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January 28, 2023

Dystopia: A Live Conversation with Patricia McManus. (Online and In Person. 28th February 2023)

In this session we will be talking to Patricia McManus about the politics of dystopian fictions, their relationship to utopian literature and what theorists like Theodore […]
January 4, 2023

Rap Music, Censorship, Abolitionism and Radical Listening: A Live Conversation with Wanda Canton (Online and in Person — 7th February 2023)

Rap music has often been heard in conjunction with issues of policing and criminality.  Sometimes as a theme addressed within the music, or critically engaged with […]
January 2, 2023

Remade In America: American Surrealism. A Live Conversation with Joanna Pawlik (In-Person and Online – 17th January 2023)

“Surrealism means revolution, not spectator sports.”  — protest slogan used outside the Dada, Surrealism and Their Heritage show in 1968 Surrealism was a radical art movement […]
December 30, 2022

Exploding Appendix Program 2023 (January to June)

Exploding Appendix is back for 2023. As always, all are welcome to our free sessions which take place every three weeks on a Tuesday.  Exploding Appendix […]
December 23, 2022

Cesspit Alley

Homaging filmmakers like George Kuchar, Mike Kuchar, John Waters, Jack Smith, Richard Elfman and the Cockettes, the Exploding Appendix players gathered together to produce their own […]
November 20, 2022

The Exploding Appendix Annual Dada Cabaret and Christmas Party (In Person and Online – 13th December 2022)

Image. Section from Marcel Janco, Cabaret Voltaire, 1916 In time honored tradition, Exploding Appendix welcomes you to their fourth night of art and anti-art, participatory creativity […]
November 5, 2022

The Birthday Party: An Exploding Appendix Special with Bradley Tuck (In-Venue and on-line interactive session. 22nd November 2022)

Original photo by Gabriella Matei . Design by Carolann Bossom In 2017,  Bradley Tuck founded Exploding Appendix. Part of the idea behind the project was to […]
October 25, 2022

Podcast 38: Arab Art and Posters in 1960s Post-Colonial Beirut and Lebanon’s Civil War (1975-1990) with Zeina Maasri

Poster illustration by Helmi Tourni In her writings on both 1960s post-colonial Lebanon and the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) Zeina Maasri has produced numerous fascinating books […]
October 18, 2022

…And Fuck Off a Second Time: Collaborative Notes on Fashion and Dissent (In-Person and Online Interactive session. 1st November 2022)

Photographer: Neil Philip Whitehead. Model Bradley Tuck. For “Fuck Off“. In 2015, in an attempt to subvert Fashion Magazines like i-D, Dazed and Vogue, a group […]
October 1, 2022

Critiquing Psycho: A Multimedia Presentation and Conversation (In Venue and Online – 11th October 2022)

Alfred Hitchcock’s 1960 film Psycho, with its combination of sex, violence, suspense and playful subversion of audience expectations has become one of the most iconic and critically […]
September 6, 2022

Podcast 37: Christopher Lasch, Narcissism & the Politics of Culture w/ Shalon van Tine & C. Derick Varn

Christopher Lasch was a writer and cultural critic, who is best known for his 1979 best-seller, The Culture of Narcissism: American Life in an Age of […]
September 2, 2022

Arab Art and Posters in 1960s Post-Colonial Beirut and Lebanon’s Civil War (1975-1990). A Conversation with Zeina Maasri (In Venue and Online – 21th September 2022)

In her writings on both 1960s post-colonial Lebanon and the Lebanese Civil War (1975-1990) Zeina Maasri has produced numerous fascinating books exploring the development of posters […]
July 30, 2022

“Anna Mendelssohn Witness Out-of-the-Box” with John Barker and Sara Crangle. In Venue and Online – 19th July 2022)

“What did Robespierre think? When Egypt prepared to choose a ship, same oar, the old does YOU JAZZ POET OF THE LATE black patent swashbuckle evening, […]
July 6, 2022

Christopher Lasch, Narcissism, and the Politics of Culture with Shalon van Tine and C. Derick Varn. (In Venue and Online – 19th July 2022)

Notwithstanding his occasional illusions of omnipotence, the narcissist depends on others to validate his self-esteem. He cannot live without an admiring audience. His apparent freedom from […]
June 16, 2022

Subversive Fragments: Film Screening and Discussion Concerning Notes, Lists, Manifestos, Encyclopaedias and Appendices (In person and Online Film Screening and Discussion – 28th June 2022)

 “Exploding Appendix is the Subsidiary Remnants of a philosophical masterpiece. Part wasteland of the once refined, part architecture built of dismembered pieces.” First Rehearsal for an […]
May 22, 2022

Podcast 36: In this Market of Fleas, Selling Klezmer CDs: A Conversation with Daniel Kahn

In this podcast, we wander alongside Daniel Kahn, a Yiddish musician, playwright, poet and translator. His music is entangled with his heritage in a myriad of […]
May 17, 2022

Podcast 35: Queer Bloomsbury w/ Madelyn Detloff

The Bloomsbury Group was a loose network of artists, writers, and intellectuals who lived, worked or studied in Bloomsbury in London. Comprised of Thoby Stephen, Adrian […]
May 15, 2022
Rinne Groff and Leslie Boxbaum in Total Fictional Lie (1998) by Elvaror Repair Survice. Image (c) John Collins

Thinking through the Poetics of Failure with Sara Jane Bailes (In-venue and Online – 7th June 2022)

“Failure works.” Sara Jane Bailes notes in her 2011 book Performance Theatre and the Poetics of Failure. To say that failure works suggests that there might […]
May 5, 2022
Photo by Veronica Teo for Disrupted Rhyrhms

Expanded Work in Progress Session. (In-venue and Online – 17th May 2022)

. In this session we invite people to share projects that they are working on. This could be an essay or piece of research, a scientific […]
April 4, 2022

Eroticism|Anxiety. Interactive Film, Performance and Discussion with Bradley Tuck (and others). (In-venue and Online – 3rd May 2022)

“I’ve never encountered anyone whose work has so much anxiety around sensual erotic pleasure as yours does, because every time there’s anything in a performance you […]