DYNASTY HANDBAG
DYNASTY HANDBAG
DYNASTY HANDBAG aka Jibz Cameron is a performance/video artist and actor living in Los Angeles. Her multi-media performance work as alter ego Dynasty Handbag has spanned 15 years and been presented at such institutions as MOCALA, PS1, Joe's Pub, The Kitchen, REDCAT, The Broad Museum, Hammer Museum, New Museum of Contemporary Art New York, among others. She has been heralded by the New York Times as “the funniest and most pitch perfect performance seen in years” and “outrageously smart, grotesque and innovative” by The New Yorker. She has written and produced 6 evening length performance pieces and countless short works that have been performed in clubs and venues internationally. She also produced multiple video works and 2 albums of original music. In addition to her work as Dynasty Handbag she has also been seen acting in films, theater and television (internet web series no one has seen). She works as a professor of performance and comedy related subjects in addition to lecturing and teaching workshops. Jibz also produces and hosts Weirdo Night!, a popular monthly comedy and performance event in Los Angeles. Jibz recently moved from New York to Los Angeles and is in development with Electric Dynamite on a television series about a performance artist that moves from New York to Los Angeles.
Jasmine Nyende
Jasmine Nyende
Jasmine Nyende is a new media artist exploring the field of social memory
storage. Through poetry, plays, and experimental performance, she seeks to blur
the lines between physical and the digitally mediated social interactions and the
need for humans to building relationships. Intimate and daring, she practices
radical openness as a political imagination for dialogue surrounding Black, queer,
femme, and economical vulnerable people in our social media defined time of
personal information. Her work revolves around social media and deleted posts,
the shame in public memory and the commodification of emotional labor. Her
work with sculpture includes hand-sewn dolls of intentions, knitted hanging
nests, and rag rugs made from recycled clothes and sheets. Jasmine is currently
writing a book of poems entitled Tension about family dynamics and runs a radio
show on KCHUNG Radio in conjunction with her art & poetry zine entitled Fit
Form Function. Jasmine is also lead vocalist for afropunk band Fuck U Pay Us.
Venue Information:
Zebulon
2478 N Fletcher Dr
Los Angeles, CA, 90039
http://zebulon.la/