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Too Much! a queer marathon was presented twice, in January 2010 at Mama Calizo's Voice Factory and in January 2011 at Dance Mission.

Most of the info on this site is from the 2011 edition. You can click here to see images from most of the 2011 performances and installations, with short texts about each work.

The current plan is to skip 2012 and work towards a 3d edition of Too Much in 2013. Current curator/organizers include Julie Phelps, Keith Hennessy (Zero Performance), and Ernesto Sopprani (TheOffCenter). Not content to reproduce the previous marathons, we have invited LA artist/curator Dino Dinco to work with us. We are keen to include 1 or 2 other collaborators in the curatorial and production aspects of the event.

The 2nd annual
Too Much! a queer marathon

Too Much! 2011
January 23, 2pm-midnight, 2011
Dance Mission, 3316-24th St. SF
Produced by Zero Performance & TheOffCenter
Curated by Julie Phelps and Keith Hennessy.

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Over 60 artists, 3 simultaneous rooms of performance, installation, video and action. Workshops in street art and queer games. Themed programming includes an avant-drag hour curated by VyvvyAnne ForeverMore, and two series of performance followed by public discussion, one on representations of women within the tensions between feminism and queer, and another on the use of racist or racially-charged imagery in contemporary performance. Plus a whole lot more. Breaking things, making things, doing stuff, and dinner. And it's only 10 bucks.

Too Much! provides a platform for investigation and negotiation – through live performance and video art – of queer as an identity, aesthetic, and tactic.  Working the margins of both mainstream and LGBT cultures, Too Much! offers a temporal community in the borderlands of artistic contagion, exchange, friction, and tourism.

TOO MUCH! PROGRAM 2011
(times are approximate, program subject to slight change)

$10 bucks for 10 hours
60+ artists present overlapping events on Main Stage, Corner Studio, Back Studio, Outside and around the building


MAIN STAGE

2:30-3:30pm         
Questioning Feminisms
In the tensions between and around queer & feminism...
Ronja Ver                       
Lucia August
Jesse Hewit
Anne Bluethenthal

4-4:50pm                      
Questioning Minstrel (Race, History, Representation…)
Khalil Sullivan
Lauren Crow
Philip Huang
Anna Martine  

5-6pm              
Dance + Video + Performance
CHRISTRAPER SINGS
Samantha Giron
Cynthia Lee
Kazoo

7-7:15pm                      
Big group photo of queer artists

7:20-8:40pm           
More Performance
Queer safety, Grindr the ritual, relationships, and self-determination
Seth Eisen                                                            
M.A. Brooks 
Dazié Rustin Grego
Evan Johnson
Ara Glenn Johanson + Matthew Sergi

 8:45-9:30pm           
Questioning War Activism
Abjeez (music video)
Iraq Vets Against War/Veteran Artists                                                
B.j. Dini 7’ video
Annie Danger                          

9:30-10:30pm           
Even More Performance
Tessa Wills                                   
Sam Sax
Macklin Kowal + Kiele Stewart-Funai
Sara Felder

10:45-midnight           
Work More curated by VivvyAnne ForeverMore
Drag artists meet contemporary artists from other other genres.
Mica Siguorney + Laura Arrington
Ambrosia Salad + Nathan Raport
Anna Conda + Marke B


CORNER STUDIO

Talks & Installations

2-3pm                     
The Knot Dramaturgy invites us to question queer, queer performance, and Too Much! The Knot is Minna Harri, Tessa Wills, Virginia Preston, and Michelle Lynch.

3:30-4…           
Talk Feminism & Queer Frictions (following Questioning Feminisms)

5:15-6pm   
Sundown performance                     
Philip Huang – 3 ppl on Salvia

6:30-10:30pm           
Allison Wyper 4hr installation, - 25min perfs for only 1 person (repeated)

7-9pm                      
Brittany Fosbrook + Loren Robertson – tweeting texts onto bodies

8:30-9:30pm           
Scottie Hall + Jay Thomas – text into flesh, performance installation

Various times and sites           
Jorge Rodolfo De Hoyos Jr + Maria Francesca Scaroni – dance research installation, Abramovic/Ulay revisited.                   

BACK STUDIO                                                                      
Workshops, Performances, Movies                                   

4:50-5:30pm          
Talk Minstrel as tactic

6-7pm                      
Dinner        
Chef/artist Amara Tabor-Smith (Our Daily Bread)

7-7:30pm
Dinner Clean-up

7:40-8:20pm          
More dance & music
Minna Harri
Karl Cronin                                                            
James Graham                                                           
Laura Arrington

8:30-9:30pm           
Laura Arrington – breaking stuff participatory installation

9:30-midnight           
Revival House Films – Double Feature
Taxi zum Klo (1980, Germany, Taxi to the toilet) – touching story, sexually explicit, autobiographical West Berlin fags in the 70s

Rise Above : The Tribe 8 Documentary (2003, USA) – wild women queercore punk San Francisco in the 90s

OFFSITE
Workshops, Performances, Installations            

2-4pm                      
Irina Contreras –outdoor workshop – posters  & stencil activism

3:30…            
Honey McMoney – cinder block throwing contest in the alley

4:30-6:30pm        
Qilo Matzen – bathroom performance installation – cruising & plumbing

3:30-6:30pm           
Hana Erdman + Kira Kirsch – dance research installation in the lobby

4:45-6pm                       
Mary Armentrout - articulating layers of identity, 5 min performance for 5 people (repeated).

4-9pm                       
Maryam Rostami + Ryan Crowder – endurance crocheting, you make my clothes & I'll make yours.


Read B.J. Dini's poetic critical reactivation of Too Much! 2010.

  2010 Program 2010 Responses


 

 

 
 

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