thirtynothing event series: thirtynothing at Dixon Place will also feature a series of Sunday events about the cultural legacy of AIDS, focusing on the impact of the epidemic on the downtown queer arts community -- the heroes it lost and the generations that have emerged in their absence. All events will be at 5pm in the Lounge, with a $5 suggested donation.
October 9th: THE GENTRIFICATION AGE - Writer/activist Sarah Schulman reads from her forthcoming book, Gentrification of the Mind, and discusses the effects of AIDS and gentrification on the NYC cultural landscape.
Dixon Place, 161A Christie Street, NYC
Dan Fishback's new performance, thirtynothing, juxtaposes tales from the terrifying dawn of the AIDS epidemic with stories from his own more innocent childhood in those same years. As he unearths forgotten work by gay artists who died in the 80s and 90s, Fishback weaves stories from his own life through stories from theirs. Searching for role models and father figures amongst artists like Mark Morrisroe, David Wojnarowicz, David B. Feinberg, Essex Hemphill and many more, Fishback interacts with their work, dramatizing the generation gap between older and younger gay men. With insight, wit, and his characteristic dark, neurotic humor, Fishback tears open issues of sexual intimacy, mass death and cultural memory, creating an abstract theatrical landscape where the living and the dead can co-mingle and collaborate.