ART FESTIVAL: an alleged lunatic does their best


Live on Sunday September 27 at 2:30 pm.

Sierra Ortega is a neuroqueer performance artist based in Queens, NY.  Utilizing their background in performance, speculative philosophy, and radical queer politics, they have come to develop an artist/scholar practice that is deeply personal, constantly chaotic, and furiously DIY. Using experimental and process-based methodologies, they seek post-capitalist, meta-utopic futurity through embodied investigations of deviance, alienation, and alterity. Most recently they have shown work at the CUNY Grad Center, The Center for Performance Research, Para//el Performance Space, Judson Church (with UNDOING & DOING), and Panoply Performance Laboratory. MORE

My frequencies a mess, desperate for expression. To become timeless, timeless, and untimely. To become tactical, relational. To become promiscuously open, to take all comers. To become as a process, a fundamental state of being, a material resistance, a transgressive destabilizer, a failure, a “polymorphous subjectivity”, an operation rather than a sign, an expression of a system, a system of expression in opposition to binary distinctions. To become the sum total of all possible frequencies, a “raw, inhuman fact”, the most original of sounds, a feedback loop, the reverse of power. To become nothing, purposeless, a pure affective charge. I make noise. I am noise. I use technology to amplify myself.