Dark Matter

Dark Matter: Trans Lives Matter

Conversation and poetry on gender identity, LGBT politics, assimilation, and the "transgender tipping point." Dark Matter is a transgender South Asian performance art duo comprised of Alok Vaid-Menon and Janani Balasubramanian. They have sold out theatres and art spaces around the world with their brilliant, personal, funny, and moving poetry that explores race, gender, LGBT rights, internationalism, liberation, and much more, including a fierce critique of what they see as mainstream LGBT politics. Alok Vaid-Menon also works with The Audre Lorde Project, and Janani Balasubramanian is the primary organizer at the Queer Detainee Empowerment Project is a contributing writer at Black Girl Dangerous, and is working on a science fiction novel.

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Laura Flanders Show

This week, two artists expand our ideas about beauty, risk, mobility, and inclusion. Wheelchair dancer and esteemed choreographer Alice Sheppard, and MacArthur Genius Award-winning action architect Elizabeth Streb. What difference does art make? Should art making be a human right? What will it take to disable the limits society puts around “normal”? These questions and more this week on the Laura Flanders Show.

  • 2019-05-24T19:00:00-07:00
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Laura Flanders Show

Our city's economy – what is it for? New York's has been very good at piling up profits and building tall buildings. But all that private profit has come at a cost to public services and public trust. Could it be different? On this week's show, we talk about the new conversations that are happening between labor unions and community members. Between residents, workers, and employers about how everyone's economy can move forward.

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show

Laura Flanders Show