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Make A Space for Me

  • PPW HQ 845 South 55th Street Philadelphia, PA, 19143 United States (map)
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Sliding scale $5-10 // No one turned away for lack of funds.

An event series creating and building a space for trans, non-binary, and gender non-conforming artists/makers/thinkers and audiences.

The third installment featuring a video by Rindon Johnson (they/them) and Ser Serpas (she/her), a reading of poetry by Leigh Marques (they/them), an installation by Carmichael Jones (they/them), a performance by Jahmal B Golden (they/them), and the release of a zine by Misty Pollen (she/her).

Any individual who attends this event and participates in misgendering will be asked to leave.

Rindon Johnson is a Brooklyn-based artist and writer. They are the author of Meet in the Corner (Publishing House, 2017) and Nobody Sleeps Better Than White People (Inpatient Press, 2016), and Shade the King forthcoming from Capricious. Johnson is a co-founder with Sophia Le Fraga of the online journal Imperial Matters (a space for liquid poetry). Johnson lives between Berlin and Brooklyn 

sera is a doge

she has her tongue out most of the time

she smells like chanel chance

give her work a chance

lines delineate the alien and tran

as do string of thought 

wet via my tongue

i act like a model im

actually an arsonist

sculptures are the closest i come 

to self harm & exercise

if youre reading this ive 

read you

In one of their first collaborations, high prospect (2015), Rindon Johnson and Ser Serpas present a twisty VR fantasy utopia. How many different Yous till there is no one? 

leigh marques is a non-binary house witch currently living in philadelphia. a poet and gemini moon, leigh's work is centered around the use of daydreams, meditation, and intentionality to cope with trauma, often touching on non binary identity and the distancing and loss  of womanhood. leigh spends most of their time thinking about love, talking about angels, and cultivating friendships. find them on twitter: @mo0ndrool

leigh will be reading some of their recent work, including excerpts their zine, "blossom water," and upcoming chapbook.

Working with a variety of materials and a field of concentration in glass, Carmichael Jones makes work that explores shifting identities; the personal and the archetypal, the handmade and the readymade, the meticulous and the reckless. Jones is the creative co-director of The Whole Shebang an arts and performance space in South Philadelphia and teaches at University of the Arts and Tyler School of Art. 

Adjectives- A word that describes a noun or pronoun. 

Jahmal B Golden is a NYC-based trans-femme POC artist who is constantly finding new ways of conveying their intersectional existence through their creative abstractions. Their dominant medium is poetry, though after participating in an interdisciplinary performance/installation curated by New York artist Yulan Grant at MoMa Ps1, they began experimenting with performance as a mode of testing out concepts they’d investigated in their written work. They spend most of their time pondering the pendulum that swings between ‘nature’ and ‘grace’ – measuring the predictable force that propels them back and forth in daily meditations. Golden’s recent exhibitions include New Museum, Current Projects Gallery (Florida) and ArtSpace Mexico.

"Each of their works—written, spoken, performed—is a re-encounter (of sorts),a reclamation, a reckoning through ritual. Weaving temporalities out of gestures and distance, their empyrean work contemplates the possibilities of worship—what worship looks like outside of the social orders set forth, and more importantly, what it looks like to worship the self." words by Lydon MacGregor 

Misty Pollen is an artist with no discipline, her zine is a homework assignment from beloved friends.

A survival whim, the grabbiness of curly-qs on vines growing in the back yard. I am drawing lines to map an anxious course for being in the world.

Directions: PPW HQ is accessible by car or public transportation (34 Trolley). Take Baltimore Ave. to 55th St. We are located on 55th Street in a warehouse (the old Amoroso’s factory) after an underpass and across from a tire shop. We are on the third floor.

Accessibility: PPW HQ is not wheelchair accessible. But, a staff operated elevator is available for people with disabilities. Please contact us if you’d like to access the space using this elevator.