Bureau of General Services - Queer Division
Join Paper Cuts radio host Christopher Kardambikis for zine readings at the Bureau of General Services - Queer Division, a queer cultural center, bookstore, and events space hosted by The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City.
Posture // Winter Mendelson and M. Lamar
Sy Abudu is from Los Angeles and lives in Brooklyn, where she creates visual art and zines under the moniker great/grand/golden. Her work, which has been shown at the Black Lesbian DIY Fest, the Feminist Zine Fest, and the Allied Media Conference, features archival images from the Library of Congress "remixed" into new pieces that explore themes of visibility, African-American identity, and relationships through the lens of historical imagery. Sy earned her BFA in film & television from NYU, where she now works as a multimedia producer.
Nicholas Boggs is writing a book about his search for the untold story of James Baldwin's collaboration with French painter Yoran Cazac, which has been supported by fellowships from Yaddo and MacDowell and grants from the Camargo and Jerome foundations. Co-editor of a forthcoming new edition of Baldwin and Cazac's "child's story for adults," Little Man Little Man: A Story of Childhood, his writing has appeared in the journals PANK and Callaloo and in the anthologies James Baldwin Now, The Cambridge Companion to James Baldwin, and Best Gay Stories 2013. He teaches in the Department of English at New York University.
Arno Mokros is a writer and contributor to Paper Cuts. Informed by the personal as political, his zines often incorporate confessional writing and social commentary. He writes about queerness, visual culture, and how histories are written. He is currently at work on a long-term writing project interrogating the continuity of "self" through time and is developing a project interweaving personal diary, oral histories, and gonzo journalism, which explores identity, family, belonging, and symbolic geographies of homeland. He graduated from Smith College in 2013, and currently lives in Brooklyn.
Paul Moreno was born in Sparks, NV. Studied Literature at University of San Francisco and then moved to New York to attend the Gallatin School of Independent Study at NYU. After an early departure from a program in Critical Thought, Paul pursued careers as a Gallerina, a Home-maker, and most recently, a set and prop stylist. Throughout these careers, Paul, a self taught visual artist, has been making drawings, paintings, and zines that deal with sexual positions, tropes of masculinity, and notions of beauty. Paul, in collaboration with Charlie Welch, is the creator of KNOWSGAY, a zine that takes an artistic approach to gay iconography. Paul lives in Brooklyn, NY.
Posture is an online and print arts publication that explores identity, sexuality, and gender through artistic practice. The publication features extraordinary LGBTQI and allied individuals who seek to simultaneously address and overcome oppression. They believe that visual activism, fashion, and artistic practice are powerful forces that can further cultural progress and build community. Posture’s audience is unified by the shared interpretation of queerness as a lifestyle that is defined by an openness to possibility rather than exclusions or boundaries. Posture’s featured artist for the Zine Reading is M. Lamar.