Faggots: an imagined archive Faggots are bundles of sticks Faggots are sissies with dicks Faggots are lit and burning with wit Faggots burned witches burned, burnt magick don't quit.
FAGGOTS is a process installation examining the factual and imagined queer histories of faggots (queer men) as witches from pre-history through the inquisition, the AIDS epidemic and now.
A dynamic living/breathing/failing archive of real and imagined history - Faggots is part performance, sculpture, and information exchange. Small bundles of sticks, found objects and other materials come together to form "faggots" and will be cataloged and arranged throughout the space and duration of the exhibition. Treating the space and time like a durational ritual or residency where the piece exists and is created starting the opening night with a modest dance and ends the closing night with the final set installation and performance.
Scheduled and improvised dances/performances/and community informational exchanges will happen as the piece is constructed, cataloged, documented and examined.
The goal is not to be unique, but to be part of a living breathing story.
Bio Kaj-anne Pepper is a PDX based performance artist, dance maker and nightlife queen. Pepper has been performing in PDX for 9+ years formerly with the drag-terrorist group SISSYBOY and The Genderfluids. A RACC project grant recipient in 2010 for their full length dance production "Genderfantasy" Pepper has toured and produced work for festivals like; Risk/Reward, NYC HOTFEST!, Conduit's Dance+ Festival and PICA's T:BA festival Ten Tiny Dances in 09', and Critical Mascara "A Post Realness Drag Ball" in13'. He was recently awarded a residency at Studio2's New Expressive Works residency program and hosts some of the best and colorful drag and dance night events in PDX. Primarily a dance maker and performance artist Pepper extends himself into new genres of work and process oriented installation and ritual. Pepper is excited to return to PLACE gallery after their performance in House of Desire in April 2013. KPEPPER.NET