A Gay Bar Called Everywhere (With Costumes and No Practice)
May 5 and 6, 2011
The Kitchen

This collaborative performance project began with the idea that all of Susan Sontag's life and
work took place in a gay bar. She never left the table. People come and go - styles, decades,
regimes, and theories. This scene lead way to a loose formulation about performance,
performativity, and theorizing the struggle and ingenuity of queer life. The scene of the gay
bar, Everywhere, the refuge, ethics, desire, violence, telling. Rubbed up alongside the history
of feminist intellectuals and the history of the Kitchen. I invited participating artists to respond
to this formulation.

Light and set design by Emily Roysdon. The lighting design incorporates four lights that
operate on different timers and each draw a circle on the back wall. One light made a circle in
30 minutes, the others in 1 min, 5 min, and 15 minutes cumulatively creating a disjointed sense
of time and appearing as a deconstructed disco ball.

collaborators include:
Yve Laris Cohen, N-Pop Eisenman, JD Samson, A.L. Steiner, Tara Mateik, Barbara Hammer,
Will Rawls, K8 Hardy, Charles Ryan Long, Celeste Dupuy-Spencer, MPA, Neal Medlyn,
Vanessa Anspaugh and Aretha Aoki, Jeanine Oleson, Becca Albee, Tami Hart, Elaine Carberry and
Thomas J. Lax, Jibz Cameron and Sacha Yanow, Nao Bustamante, Dean Daderko

Special thanks to Scott Valentine, Aliza Shvarts
all photos copyright Paula Court, courtesy of The Kitchen
(except the last 5, courtesy the crowd)