Join us for the second installment of #postdildo #readingseries, featuring poets Mallory Amirault & Cam Scott.
MALLORY AMIRAULT is an Acadian Mi’kmaq writer and performance artist from Mi’kma’ki, Nova Scotia. At its core, her work is concerned with issues of marginalization and agency. She hopes to be perpetually.
CAM SCOTT is a poet, critic, and improvising non-musician from Winnipeg, Canada, Treaty One territory. He performs as Cold-catcher and as one half of the duo Swolowes, and writes in and out of Brooklyn. A suite of visual poetry, WRESTLERS, was published by Greying Ghost in 2017.
#postdildo #readingseries unfolds in conjunction with postdildo reading group (to be held at ACCESS Gallery every Tuesday starting June 26th until August 7; see upcoming schedule) and a book of experimental essays and poems and fantasies titled, not surprisingly, POSTDILDO. Readers are asked to not so much directly respond to postdildo’s call, but to strap it on as they so wish to do.
What makes a dildo special is that it is a ready-made cock, available and detached from any supposed owner who may cause damage. As the saying goes: dildos don’t kill people, people kill people. #postdildosimultaneously views the dildo as a tool of liberation and oppression, exploring the dildo as a means to both support sexual autonomy and alienation.
To that end #postdildo, with its cacophony of non-raping cocks, speculatively tells us more about the design of our present moment than any possible future.
#postdildo #readingseries and its assemblages are situated on the stolen Indigenous lands of the Musqueam, Skwxwú7mesh Úxwumixw, Stó:lō , and Tsleil-Waututh peoples.
A heartfelt thank you to ARTS ASSEMBLY for hosting postdildo and its pursuits. ARTS ASSEMBLEY are artist-in-residence at Plot.