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Friday, February 27, 2015

Peaches Lepage @ The Funkshon "I actually identify as a drag practitioner"

Peaches Lepage (Jordan Arseneault) & Connie Lingua (Antonio Bavaro) - Photo by Georgios Sousa GeoPhotos514
Thank you to Candy Kane @ the Funkshun for letting Peaches Lepage mouth off before our Laureen Harper-themed drag show on Sunday night, 22 February 2015. 

"Most of life is really quite dreary for a lot of people. And it's really our job as artists and performers to be able to be entertainers but not avoid the serious shit. In that way, Peaches and I are very similar." - Peaches Lepage

Sunday, February 8, 2015

The Work of Media Art in the Age of Hashtag Politics

Big thanks to Vincent Chevalier Ger Zielinski Artspace + Desearch Repartment for bringing me to Peterborough this weekend and allowing me to tell the story of Poster/VIRUS "SILENCE = SEX" at this panel last night. Thank you to my host, Dave, and kudos to Kris Harzinski + Will Haughery, Topher McCulloch for all their work too. Photo + support by co-panelist Jess Mac at Trent University: Theory, Culture & Politics.

Tuesday, December 16, 2014

SEROCENE photo documentation

SEROCENE – Scene 1. Photo by Theodore Kerr

SEROCENE – finale. Photo by Eren Bilgin (MIX NYC, 2014)

SEROCENE – Scene 6. Photo courtesy of Visual AIDS instagram by Nelson Santos. 

SEROCENE – Scene 2. Photo courtesy of Visual AIDS Instagram by Nelson Santos

SEROCENE – Scene 6. Photo courtesy of Visual AIDS Instagram by Nelson Santos. 

Saturday, October 25, 2014

SEROCENE: NEW performance collaboration premiering at MIX NYC Nov. 15, 2014

NEW performance collaboration premiering at MIX NYC Nov. 15, 2014 (7:30PM @
MIX HIVE, 337 Butler St., Brooklyn, NY 11217)

SEROCENE promo image by Matthew Robin Nye (photo inset by Julio Pantoja) 2014

Jordan Arsenault + Matthew-Robin Nye

A new interdisciplinary performance employing original music (live voice and cello), movement, projected animation, and drag to engage with histories of body dysmorphia, HIV, and queer overcomings. Serocene is an original presentation which will have its premiere at MIX NYC.

The performer, Jordan Arseneault, uses song, costume, monologues and elements of cabaret-style drag to evoke as-yet unspoken connections between his experience with body dysmorphia and contracting HIV. A performance collage that seeks to synthesize personal, mythical, theoretical and social facts, Serocene will point to connections between child obesity, anorexia, HIV, and finally, the quest for a new self-image requiring a transformation of the world around him and the worlds within. This performance will be co-composed with a projected visual narrative created by Matthew-Robin Nye. Jordan’s work speaks directly to Matthew-Robin’s academic and artistic output outlining a path towards ‘Queer Futurity’. With Peaches LePage, Arsenault’s drag alterego, Nye will paint a re/creation myth of a borderless hybrid identity and his/her utopian landscape.

Rather than merely tell a personal story, Serocene will invite spectators to consider their own histories and possibilities for transformation, both of the world and of themselves. Employing performance and video installation, personal narrative as well as affective text, we will present a story of potentiality and radical acceptance.



Thursday, November 14, 2013

New portrait by Tristan Harris (E x q u i s i t e C o r p s e)

Jordan Arseneault (author) for fall 2013: Photo by Tristan Harris