Scope out smut-lit and listen to naked jazz at the very-first Brooklyn Dirty Book Fair this weekend.
photography john edmonds, published by matte magazine
Greenpoint library's $5 million expansion isn't even the most pulse-accelerating book news coming to the north Brooklyn neighborhood. This weekend marks the inaugural edition of the Brooklyn Dirty Book Fair, a massive NSFW showcase of indie zines, literature, and photography, plus performances by erotic artists. Artist and curator Matthew Leifheit has lined up a "live cake sitting" by Lindsay Dye, a reading of Larissa Pham's erotic Yale novel Fantasian, a smutty short film showcase, and the world premiere of "American Cuck" by performance artist M. Lamar. The two-day event will be soundtracked by classical and jazz musicians, but don't get too excited, prudes — they'll be plucking those strings in the buff.
The most shocking part of the Brooklyn Dirty Book Fair might be that it's Brooklyn's first dirty book fair. Sex-positive reading/viewing material has been circulating at other indie publishing showcases for a minute, while magazines like Berkeley Poole and Sarah Nicole Prickett's Adult are taking an uncensored, female-friendly approach to the erotic glossy world. Though no one has thought to turn the demand for such content into a full-on fair, until now.
Matthew's diverse art-centric lineup includes Vivian Fu, Azikiwe Mohammed, Signe Pierce, Chloe Wise, and John Edmonds. There's an afterparty too, and don't expect it to be anticlimactic — it's an all-inclusive sex party, complete with a Blue Oyster Popper Bar. Check out the Facebook event page for details.
Energy Solutions 1-3pm
Larissa Pham, "Fantasian," 4pm
Hot Topix: Short Films curated by Michael Thomas Vassallo 7-9pm
*Afterparty Hosted by NYC INFERNO 10pm-5am*
Darnell Haynes 1-3pm
Lindsay Dye LIVE CAKE SITTING 5pm
M Lamar: American Cuck (World Premiere) 6pm
Text Hannah Ongley
Images courtesy of Brooklyn Dirty Book Fair