Arse Elektronika: Endosymbiotic Cha-Cha

A Lecture! at Arse Elektronika!

Friday, October 1, 2010 at 8:00 PM
Center for Sex and Culture
(1519 Mission Street between 11th and So. Van Ness, San Francisco)

Jason Brown’s extremely entertaining talk, “The Endosymbiotic Cha-Cha” took the concept of sex in space from the outside in, beginning with the premise that humans may fantasize about boinking a reasonably attractive, bipedal extraterrestrial race, but in reality, scale might be the real barrier. Perhaps alien life forms already live among us (or in us!) at a microscopic level. Are multiplying viruses getting it on while we suffer the side effects of their fevered touch?
– Nicole Gluckstern, SF Bay Guardian



###### monochrom's
##### Arse Elektronika 2010
#### SPACE RACY
### Talks, machines, workshops and performances
## San Francisco, September 30-October 3, 2010
# At Chez Poulet, Center for Sex and Culture, Parisoma, Noisebridge and Mission Comics and Art

# http://www.monochrom.at/arse-elektronika/

### SPACE RACY?

Love hotels. Swinger club design. Phallic architecture. The gentrification of Times Square, kicking out all the peep shows, and similar anti-sex gentrifications and battles. Kids making out in the back seats of cars, and people fucking in parks. Housing for unconventional family units. Augmented reality sex spaces. Furniture for sex. Room design. Creating new environments. Gendered spaces, and gender in the creation of space. Architecture by women, and the potential for the construction of a feminist architecture. Actively gender-segregated spaces, as both empowering and oppressing. Queer-segregated spaces, similarly. The acts of human intimacy, sexual intercourse, and procreation in weightlessness and the extreme environments of space. Erotic space tourism. The visibility of sex, genders, and relationship structures in various spaces. Spaces of sexual control and permissiveness. Sexual subcultures as spaces of social division. Spatial enforcement of relationship structures and gendered power structures. Geotagging as an expression for kinks. The sexual reading of architecture, especially around historical and modern styles and concerning ornament and detail. The eroticization of buildings -- architecture for whorehouses, the Las Vegas strip, people who want to sleep with buildings. What makes design "sexy" and the construction of "sexy" as an architectural category as a comment on late heteronormativity. The terabyte gloryhole. The space in which the male gaze occurs and the space it defines.

Heterosexism, misogyny, and heterocentrism reinforce the dominant cultural structure and contribute to the oppression of large sectors of society. Sexuality, sex, gender, and related constructs are heavily implicated in and reproduce space, and are also constrained and restricted by it and by heterosexism. Let's explore this space of interactions.

### SCHEDULE

## Opening Night and Prixxx Arse 2010
# Hosted by monochrom's Johannes Grenzfurthner.
With a superspecial keynote by Susie Bright (All Along the SexTower: Sex on Stage in America, from Susie Bright's Reporters Notebook)
Featuring many guests stars, like Thomas S. Roche, Charlie Anders (Erotic mind control via the Internet) and Elle Mehrmand and Micha Cárdenas (virus.circus)
Thursday, September 30, 2010
9:00 PM at Chez Poulet (3359 Cesar Chavez, San Francisco)

## Discoursive and Performative Approaches
# With Samuel Coniglio, Jason Brown, Heather Kelley and starPause/Jordan White
Friday, October 1, 2010
8:00 PM at Center for Sex and Culture (1519 Mission Street between 11th and So. Van Ness, San Francisco)

## Conference for Brainy Pervs
# With talks by Ella Saitta, Ben Dagan, Philip Freeman, Adam Flynn, Svenja Schroeder, Mae Saslaw, Katrien Jacobs, Annalee Newitz, Carol Queen
Saturday, October 2, 2010
12:00 noon at Parisoma (1436 Howard St. at 10th, San Francisco)

## Six Feet Under Club
# Let's have sex in a coffin! monochrom wants you to go down
Saturday, October 2, 2010
9:30 PM on street outside of Parisoma (1436 Howard St. at 10th, San Francisco)

## Screw-It-Yourself: Workshops and Unconference
# With Christophe, Maia Marinelli, E. Conrad, Elle Mehrmand, Micha Cárdenas, Zach Blas, Heather Kelley, Robert Glashüttner
Sunday, October 3, 2010
2:00 PM at Noisebridge (2169 Mission Street, San Francisco)

## Microtalks on Sex/Tech/Art
# Lightning talks about technosexual art and comic culture! Give your own 5-minute presentation!
Sunday, October 3, 2010
8:30 PM at Mission Comics and Art (3520 20th St. Suite B, San Francisco)

### FESTIVAL PASSES

# Single day pass: $20 (with a possibility of student discount)
# Festival pass: $50
# Workshops @ Noisebridge: free, but possible material costs