SPUNK NO.11: ANOTHER WORLD

•December 17, 2016 • Leave a Comment

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SPUNK NO.11: ANOTHER WORLD
OUT NOW
PURCHASE HERE

edited, curated & designed by Aaron Tilford

88 black and white pages + full color cover, 5.5 by 8.5 inches, edition of 300

cover: Elliott Green, Laughing Smoke (detail), oil on linen

contributors: Ron Amato, Darren Ankenbauer, Rachel Ankney, Sarah Baghdadi, Gilles Balmet, Mia Beach, Ed Bernstein, John Berry, Sam Bodenstein, Dietmar Busse, Tom Cardamone, Daniel Carson, Fabrice Cazenave, Rob Clarke, Aaron Cobbett, Gerald Collings, Steve Cox, Cute Brute, François-Henri Galland, Elliott Green, Hank Hudson, Simen Johan, Robert Kingsley, Naruki Kukita, Scott Ramsay Kyle, Anne Lamb, Yeni Mao, Thomas March, Chris McFarland, Lucas Michael, Sito Mújica, Gabrielle Muller, Enrico Nagel, Federico Nessi, Nik O Nik, Luca Gaetano Pira, Joe Radoccia, Carmine Santaniello, Robert Smith, Socatoba, Debby Thijs, Boris Torres, Julie van der Vaart, Mat Whiteley

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DREAM: SPUNK NO.10 LAUNCH

•April 1, 2015 • Leave a Comment

Spunk [arts] Magazine presents

DREAM: SPUNK NO.10 LAUNCH

Friday, May 1st, 2015

Eagle Bar NYC
554 West 28th Street
(between 10th & 11th Avenues)

7:00-10:00pm

Video screening 7:15 prompt:
LAST TIME WE MET by Jasmine Hirst (7 minutes)
starring Lydia Lunch and Dominic Cipolla
composition by David Lackner
lyrics written and performed by Lydia Lunch
musicians: Dominic Cipolla, Adrian Knight, David Lackner, Derek Vockins

Video projections 7:30-10:00:
MIKE NOLAN (Tecnoflesh)

Performances:
BLUE JAZZ TV’S SYNTHETIC LOVE DREAM ENSEMBLE
JOSEPH KECKLER
AB SOTO

DJs:
AARON COBBETT
LORANT (Royal Advisor Records)

Sound installation:
NOT LIKE THAT, LIKE THIS (DREAM NO.10)
by David Lackner and Aaron Tilford
writers: Kristian Hoffman, Regina Landi, Mark C. Lindsey, Aaron Tilford
voices: David Lackner, Regina Landi, Mark C. Lindsey, Eddie Lucas, Gabrielle Muller, Mike Nolan, Aaron Tilford

NO ONE UNDER 21 ADMITTED

SPUNK NO.10 will sell for $9 and is a limited edition of 500.

Spunk 10 cover

cover image: Allyson Anne Lamb

Contributors: Mike Albo, Carlos Aponte, Elise Boularan, Paul Caranicas, Walt Cassidy, Fabrice Cazenave, Aaron Cobbett, Luca Jacob Cogas, Anthony DiCapua, Mac Folkes, Robert Fontanelli, Benjamin Fredrickson, Judit García-Talavera, Simen Johan, Eric Johnson, Julià Panadès Julià, Naruki Kukita, Allyson Anne Lamb, Eddie Lucas, Marsorama, Enrico Nagel, Mike Nolan, Mel Odom, Alexis Penney, Nicholas A. Prakas, Harvey Redding, Miguel Angel Reyes, Socatoba, Emma Tapley, Diego Terros, Debby Thijs, Aaron Tilford, Boris Torres, Christopher J. Williams, Kari Zinser

pin-up: AB Soto

Spunk [arts] Magazine features original artwork and memoir-style writings revolving around the arts. Spunk is edited, curated, and designed by Aaron Tilford. It was started in New York City in the fall of 2003.

AB SOTO “QUEEN DADDY”

•January 13, 2015 • Leave a Comment

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In celebration of Spunk [arts] Magazine’s 10th issue, Royal Advisor Records has teamed up with LA rapper AB Soto to bring you “Queen Daddy” produced by DJ Lorant now available on iTunes. AB Soto was shot by photographer Aaron Cobbett for the issue’s centerfold.

SPUNK FOR VISUAL AIDS

•June 4, 2014 • Leave a Comment

Visual AIDS web gallery
Eyes, Lilacs & Spunk: Queer Aesthetic from Suggestion into Abstraction
curated by Aaron Tilford

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featuring the artwork of Stephen Andrews, Luis Carle, Ifrain Caraballoso,
Per Eidspjeld, Benjamin Fredrickson, Max Greenberg, John Hanning, Michael Harwood,
Peter Hujar, Scott Hunt, Darrell Jones, Kia Labeija, Luna Luis Ortiz, Carmine Santaniello,
George Towne, Jack Waddell, David Wojnarowicz, and Andrew Zealley.

