BASEMENT: TALKS #1 // Wrecked w/ Madison Moore // Ron Like Hell // Ryan Smith

January 18, 2020

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BASEMENT inaugurates a sporadic panel series that creates space for the artists we present at the club. The discussions will focus heavily on struggle, determination, and craft with our community as an act of solidarity. Workshops are free, and will be presented at 9:00pm in Knockdown Center before that night’s event.

On January 18, Wrecked residents Ryan Smith & Ron Like Hell will be joined by Madison Moore for a pre-club conversation exploring "Fabulousness, Club Culture & Queer Worldmaking". Born and raised in Ferguson, Missouri, Madison Moore is a polymath: a professor of queer studies in the Department of Gender, Sexuality and Women’s Studies at Virginia Commonwealth University, author of Fabulous: The Rise of the Beautiful Eccentric, a New York Times celebrated book on fabulousness, and a DJ, as you will hear later at the Talks.

What are the risks of fabulousness? And in what ways is fabulous style a defiant response to the struggles of living while marginalized?

Join us as we discuss queer nightlife and fabulous style as a mode of perseverance.

The first 50 attendees to the panel will receive free admission to the night directly following the panel.

See January shows here: