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Watching U / WATCH ME II
Watching U / WATCH ME II

Watching U / WATCH ME II

**second show added because performance on saturday june 10 sold out**

WATCHING U / WATCH ME:
A (New) Performance by Alok Vaid-Menon
Opener: Travis Alabanza

“Capturing Hate,” a recent investigative report, analyzed eyewitness videos of anti-trans violence filmed as entertainment. The 329 videos they review have been viewed 89,233,760 times — they are so popular, in fact, that companies sponsor branded content on them to sell products.

We must ask: from the cinema to the street, do transfeminine people matter beyond our entertainment value?

In this solo-performance situated at the place where the URL and IRL converge Alok explores the sinister sides of visibility and our abusive relationship with the internet: How many facebook likes does it take to love yourself? How many followers does it take to feel less alone? What would it mean to understand the internet — and the violence it inflicts — as real? Why do we call cis people looking at trans people progress?

Join for an evening of poetry and experimental performance confronting heartbreak, digital alienation, and the meaning of intimacy in a cyber world.
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Sunday June 11 @ LimeWharf
7:30PM: DOORS
8:00PM: SHOW
Get Your Tickets Here: http://www.brownpapertickets.com/event/2976748
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Alok Vaid-Menon is an internationally acclaimed trans writer and performance artist. Known for their expressive poetry and biting comedy, Alok has charmed audiences across the world and emerged as a prominent voice in the transgender movement. Alok regularly performs to sold-out houses at venues like The Museum of Modern Art, The Brooklyn Museum, and the Mercury Lounge. Alok was recently part of the HBO documentary The Trans List, the Public Theater’s Under the Radar Festival, and the Lincoln Center’s La Casita Festival.

OPENER:

Travis Alabanza is a London based, Black, transfemme performance artist and writer. Their work combines live poetry, soundscapes, projection and theatrics to create work around their survival. Their 2015/16 show Stories of a Queer Brown Muddy Kid toured across the UK, selling out venues including the RVT & Housman’s Bookstore. As well as being one of the 2016/17 Artist in Residences at the Tate, in the last year their work has been featured in Artsy, Manon, Wildabout – as well as performing in venues both locally and internationally. Alabanza is keen to create and discuss ways in which art can be used with queer youth.
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If you are a Black and/or PoC queer/trans person and are unable to attend the performance due to cost, please email info@alokvmenon.com for more information about attending a sliding scale dress rehearsal & talkback with Alok & Travis.

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    Jun . 11 . 2017

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