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Hail the New Puritan

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"Artistic practices are 'ways of doing and making' that intervene in the general distribution of ways of doing and making as well as in the relationships they maintain to modes of being and forms of visibility." --Jacques Rancière

Can we imagine lifestyles that reconfigure desire, care and creativity? Charles Atlas, in Hail the New Puritan, attempts to do so, as he follows the radical dance troupe of Michael Clark, et. al. Exploring themes of dance, urban life, queer and fluid sexuality, avant-garde art and fashion, etc., the film sketches an aestheticized vision of an alternative life, where collective creative production sits at the heart of both artistic and subjective (re)generation. The film, it is hoped, can open up some of these themes in order to spur discussion and imagination around the role of creativity in shifting the modes in which we deploy pleasure and care, and, ultimately, remaking our subjectivities.

_8:00 pm - Doors open
_8:30 pm - Film Screening: Hail the New Puritan
_9:00 pm - Discussion
_9:30 pm - Exploration space
_11:30 pm - Tidy up the space (as a free event, we ask our guests to please assist in this.

Critical Hedonism(s) is an experimental movement dedicated to redefining the ways that care and pleasure circulate and get expressed, integrating critical, analytical thought with experimentation and exploration. More here:

*This event WILL likely involve sex and/or nudity. All attendees must be at least 18 years of age. We are compelled by the law to check IDs at the door, so please bring a valid, state-issued ID. This is a sex-positive, consent-oriented, trans-inclusive, body-positive space. Please respect other people’s choices, refrain from judgement about others’ pleasures or desires, respect everyone’s gender/identity expressions and body shapes, and obtain explicit consent before touching or engaging intimately with anyone. We reserve the right to ask attendees to leave at any time, and for any reason.

Earlier Event: July 26
Beyond Polyamory
Later Event: August 16
Scenes, and the Performance of Selves