Kink Out is a bi-coastal collective that unites people of diverse identities with lived experience in BDSM culture through art, activism, community organizing, and conversation. With KINK OUT: EPHEMERA, a month-long residency, the collective transforms MOCA’s WAREHOUSE into an active archive for those who live and love differently. Drawing on physical and oral histories the residency brings together The Carter/Johnson Library and Collection, a compilation of printed material which celebrates sexuality from the 1700’s to the present day, and a regular schedule of performances, panels, workshops, and community events, to explore the intersection between contemporary art, activism, and leather, kink, BDSM, and sex worker communities.
EPHEMERA opens with an afternoon of programming, food, and celebration, featuring a conversation between The Carter Johnson Library co-founder Viola Johnson and multimedia artist, activist, actress, and producer Zackary Drucker, interspersed with DJ sets from YourMuther and Eva Myra May and live performances by dancers from Jolene’s Night.
Throughout the residency Tuesdays are reserved for local community groups and activists to gather and learn from one another. Affinity Tuesdays feature organizations such as End Overdose who are offering free NARCAN and CPR training, and local party promoters and organizers including Osbahnof, Signal, and Lights Down Low sharing strategies on how to keep parties and concerts safe and welcoming.
Other events include an artist talk by legendary domina and artist Sheree Rose moderated by Tina Horn; an introductory BDSM workshop featuring tasters of bootblacking by kd diamond, impact play with Yuki, and rope demonstrations with Jupiter; and a community conversation moderated by Ashley Madness of SWOPLA and featuring survival sex workers addressing the realities of street work and best safety practices.
EPHEMERA closes with an afternoon of conversation, music, and performances fueled with food and drinks. The final day is built around an intergenerational panel adressing the history of sex work and leather activism and its relationship with contemporary art and culture. The panel is moderated by Chanelle Gallant and features Viola Johnson, Valeria Atreides, Jill Carter, Domino Presley, and Empress Wu. Music will be provided by DJ Star and EthicalDrvgs with live performances by the all Trans cabaret, BABiEDOllZ.
KINK OUT: EPHEMERA is co-organized with kd diamond and Daphne aka EthicalDrvgs in collaboration with The Carter/Johnson Library and Collection.
KINK OUT: EPHEMERA contains sexually explicit content. Parents should use discretion.
Wonmi’s WAREHOUSE Programs is organized by Alex Sloane, Associate Curator, and is produced by Amelia Charter, Producer of Performance and Programs with Michele Huizar, Programming Assistant, The Museum of Contemporary Art Los Angeles.
Wonmi's WAREHOUSE Programs is founded by Wonmi & Kihong Kwon and Family.
Wonmi's WAREHOUSE Programs - Fall 2023
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