I would refuse to go to a homophobic heaven.
Desmond Tutu


Lore, Cate Shortland, 2012


Царь, Павла Лунгина, 2009


Shutters shut and open so do queens

Shutters Shut - choreography by Sol León & Paul Lightfoot, choreographers at Nederlands Dans Theater (NDT)

Gertrude Stein, "If I Told Him: A Completed Portrait of Picasso" (first published in Vanity Fair in 1924)

  If I told him would he like it. Would he like it if I told him.
  Would he like it would Napoleon would Napoleon would would he like it.
  If Napoleon if I told him if I told him if Napoleon. Would he like it if I 
told him if I told him if Napoleon. Would he like it if Napoleon if Napoleon 
if I told him. If I told him if Napoleon if Napoleon if I told him. If I told 
him would he like it would he like it if I told him.
  Not now.
  And now.
  Exactly as as kings.
  Feeling full for it.
  Exactitude as kings.
  So to beseech you as full as for it.
  Exactly or as kings.
  Shutters shut and open so do queens. Shutters shut and shutters and so 
shutters shut and shutters and so and so shutters and so shutters shut and 
so shutters shut and shutters and so. And so shutters shut and so and also. 
And also and so and so and also.
  Exact resemblance. To exact resemblance the exact resemblance as exact 
as a resemblance, exactly as resembling, exactly resembling, exactly in 
resemblance exactly a resemblance, exactly and resemblance. For this is so. 
  Now actively repeat at all, now actively repeat at all, now actively repeat 
at all.
  Have hold and hear, actively repeat at all.
  I judge judge.
  As a resemblance to him.
  Who comes first. Napoleon the first.
  Who comes too coming coming too, who goes there, as they go they share, who 
shares all, all is as all as as yet or as yet.
  Now to date now to date. Now and now and date and the date.
  Who came first. Napoleon at first. Who came first Napoleon the first. 
Who came first, Napoleon first.
  Exactly do they do.
  First exactly.
  Exactly do they do too.
  First exactly.
  And first exactly.
  Exactly do they do.
  And first exactly and exactly.
  And do they do.
  At first exactly and first exactly and do they do.
  The first exactly.
  And do they do.
  The first exactly.
  At first exactly.
  First as exactly.
  As first as exactly.
  As presently.
  As as presently.
  He he he he and he and he and and he and he and he and and as and as he 
and as he and he. He is and as he is, and as he is and he is, he is and as he 
and he and as he is and he and he and and he and he.
  Can curls rob can curls quote, quotable.
  As presently.
  As exactitude.
  As trains
  Has trains.
  Has trains.
  As trains.
  As trains.
  As proportions as presently.
  Father and farther.
  Was the king or room.
  Farther and whether.
  Was there was there was there what was there was there what was there 
was there there was there.
  Whether and in there. 
  As even say so.
  I land.
  I land.
  The land.
  The land.
  The land.
  I land.
  I land.
  I land.
  I land.
  As a so.
  They cannot.
  A note.
  They cannot.
  A float.
  They cannot.
  They dote.
  They cannot.
  They as denote.
  Miracles play.
  Play fairly.
  Play fairly well.
  A well.
  As well.
  As or as presently.
  Let me recite what history teaches. History teaches.

Isola Corpo


Australian scenery & Aboriginals / [photogr.] J. W. Lindt, [Melbourne], [ca 1875-1890] http://gallica.bnf.fr/ark:/12148/btv1b8447085f



Monkey Girl in Terra Nullius

Jacqui Stockdale, Monkey Girl in Terra Nullius, oil on linen, 195 x 140cm, 2007


Jacqui Stockdale

The Quiet Wild

Jacqui Stockdale

The Water diary

The World is Round

The World is Round, pocket opera, adapted from Gertrude Stein's book by Scott Feldsher and Pea Hicks, with music by Pea Hicks. 
Staged by Sledgehammer Theater & OperaZero as part of the 2002 ASK Common Ground Festival at UCLA


Si tu reencarnas

Dali se desdibuja
su burbuja
al desconfiar latidos
Dali se decolora
porque esta lavadora
no distingue tejidos
el se da cuenta
y asustado se lamenta
los genios no deben morir
son mas de ochenta
los que curvan tu osamenta
"Eungenio" Salvador Dali.

Bigote rocococo
de donde acaba el genio
a donde empieza el loco
mirada deslumbrada
de donde acaba el loco
a donde empieza el hada
en tu cabeza se comprime la belleza
como si fuese una olla expres
y es el vapor que va saliendo por la pesa
magica luz en Cadaques.

Si te reencarnas en cosa
hazlo en lapiz o en pincel
y Gala de piel sedosa
que lo haga en lienzo o en papel
si te reencarnas en carne
vuelve a reencarnarte en ti
que andamos justos de genios
"Eungenio" Salvador Dali.

