If You Put A Bag Over His Head: Phoenix Mayet zine talk & slideshow

IF YOU PUT A BAG OVER HIS HEAD – Objectifying Men in the Age of Terror, zine lecture and slideshow by Phoenix Mayet.
From the artist:
In its simplest form, objectification is regarding someone as a thing. In the case of sexual objectification, it begins with a gaze, one that consumes and obliterates the individual. The person is reduced, dehumanized, and made an item of erotic pleasure and/or repulsion.

Many feminists have explored the notion of the ‘female gaze’ and how it relates to the seemingly universal default ‘male gaze’. If You Put a Bag Over His Head began with a desire to identify my own unique gaze as a woman and feminist artist.

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I began by placing an ad for male models on Craigslist. I invited the men to my studio where I photographed them, nude, wearing handmade bags over their heads. With their faces covered, I was free to gaze at their bodies according to my interest and desire. As I worked, some questions arose:

How is male-dominance expressed and supported by our culture?
What function does sexual objectification serve?
What is terrorism and how does it differ from war?
How do we define torture and who are its victims?

For this presentation I will offer images and ephemera from the making of this zine along with some of the source material that informed my process. In addition, I hope to offer some thoughts about the questions above and talk about ways in which individuals can examine their own personal gaze and its repercussions for others and themselves.
Artist Phoenix Mayet (NH, USA, 1970) takes photographs that reflect her interest in sexuality, gender constructs, and the idea of the self. She lives and works in Dover, NH and her current projects include small constructions and still lifes.
Zines $8. Suggested door donation $5-10.


Sound Equipment Needed for Wrong Brain Headquarters

sound gear needed

Wrong Brain Headquarters has hosted dozens of live music shows since March – all on borrowed equipment! We would love to have our own sound gear that lives at HQ – can you donate any of these items? Email Andrew at music@wrongbrain.net –
-small mixer (example: yamaha mg10 or mg16)
-power amp, 2000 watts (example: behringer europower ep2000)
-powered stage monitors (example: behringer eurolive F1220D)
-microphones (example: sm58)
-speaker cables, XLR cables
-microphone stands

Death Cafe 8/2

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Come share fears, thoughts, joys and experiences about death in a safe and friendly environment.

At a Death Cafe people, often strangers, gather to eat cake, drink tea and discuss death. The objective is ‘to increase awareness of death with a view to helping people make the most of their (finite) lives’.

A Death Cafe is a group directed discussion of death with no agenda, objectives or themes. It is a discussion group rather than a grief support or counselling session.

Death Cafes are always offered:
– On a not for profit basis
– In an accessible, respectful and confidential space
– With no intention of leading people to any conclusion, product or course of action
– Alongside refreshing drinks and nourishing food – and cake!
– See more at: deathcafe.com

Donations accepted to cover the cost of refreshments.

Death Cafes are not for the recently bereaved, and are inappropriate for children. Bereavement groups can be found at local Hospice companies.

Spring Bizaare May 7!

Wrong Brain Spring BizaareCall to Vendors, Artists and PerformersSaturday, May 7, 2016, 11am-5pmMillspace, bottom level of the Newmarket Mills, Newmarket, NH

The Wrong Brain Bizaare is a semiannual multimedia arts open market, pop up gallery, music exhibition and creative celebration! We aim to bring you the strange, unconventional, underground, alternative and emerging of the Seacoast.

We are seeking vendors who offer – original art, prints, zines, RECYCLED/HANDMADE: pins, patches, clothing, accessories, toys, VINTAGE/LOCAL: clothing, records and cassettes, comics, books, skincare, food, etc. Other items are absolutely acceptable as long as they fit the Wrong Brain sensibility.
We are seeking pop-up gallery exhibitors with original art in frames or hanging fixtures.
We are seeking musicians and readers for live entertainment.

Vendor spaces:
10×10 – $60
6×4 – $30
Bring your own tables and chairs.
Some electricity is available upon request only.
Most spaces have access to wooden beams for hanging.

To apply to be a vendor, please submit the following to heywrongbrain@gmail.com
Business/artist name & location
What do you do?
What products will you sell?
How/why do you fit within Wrong Brain?
10×10 or 6×4?
Please attach 3-5 high quality, clear images.
Link to your website/blog/portfolio.
If you plan on sharing a space, please submit ONE application with BOTH of your info.

To apply to the pop-up gallery, please submit the following to heywrongbrain@gmail.com
Artist name & location
Up to 4 original works with title, size, medium, dimensions, price, and attached image for each piece.

To apply to perform music or readings, please submit the following to music@wrongbrain.net
Artist/band name & location
Short bio. How/why do you fit within Wrong Brain?
Link to hear your music/read your writing.

For other installation or performance ideas, please submit a proposal to heywrongbrain@gmail.com
Wrong Brain donates 3 vendor spaces to local non-profit groups & charities. Please apply as a vendor and include a request for donated space.
To all applicants:
Not all who apply will be accepted. Space and time are limited and we are seeking only those who are Wrong Brained. ALL APPLICATIONS DUE BY MONDAY, MARCH 21. Notifications of acceptance will be emailed by Wednesday, March 23.

Wrong Brain Has a Home!

Wrong Brain is excited to announce that we are renting a shared studio space in the Picker Building of the Washington Street Mills in Dover, NH! The studio will house 4-6 private artist spaces, a gallery wall, and a community area for collaborative art making, live music shows, workshops, meetings and more. The space has been adopted from artist Bailey Lewton of Evolution Decorum, who moved with his family to South Carolina. Bailey was a painter and sculptor who used reclaimed materials. The studio is filled with antiques, parts, scrap wood and metal and miscellaneous other treasures. We are having a workshop clean-out sale to make room for Wrong Brain & artists!

Saturday, January 23, 8am-8pm
Studio #103, Picker Building, 2 Washington Street, Dover NH


antique rocking chair
antique fans
large mirror
dropleaf dining table
antique snow shoes
vintage school desk/chairs
kitchen cabinets
lots of rustic tools
bins of vintage radio parts
vintage & antique lighting parts
several vintage projectors, blenders, phones
antique clock housings
bench grinder
scroll saw
misc. hand tools
vintage tool cabinets
antique stereo cabinet
pairs of crutches
assemblage sculptures by Bailey Lewton
sets of loose drawers
misc. small antiques & vintage items
misc. parts
misc. bolts, nuts, screws, nails

Some items will be priced, some will be negotiable. First come, first serve, everything must go!



Wrong Brain Headquarters WISH LIST:
Want to help out Wrong Brain? We need a few things to improve our new home! Can be used or new!
Small items needed:
white house paint
extension cords
power strips
trash bins
recycling bins
folding tables
folding chairs
large white boards
cash box

Big items wanted:
PA system: mixing board, speakers, microphones, cables
Xerox machine / copier
ventilation system & installation of
mini fridge

Contact Sam at heywrongbrain@gmail.com with donations and questions!
Facebook Event!

Parking: Please park on Washington Street. Walk through the pathway between Fury’s and the bridge – river will be on your right, Fury’s deck on your left. Enter through the brick building with the blue Rivermill sign. Take a left, go through two doors, and you’re in the studio. If you purchase a large item, you can pull up to the loading dock directly behind our studio.