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Issue 5 – Sontag’s Ghost: The Future is Queer

In 1964, Susan Sontag brought the term camp to the mainstream, when before it existed in the minds and hearts of queer communities across the world, people who worshipped at the alter of Dorothy of Oz in the church of Andy Warhol. While some of her points still stand—love of the unnatural, the esoteric and the artificial, an aversion to the ideas of “good taste,” ostentatious aesthetics—there are some points that became outdated within the decade. Camp has bred so many new generations of beauty. In this program, we exhibit some of the newest, videos that celebrate exaggerated queer sensibilities, witchy women, new takes on the mainstream and generally a big old fuck you to hegemonic norms. In times like this, we need some beauty and fun in our lives and we would like to provide that with this program, but as you watch, just remember one thing: a spectre is haunting this program—Sontag’s Ghost!

PWYC Rental at pdome.org from Wed., Dec. 2 To Wed., Dec. 9, 2020
Closing Q&A + community zoom Wed., Dec. 9 at 7:30 pm EST

Sontag’s Ghost is curated by Pleasure Dome’s co-chair, Shahbaz Khayambashi.

Image credit: Rhapsody in Blueberry, Gaelle Denis (France, 2017)

 

PROGRAM EXPIRED, but you can watch the Q&A!

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Public Statement Against Encampment Evictions From Pleasure Dome

We are concerned about the well-being of our neighbours living in park encampments. We demand that the city of Toronto stop spending taxpayers’ money on clearing encampments. Instead, these funds ought to be diverted to include the provision of fire safety equipment, tents, sleeping bags, and access to water and bathroom facilities. Displacing people from their homes during a pandemic is immoral, and a serious public health concern. We implore a moratorium on encampment clearings and urge the city to repeal the by-laws that make it illegal to camp. The city must stop criminalizing people living in encampments.

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