Monday, July 14, 2008

Erotics for Weirdos at rr June 16

Dear rec roomer,

Imagine women standing with their hands on their hips. Imagine men dressed like the Fonz. Picture a women sneezing, or a man repeatedly pushing the gas pedal. Visualize a woman making dinner, then dumping it on the floor and walking through the mess.

Does any of that turn you on?

If so, you're not alone. Google "weird fetishes" and you'll come across some of these specialized "porn" sites right away. Even if they haven't made a site for your favorite stimulus yet, chances are you'll find something titillating at rec room this week.

Join us at black rock Wednesday July 16 as our curator, Olivia Cronk brings us Erotics for Weirdos: The Aesthetics of the Everyday in the Erotic Imagination, which she describes like this:

This show will feature several pieces that gesture at a theory of erotics rooted in the odd detail: the smeared eyeliner, the broken spectacles, the chunk of carrot stuck so sweetly in between two teeth. Pieces will include performance-art, poetry, stories, and other sexiness. With performances by: Meg Barboza, Olivia Cronk, Liz Cross, Allison Gruber, Megan Martin, Kathy Regina, Erin Teegarden, and Melissa Walker.

See you then!
What: the reconstruction room (a biweekly theme party -- with art, literature and performance)
Website: (contains a calendar of upcoming shows and an archive of past shows)
When: the first and third wednesdays of every month -- 8:00 p.m.
Where: Black Rock (a bar at the corner of damen and addison in roscoe village. two blocks west of the addison stop on the brown line.
Address: 3614 N. Damen Ave., Chicago, IL, 60618)
Cost: free
Hey everyone, sorry for the delay in posts. Summer is full-on and that means holidays, road trips and general forgetfulness any time the weather is nice.

In case you missed it as I did, (I spent the evening sitting with a friend in Northwestern Hospital's ER--he turned out to be fine) the June 18, 2008 rec room show was a riot. How do I know this? Rumors. Anyway, I can't write too much on it because I wasn't there, but apparently the poetry-improv experiment was successfully poetic and funny. If you couldn't make it to the show--or even if you did--take a look at the pictures and have yourself a laugh.

We'll see you Wednesday!