Monday, November 7, 2011

Masculine-of-center queers plan media/arts panel

Reppin’ It: Masculine-of-Center Queers in the Media and Arts

Sunday, November 20 (6pm-8pm)

Parsons The New School for Design
Kellner Auditorium: Room 101
66 Fifth Avenue at 13th Street, Manhattan
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The media and arts help define our communities. How have the calendars of bklyn boihood, the fashion blogging of DapperQ, the conferences of Butch Voices, the performance of Butch Burlesque and recent films such as Pariah shaped how we see, perceive, and understand masculine-of-center queers? How and why do representations of masculine queers of color differ from images of white queers? What does it mean to try to represent masculine of center queers as a whole when this group’s borders are (un)defined by people with a multiplicity of identities and experiences? How are social media and the arts influencing our way forward? Join The Queer Commons at The New School as we discuss representations of masculine-of-center queers in the media and arts.
Coined by B. Cole of the Brown Boi Project, the term masculine of center (MoC) “recognizes the cultural breadth and depth of identity for lesbian/queer womyn who tilt toward the masculine side of the gender scale, and the term includes a wide range of identities such as butch, stud, aggressive/AG, tom, macha, boi, dom, etc.” Folks who are trans, gender nonconforming, gender variant, and many other people may also identify as MoC. Does this term apply to you? You decide, and let’s talk about it.
Facilitator Anna Barsan is a filmmaker and media educator based in Brooklyn, NY. She is currently completing her Master’s Degree in Film Production and New Media Studies at The New School. Anna currently works as a film director in documentary and narrative genres and is an Adjunct Professor of Film Studies at Empire State College.

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