VIEW THE GALLERY HERE

Aaron Tilford works as a graphic designer and art director in New York City. Since 2003 he’s been editing, designing, and producing Spunk [arts] Magazine. For Spunk he organizes events featuring artists, musicians, performers, and DJs; has directed and produced video shorts; and curated art shows at envoy enterprises, The Center, and the Leslie Lohman Basement Annex. In addition to Spunk, his art and writing have appeared in Exposed: The BPX Zine, the JOSH, Lambda Literary Review, and Mary Literary.

Each month, Visual AIDS invites a guest curator, drawn from both the arts and AIDS communities, to curate an online web gallery. The web gallery increases exposure for artists living with HIV to an international audience, keeps alive the work of those we have lost to AIDS, and continues the tradition of innovative collaborative work.

above: Stephen Andrews, Snakepit, xerox on latex, 1993

Roy Garrett’s HOT ROD TO HELL

•October 19, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Robert W. Richards and Aaron Tilford present

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Roy Garrett’s HOT ROD TO HELL

A scorching ride through the underbelly of the 70s underground
sex scene, from Times Square to the West Side piers.

Saturday, November 2nd, 2013, 10pm

@ Dixon Place
161 Chrystie Street (between Rivington and Delancey)

$12 advance, $15 door, info 212-219-0736
order advance tickets here

Young, beautiful, and naive, ROY GARRETT arrived in New York City, specifically Times Square, hungry to explore the sex and porn scenes he’d seen advertised in The Village Voice’s classified section. One of his first stops was the Gaiety Theater where, to his amazement, men offered him money for sex. From there it as a quick descent into the hedonistic hustling and porn industries which ultimately destroyed him. Throughout this turbulent period he wrote the poems that became HOT ROD TO HELL—as visceral and personal a record as any that exist of that moment in Gay History just before AIDS changed everything.

INTRODUCTION > Robert W. Richards and Aaron Tilford

READERS > Mike Albo, Jonathan Daniel Federico, William Johnson,
Brian Kenny, Scooter LaForge, Casey Spooner, Max Steele, Joey Stocks

ORIGINAL MUSIC > Lorant Duzgun

an AFTER PARTY will follow in the bar > with DJ Aaron Cobbett

SPUNK: WORDS & MUSIC @ BGSQD

•September 26, 2013 • Leave a Comment

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Spunk [arts] Magazine presents

SPUNK: WORDS & MUSIC

@ BGSQD: The Bureau of General Services – Queer Division
located at Cage, 83A Hester Street (between Allen and Orchard)

Saturday, October 12th, 2013

7:00pm (performance begins at 7:30pm sharp)

featuring:

WILLIAM JOHNSON
— reading “Speaking Camp” from Spunk issue no.7
JOSEPH KECKLER
— reading “Andragon” from Spunk issue no.8
MAX STEELE
— reading “King” from Spunk issue no.9
AARON TILFORD
— reading “I’ve Chosen Disco” from Spunk issue no.9

and a solo musical performance by EVRIPIDIS AND HIS TRAGEDIES
— art contributor to Spunk issue no.8

copies of SPUNK 8 & 9 will be available for purchase ($9)

beverages (beer, wine, sparkling water) by donation

REVOLUTION: SPUNK NO.9 LAUNCH & EXHIBITION

•June 27, 2013 • Leave a Comment

Spunk [arts] Magazine presents

REVOLUTION: SPUNK NO.9 LAUNCH & EXHIBITION

August 9th – 11th, 2013

Leslie/Lohman Basement Annex
127-B Prince Street (at Wooster Street)
New York City

curated by Aaron Tilford

Issue Launch/Exhibition Opening: Friday, August 9th, 6 – 8 pm

Performance: AB Soto

Exhibiting Artists: Paul Caranicas, Ricky Day, Robert Fontanelli, Gio Black Peter, Rory Golden, Dan Halm, Scott Hug, Simen Johan, Scooter LaForge, Chuck Nitzberg, Mike Nolan, Robert W. Richards, Dan Romer, Emma Tapley, George Towne, Petrito Zezus

Exhibition Hours: Saturday, August 10th & Sunday, August 11th, 12 noon – 6 pm

SPUNK NO.9 will sell for $9 and is a limited edition of 400.

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cover image: Enrico Nagel

SPUNK NO.9 Contributors: Elise Boularan, Paul Caranicas, Rick Castro, Fabrice Cazenave, Aaron Cobbett, Ricky Day, Delphine Delas, Robert Fontanelli, Colton Ford, Roy Garrett, Gio Black Peter, Rory Golden, Dan Halm, Cauro Hige, Scott Hug, Simen Johan, William Johnson, Scooter LaForge, Regina Landi, Colleen Longo, Marsorama, Sito Mújica, Enrico Nagel, Federico Nessi, Chuck Nitzberg, Mike Nolan, Paco y Manolo, Claudio Parentela, Miguel Angel Reyes, Robert W. Richards, Mauricio A. Rodriguez, Dan Romer, Christopher Schulz, Socatoba, Max Steele, Emma Tapley, Aaron Tilford, Thierry Tillier, George Towne, Petrito Zezus

Spunk [arts] Magazine features original artwork and memoir-style writings revolving around the arts. Spunk is edited, curated, and designed by Aaron Tilford. It was started in New York City in the fall of 2003.