Saturday, February 22

Conference on the Couch 3:

@ OUThouse: 11:00am – 1:00pm

Details forthcoming.


Yuliya Lanina

@ VORTEX (Main): 2:00pm-3:00pm

Misread Signs is a multimedia performance by Yuliya Lanina featuring animatronic sculptures, projected animation, music, and movement. It explores the effects of trauma on human psyche. Donned as one of her feathered creatures with antlers, Lanina performs within projected animations, illuminated solely by her anthropomorphic sculptures – skeletal birds with human baby heads and phosphorescent eyes. She is illuminated by only two light sources: her stop-motion hand-painted animations and the sculptures – plastic anthropomorphic skeleton birds with human baby heads and lights shining out of their pupils. In the course of the performance, we see the artist desperate, but unable to tell us something. Grounded in the personal, this piece examines the difficulties trauma survivors often experience in expressing and connecting with their feelings. Followed by an extended Q&A with the artist.


Katherine Paul

@ VORTEX (Tent): 4:00pm-5:00pm

“If you can imagine all of the best things that the Pacific Northwest has brought us—Mount Eerie, Grunge, Sleater-Kinney, The Girls Rock Camp, and lush mountain ranges—reimagined and told through the perspective of an Indigenous Swinomish/Iñupiaq woman; if you can imagine the magic that would bring to your life then you can imagine Black Belt Eagle Scout.”— She Shreds Magazine

Released in September of 2018, Mother of My Children was the debut album from Black Belt Eagle Scout, the recording project of Katherine Paul. Heralded as a favorite new musician of 2018 by the likes of NPR Music, Stereogum, and Paste, the album was also named as a “Best Rock Album of 2018” by Pitchfork, and garnered further end-of-year praise from FADER, Under The Radar and more. Arriving just a year after that debut record, At the Party With My Brown Friends is a brand new full-length recording from Black Belt Eagle Scout. Where that first record was a snapshot of loss and landscape and of KP’s standing as a radical indigenous queer feminist, this new chapter finds its power in love, desire and friendship.


Lukas Avendaño

@ VORTEX (Main): 6:30pm-8:00pm

The Zapotec culture, through the “muxe” identity, includes homosexuality, gayness and same-sex marriage as a part of society: a muxe is a man who assumes affective, emotional and sexual roles that are culturally reserved for women. In Réquiem para un alcaraván, Avendaño portrays the Zapotec muxe through dance, and invites the audience to participate in the female rites of passage: the traditional wedding, the stewardship, the Healer-prayer, the mourning, and finally, the metamorphosis. The dancer´s soul is reincarnated as a local bird called the stone-curlew (berelele in Zapotec, or alcaraván in Spanish), whose mating ritual sometimes concludes with the sacrifice of the male. – Written for RUTAS: an International Multi-Arts Festival


for OUTsider Nasty Fruits

Arazel Newman, Heart Byrne, Snax, TopShelf, Stokely, Bashezo (Organizers)

@ VORTEX (Tent): 8:30pm-10:15pm

Hot Bits is an annual traveling sex and body positive queer erotic short film festival that celebrate queer and trans pleasure and desire as one part of the path towards empowerment, healing, connection, and liberatory self- and communal-love that will arouse and inspire! From first time DIY filmmakers shooting on their phones to high production value films by artists and porn companies with budgets and crews you will see a range of genres from experimental, documentary, comedy, and hardcore xxx starring real life lovers to performers and professional career sex workers. These films from around the globe re-write the alienating categories defined by the mainstream commercial porn and sex industries of who/what is desirable and what queer sex and desire looks/feels like. Come for creative visions of full spectrum sexuality and all-over sex- and body-positivity. The festival celebrates the work and sexual healing of QTIBIPoC (Queer/Trans/Intersex Black, Indigenous, and People of Color), sex workers, survivors of assault, trans and cis women/femmes, fat folks, HIV+, folks with disabilities, witches, aliens, and other marginalized folks.


Silky Shoemaker, Paul Soileau, Lex Vaughn

@ VORTEX (Main): 10:30pm-Midnight

Description forthcoming.

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