Sharon Hayes: Revolutionary Love 2: I am Your Best Fantasy

Of all the art events happening in the Twin Cities to commemorate, challenge, or ridicule the Republican National Convention (and there are scads of them), New York-based artist Sharon Hayes's piece, Revolutionary Love 2: I Am Your Best Fantasy, is far and away the most involved. About 100 people will gather in front of the State Capitol building for about two hours, reciting continually a 10- to 15-minute script that Hayes wrote. Hayes is fairly specific about the people she wants in her art. The cattle call on the project's MySpace page asks for, "lesbians, gay men, bisexuals, transmen, transwomen, queers, fags, dykes, muff divers, bull daggers, queens, drama queens, flaming queens, trannies, fairies, gym boys, boxing boys, boxing girls, pitchers, catchers, butches, bois, FtoMs, MtoFs, old maids, Miss Kittens, Dear Johns, inverts, perverts, girlfriends, drag kings, prom queens, happy people, alien sexualities or anything else you want to be or are and wish to bring out for the event!" The piece, a companion to one Hayes organized at the DNC in Denver, is themed on promoting and expanding the GLBT community's visibility and stature in America. If you're looking to be involved in some kind of non-riot political action during the RNC, or political-themed art that doesn't hang on walls, Revolutionary Love 2 promises to be the most interesting game in town. For more info visit www.creativetime.org/programs/archive/2008/democracy/rnc/.
Mon., Sept. 1, 3:30 p.m., 2008

 
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