Hopscotch is pleased to welcome the Slanted House Collective, for the launch of the second issue of their zine titled ‘Queer Surfaces’. There will be a small exhibition on display featuring works from artists & writers who are published in the new zine.
Artwork by PCA Fine Arts Class of ’17, Ruhi Parmar Amin and Ekaterina Costa, and readings and performances by Zoe Darsee, B Duncan and more throughout the night.
Come over to hang out, grab a beer or five from the Hopscotch bar and buy a zine! (cash only). Hopscotch has a delicious selection of books you can browse through – hopefully weather permitting we will be out in the hof too!
“At Slanted House we analyze what a ‘queer surface’ is by pivoting the use of both ‘queer’ and ‘surface’ from nouns to verbs. We delve into the complex layers of identity, inbetween-ness, memory and dispersed locality. We use our bodies and the act of seeing and touch to engage in a praxis that shifts the conventional dialogues we have with surfaces. Like cartographers as we ricochet into uncharted understandings, we not only construct new foundations but also leave trails of our pre-existing perceptions; like a map of fractured borders.
A queer surface is one where the subject challenges traditional use of a space and time as a way to proliferate interlocutors – in whispers, in glances, in sighs or in words. These surfaces reflect the transitory nature that art and writing have assumed in contemporary culture: as impermanent words in an unsaved document or as an ephemeral tag on the yellow rush of an u-bahn door. Queer surfaces are not limited to the flimsy articulations that language offers, they are the unnamed entities we search to define in our work.”