Our bodies are just temporary husks we exchange between incarnations, and at DisGender Euphoria: Nayland Blake’s First International Intergenerational Gender Discard Party, the artist asks people to shuck their physical identities and revel instead in who they really are. Among other things, Nao Bustamante (as Conchita, a pregnant, “fat-shaming Zumba instructor”) presents a gender reveal party. Attendees are also invited to “Bring Your Own Baggage” and swap gendered items to exchange. In addition to the Makeover Station and an open mic of spoken-word “Discard Stories,” such luminaries as Xina Xurner (musical experimentalists Marvin Astorga and Young Joon Kwak), Marcus Kuiland-Nazario, Jennifer Doyle, transgressive performance artist Ron Athey and others engage in a riotous eruption of art, music and dance.
Zebulon, 2478 Fletcher Drive, Elysian Valley; Sun., Jan. 26, 8 p.m.; free; ages 21 & over. (323) 663-6927, zebulon.la.
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