Ectoplasm refers to a vomit-like substance produced by mediums during seances, supposedly as a manifestation of otherworldly spirits. For this performance salon and accompanying zine, we would like to use the phenomenon of ectoplasm as a way of thinking about the creation of the abject, what for Julia Kristeva constitutes that which has been discharged from the body, rendered excrement. How does the body function as a sight of transactions, of exits and entrances? In what ways is the abject haunted? What ghosts are coming out of you?
GIVE US UR BLOOD UR TEARS UR PUKE.
If you would like to perform in the salon, please email firstname.lastname@example.org a few sentences outlining what you would like to do by the 11th of April, 2014. Performances should be 5-15 minutes long, though we may also consider durational performances.
For the accompanying zine, we are looking for text and images—anything that can be printed—that engage the above themes. Please email zine submissions to email@example.com by the 18th of April 2014.