Jamie Stewart Collaborates With Vaginal Davis—and Wants Your Hair
Legendary musician, performer, filmmaker, and queer-core queen Vaginal Davis will be hosting Xiu Xiu's Jamie Stewart (among many) as part of her upcoming performance piece at PS 122, "Speaking from the Diaphragm". Working as a re-examination of the heyday of 1970s American daytime television chat and variety programs, Davis' show will feature a rotating cast of luminous guests ranging from author Bruce Benderson to queer filmmaker Bruce LaBruce. Stewart is scheduled to appear May 15, but check out the event site for more info on all of Davis' performances.
Continuing along the lines of performance art, during the group's upcoming tour, Stewart's Xiu Xiu project will be giving away one special package per show containing a Xiu Xiu comb and sticker pack to the first person at every performance who brings the group a lock of their hair taped to a card with their name on it. When they return home from tour, they’ll make a video lighting each lock of hair on fire while saying the persons name and inhaling the smoke. So if you're in Asia, the Middle East, or Europe this summer for Xiu Xiu's tour, be prepared to get out your scissors!
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