Realista y surrealista
con luz de impresionista
y trazo impresionante
delirio colorista
colirio y oculista
de ojos delirantes
en tu paleta mezclas misticos ascetas
con ballonetas y con tetas
y en tu cerebro Gala Dios y las pesetas
buen catalan anacoreta.

Si tu reencarnas en cosa
hazlo en lapiz o en pincel
Y Gala de piel sedosa
que lo haga en lienzo o en papel
si te reencarnas en carne
vuelve a reencarnarte en ti
que andamos juntos de genios
queremos que estes aqui
"Eungenio" Salvador Dali.

The Auto-Interview

Chemical castration

Enigma codebreaker Alan Turing to be given posthumous pardon
Government indicates support for backbench bill to pardon mathematician who took his own life after indecency case
  Nicholas Watt, chief political correspondent 
  The Guardian, Friday 19 July 2013 20.03 BST

Alan Turing helped code-breakers to crack the German Enigma code
Alan Turing, the Enigma codebreaker who took his own life after being convicted of gross indecency under anti-homosexuality legislation, is to be given a posthumous pardon.
The government signalled on Friday that it is prepared to support a backbench bill that would pardon Turing, who died from cyanide poisoning at the age of 41 in 1954 after he was subjected to "chemical castration".
Lord Ahmad of Wimbledon, a government whip, told peers that the government would table the third reading of the Alan Turing (statutory pardon) bill at the end of October if no amendments are made. "If nobody tables an amendment to this bill, its supporters can be assured that it will have speedy passage to the House of Commons," Ahmad said.
The announcement marks a change of heart by the government, which declined last year to grant pardons to the 49,000 gay men, now dead, who were convicted under the 1885 Criminal Law Amendment Act. They include Oscar Wilde.
Ahmad told peers: "Alan Turing himself believed that homosexual activity would be made legal by a royal commission. In fact, appropriately, it was parliament which decriminalised the activity for which he was convicted. The government are very aware of the calls to pardon Turing, given his outstanding achievements, and have great sympathy with this objective ... That is why the government believe it is right that parliament should be free to respond to this bill in whatever way its conscience dictates and in whatever way it so wills."
The government threw its weight behind the private member's bill, promoted by the Liberal Democrat peer Lord Sharkey, after a debate that featured a contribution from a peer who worked at Bletchley Park. Lady Trumpington told peers: "The block I worked in was devoted to German naval codes. Only once was I asked to deliver a paper to Alan Turing, so ... I cannot claim that I knew him. However, I am certain that but for his work we would have lost the war through starvation."
Turing broke German ciphers using the bombe method, which allowed the code-breakers to crack the German Enigma code. His colleague Tommy Flowers built the Colossus computer. Ahmad described Turing as "one of the fathers, if not the father, of computer science".
Sharkey has campaigned for a pardon after being taught mathematics at Manchester University in the 1960s by Robin Gandy, Turing's only doctoral student, who became a close friend and was the executor of his will.
Sharkey said: "As I think everybody knows, he was convicted in 1952 of gross indecency and sentenced to chemical castration. He committed suicide two years later. The government know that Turing was a hero and a very great man. They acknowledge that he was cruelly treated. They must have seen the esteem in which he is held here and around the world."


Alan Turing, le père de l'informatique moderne, devrait recevoir le pardon du Royaume-Uni à titre posthume
Publié par Christophe Martet
Pendant la Seconde Guerre mondiale, ce mathématicien déchiffra le code secret des Allemands. Condamné à la castration chimique pour homosexualité, il se donne la mort en 1954.

L'information publiée par The Guardian devrait ravir tous les geeks de la planète mais aussi et surtout les LGBT. Alan Turing, père de l'informatique moderne, mathématicien de génie, qui aida à déchiffrer le code allemand Enigma durant la Seconde Guerre Mondiale, devrait recevoir le pardon du Royaume-Uni à titre posthume. Après la guerre, celui qui contribua à la victoire des Alliés sur les nazis fut condamné à subir en 1952 une castration chimique parce qu'il était homosexuel. Deux ans plus tard, il se suicide.
LE PARDON POUR 49000 HOMOSEXUELS?_Vendredi 19 juillet, le gouvernement britannique a indiqué qu'il était prêt à soutenir une proposition de pardon pour Alan Turing. Selon les observateurs, cela marque un changement dans l'attitude du gouvernement qui l'année dernière encore, avait refusé le pardon à 49000 homosexuels qui avaient subi les foudres de la justice et furent condamnés au titre de la loi de 1885 qui pénalisait les actes homosexuels. Parmi eux figure Oscar Wilde. Toujours en 2012, à l'occasion du centenaire de la naissance de Turing, le gouvernement avait refusé de lui accorder son pardon.
Selon un porte parole du gouvernement, le projet de pardon concernant Alan Turing,  pourrait être examiné au mois d'octobre.