::: Contacts :::
::: Selected projects :::
(Activist Art movement, 2001-present)
(Underground dance/party cultures theory archive)
(Experimental club residency, Sydney)
(political events/production collective)
(Sex work outcall stories 2008-10)
(Musical about queer domestic violence, Mardi Gras 2013)
(Transfeminine Hauntology & All the Ghosts of Communism: site & politic-specific sound/performance )
::: Selected interviews :::
(Artlink Magazine, vol. 33 #3, 2013)
(Slit Magazine, 2012)
“Art, Sex, Drugs & The Politics of Transgender and When Things Get Totally Queer”
(Dangerlands magazine, 2014)
::: as DJ Meta Etcetera :::
(Monthly Queer EDM Club Night. Sydney)
(soundcloud) & (DJ Meta Etc interview)
::: Launching Soon!! :::
::: HTTP://CLUBTRACTS.COM/ :::
(((Stay tuned for promo mixes & editor interviews)))
::: WHAT IS CLUB TRACTS? :::
Club Tracts is set up to function as an accumulator and archive of more interesting critical writing & documentary work on Electronic Dance Music (EDM) and its associated underground cultures, privileging work with a materialist/structural lens. Club Tracts aims to deepen our research and thinking, and strengthen our practice around cultural and artistic politics beyond the scope of, and additive to, conversations around identity politics, cultural appropriation, and ‘subculture’. Club Tracts is created and edited by Regrette Etcetera/DJ Meta Etcetera, and is open for submissions and suggestions.
2. UP AGAINST THE PAYWALL
Club Tracts, as a broadly para-academic/activist project, is specifically intended to provide increased access to critical thinking on EDM politics, much of which is stored in academic databases, restricted by costly per-article fees (generally around $35 each). Thus, Club Tracts offers free access to the predominance of materials listed on its pages.
Whilst we cannot put up live links, if there is an article or book that you would like to read but cannot access, contact Club Tracts (club dot tracts at gmail dot com) and a copy of it will be sent to you.
Broad provisional topic areas thus far include:
- Labour/work/capitalism: EDM via historical materialism/Marxism, new media/distribution forms, the labour crisis in EDM production, service and affective labour in EDM.
- Urban geographies: Revanchist, neoliberal and global-local urbanisms and governance re EDM cultures, Internet geopolitics, Datalands & the Global South etc
- Countercultural institutions: Alternative infrastructures and economies, utopian and future-oriented drives and failures, organizing, ‘free culture’.
- Race: Critical race in EDM cultures, histories, afrofuturisms, cultural labour/capital and transmission, EDM as infrastructure, Northern/Western Cultural imperialisms.
- Drugs: Narcomaterialism, labour/hegemonic temporalities, Policing/surveillance, Capital, affect, etc.
- EDM and/as Queerness: Histories, Trajectories, formations, Margins/mainstreams, sexualities.
- EDM Theory & History: affect, temporalities, artistic practices, subcultures, situated reviews, socio-economic roots of genres.
- Gender: women in EDM, structural politics of space/access/economies
- Speculative fiction & theory on or via EDM.
- Disability: HIV/AIDS, access, organizing.
- General categorized bibliography.
::: CONTACT :::
club dot tracts at gmail dot com
UPCOMING: NEW SITE
1. DISTOPIAN TEXTS
An archive site of critical disability writings, materials, and links, edited by Regrette Etcetera, Distopian Texts collects and archives critical disability readings and materials (especially as much of it exists beyond the academic ‘pay wall’).
- UP AGAINST THE PAYWALL
Distopian Texts, as a broadly para-academic/activist project, is specifically intended to provide increased access to critical thinking on disability politics, much of which is stored in academic databases, restricted by costly per-article fees (generally around $35 each). Thus, Distopian Texts offers free access to the predominance of materials listed on its pages.
Whilst we cannot put up live links, if there is an article or book that you would like to read but cannot access, contact Distopian Texts (distopiantexts at gmail dot com) and a copy of it will be sent to you.
See scope/topics menu for provisional info
A critical, multi-issue disability theory reading group in Sydney, with an interest in challenging both the entrenched ignorance and structural ableism of our communities, and the limitations of thinking critically about disability without centring materialist analysis (namely a critique of capitalism and labour), and expanding our thinking beyond a liberal rights-based, pro-work analysis (see topic areas/scope page).
Distopia is grounded in the Distopian texts blog which acts as a space for publications arising out of the group, and more broadly collects and archives critical disability readings and materials that fall within the group’s purview.
NOTES ON THE NAME
- An obvious play on ‘dystopia’, implying the speculative concept of a “disabled utopia”…
- Emerging from an interest in disabilities/ableism as evinced (or submerged) in the Utopian/dystopian imagination(and in Sci-Fi literatures) historically , specifically as it relates to or explicates utopian/dystopian labour forms, as forming narratological embodiments of moral/social decay, relation with difference etc.
- Celebrating the ostensible revival of the utopian imagination in leftist thought, and thus coyly gesturing toward the historical ableism of the left.
DJ Meta Etcetera interviewed on Radio 2SER’s ‘Tales From The DJ Booth”
Audio, 1 hour, March 2014
Meta talks HIV, sex work, trans/queer politics, Vogue, domestic violence, and even… DJ’ing!
(production stills from upcoming video project, mid-2014)
DJ Meta Etcetera & Regrette Etcetera @ Monsta Gras 2014!
March 1st, Red Rattler Theatre.
(click image for more info)
Club OVAHdrive #3, Feb. 16
For more info, see:
PLUS: A tekkno teaser for CLub OVAHdrive from DJ Meta Etcetera:
DJ Meta Etcetera @ ‘Nightcraft’, ArtBar, Museum of Contemporary Art, Jan. 31, Sydney
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Club OVAHdrive, Jan. 19 (continuing)
(CLICK FLYER below for more info)
“Another Closet Cabaret”
a musical about domestic violence, written by Regrette Etcetera
Seymour Centre, Sydney Mardi Gras 2014.
(click image, or here for more info)
Regrette interviewed for
(now moved to The Dangerlands Magazine)
“ART, SEX, DRUGS – THE POLITICS OF TRANSGENDER AND WHEN THINGS GET TOTALLY QUEER. THE GENIUS OF REGRETTE” an interview by Hannah Chapman,
(Photo by Lui Rincon)
Regrette interviewed for
“Werq The Runway Darling!: What Drones Taught Me about being a Better Tranny” An interview with Regrette Etcetera, by Rachael Sweting.
Vol. 33 No. 3, Sept. 2013
In Newsagencies now! buy online, or click the image below to read online.
by Elliot Hughes HD video, 2012.
(Watch full-size HERE)
This work was first shown as part of the solo exhibition “Containers of a Liquid Reality,” at Firstdraft Gallery, Sydney. “Containers of a Liquid Reality” documents the performance practices of participating individuals through the creation of interview-based documentaries. The work develops a dialogue about capitalist enclosure of physical space and about the way in which human bodies are treated within a capitalist system of economics. Through a discussion of their performance practices, the interviewees provide insights into the imaginative ways in which they redefine and reclaim their physicality. In addition to the video portraits, the exhibition features an architectural inversion that utilizes engineering principles first used in the creation of Gothic cathedrals. The exhibition as a whole explores the link between ideology and architecture.