DING DONG
performances by guys and a gal of various genders
about their not-so private parts

Mark I. Chester studio
1229 Folsom St., San Francisco
415-621-6294


Performer Bios

Twincest
horehound stillpoint
Logan Knight
Carol Queen
Kirk Read with friends
Mark I. Chester


Twincest is a collaboration between artists Jez Lee and Shawn Tamaribuchi. Their work is an exploration of sameness and desire though mediums including movement, images, objects and sound. Twincest conjoined in 2005 and their first work, Limerance, was hailed in the San Francisco Bay Guardian’s "Top Ten" for Dance. They perform throughout the San Francisco Bay Area for numerous events and benefits at The Traveling Erotic Art Show (SF), SomArts Cultural Center, LGBT Center, CounterPULSE, Femina Potens, El Rio, Jon Sims Center, and the Center for Sex & Culture. Twincest appears on panels with topics such as Asian American identity, pornography, risk-taking art, trans and gender-variant community, and censorship. The pair often make appearances at sex-positive locations and are a hot item within queer porn movers and shakers.

The duo's reputation often proceeds them -- audience members have been known to faint or walk out or become obviously aroused. Their work has been called "daring, hot, rough and unexpected" and "intense, beautiful and disturbing". Through reflection, response, and processing the intimacies of their love, their work results in a public display that is honest, intelligent, explicit, and intended for mature audiences.
http://www.twincest.net

Horehound Stillpoint's poetry and stories have been collected in many anthologies, his plays have been performed in San Francisco’s Fringe Festivals, he’s been on the SF team twice at the National Poetry Slam, his mini-book Reincarnation Woes, illustrated by KRK Ryden and published by Kapow! Press, is not quite impossible to find, but mostly Hore just continues to work on becoming his version of an unknown legend.


Logan Knight is a 24 year old transman from Georgia. He is a photographer, a storyteller, a mama's boy and a handiman. He doesn't write poetry.  For him, trying to write poetry is like getting a chicken to fly - ungraceful and doomed from the beginning. He's unpublished which he hopes is only for lack of effort.


Carol Queen got a doctorate in sexology so she could impart more realistic detail to her smut. She's the author or editor of 11 books, most recently the to-be-released 5 Minute Erotica 2, and most relevantly The Leather Daddy and the Femme, which won a Firecracker Alternative Book Award. She co-founded and directs the Center for Sex & Culture and is Staff Sexologist at Good Vibrations.

Mark I Chester is a fine art gay radical sex photographer, digital photographer, underground artist, writer and performer who uses his space to exhibit his own work and the work of other gay and/or emerging and/or sexual artists.

Kirk Read is the author of "How I Learned to Snap" and is finishing his next book "This is the Thing." He grew up in Virginia and has lived in San Francisco for the past 8 years. He has worked as an HIV counselor at St. James Infirmary, a free clinic for sex workers. He co-hosts the queer open mics Smack Dab and K'vetsh. Earlier this year, he traveled to 32 cities with the Sex Workers Art Show. He frequently performs all over the city with a mixture of storytelling, memoir, raveup and rant. He is days away from finishing his MFA in creative writing at SF State.
http://www.kirkread.com