timeline | releases & happenings

2003:

SPUNK NO.1

2004:

SPUNK NO.2

SPUNK NO.3
SPUNK NO.3 LAUNCH @ Galapagos Art Space, Brooklyn
— performers: Poleposition and Zenen
— DJ: Francisco Gutiérrez

SPUNK PRESENTS NEW MUSIC (CD)
— curated by Aaron Tilford and Jesus Martinez, featuring Poleposition, Stupid, Airiel, Zenen, Candy Gemelle, Lofi Spooker, Bastion, Boobytrap, Crush Proof Box, and Blow Up Hollywood

2006:

SPUNK NO.4

2008:

SPUNK NO.5
SPUNK NO.5 LAUNCH @ The Stonewall Inn, NYC
— video: CONSEQUENCES by Aaron Tilford and Karrin Ellertson
— DJ: Mandy Graves

2009:

SPUNK NO.6
SPUNK NO.6 LAUNCH @ envoy enterprises, NYC
— one-night exhibition of art from Spunk no.6 curated by Aaron Tilford
— performer: Vovete

2010:

SPUNK NO.7
SPUNK NO.7 LAUNCH @ envoy enterprises, NYC
— installation: pages from Spunk no.7
— performers: Joseph Keckler and LastO

2012:

EXPOSED: Spunk for the Black Party Expo (aka SPUNK NO.7.5)
ART + SIN: Black Party Posters 1981–2012 @ The Center, NYC
— original art from SPUNK NO.7.5 curated by Aaron Tilford

SPUNK NO.8
SPUNK NO.8 LAUNCH @ envoy enterprises, NYC
— video: BENEDICTION by Aaron Tilford and Mauricio A. Rodriguez
— live installation performance: FURNITURE CLOTHING by Robert Fontanelli

HOT ROD REPRISE: 25 poems by Roy Garrett @ The Phoenix, NYC
[in association with Bradford Nordeen’s Dirty Looks: On Location]
— readers: Mike Albo, Nick Burd, LastO, Casey Spooner, and Max Steele
— introduction: Aaron Tilford and Robert W. Richards

SPUNK/SUNDAY/SITUATION @ The Monster, NYC
[a collaboration with Rich King’s The Sunday Situation]
DJs: Rich King and Michael T
— videos: Aaron Cobbett, Joseph Keckler, Federico Nessi, Mike Nolan, Mauricio A. Rodriguez, and Aaron Tilford
— performer: Max Steele (from poems by Roy Garrett)

2013:

SPUNK FRIDAYS @ Nowhere Bar, NYC
DJ hosts: Aaron Tilford and Aaron Cobbett
— visual artists featured: Aaron Cobbett, COCKSNAUT, Jonathan Daniel Federico, Joseph Keckler, Mark C. Lindsey, Federico Nessi, Mike Nolan, Mauricio A. Rodriguez, AB Soto, and Aaron Tilford

THE DIRTY CARNIVAL
[a collaboration with BPX: Black Party Expo]
— curated by Aaron Tilford
— featured artists: Boyway, Leonard Cadiente, Paul Caranicas, Rick Castro, Rob Clarke, Robert Fontanelli, Scooter LaForge, Oat Montien, Chuck Nitzberg, Joe Oppedisano, Miguel Angel Reyes, Dan Romer, Austin Young
— short story by Mike Albo

THE BPX LIVE DRAWING CIRCLE
[in association with THE SAINT AT LARGE]
organizer: Aaron Tilford
— models: Jimmie Sprinkles, Nick Ford, Kaleb Storm
— participating artists: Neil Aristy, Brian Bednarek, Boyway, Rob Clarke, Robert Fontanelli, Gio Black Peter, Dan Halm, David Livingston, Chuck Nitzberg, Juan Quiceno

SPUNK NO.9
REVOLUTION: SPUNK NO.9 LAUNCH & EXHIBITION @ Leslie-Lohman Basement Annex
— 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
— performance: AB Soto

SPUNK: WORDS & MUSIC @ BGSQD
— readers: William Johnson (“Speaking Camp”), Joseph Keckler (“Andragon”), Max Steele (“King”), Aaron Tilford (“I’ve Chosen Disco”)
— performance: Evripidis and his Tragedies

Roy Garrett’s HOT ROD TO HELL @ Dixon Place, NYC
— readers: Mike Albo, Jonathan Daniel Federico, William Johnson, Brian Kenny, Scooter LaForge, Casey Spooner, Max Steele, Joey Stocks
— introduction: Robert W. Richards and Aaron Tilford
— original music: Lorant Duzgun
— after party DJ: Aaron Cobbett

2014:

SPUNK FOR VISUAL AIDS | Visual AIDS web gallery
— curated by Aaron Tilford
— featured artists: 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
— essay: “Eyes, Lilacs & Spunk: Queer Aesthetic from Suggestion into Abstraction” by Aaron Tilford

2015:

SPUNK NO.10
SPUNK NO.10 LAUNCH @ Eagle Bar NYC
— performers: Blue Jazz TV’s Synthetic Love Dream Ensemble, Joseph Keckler, AB Soto
— DJs: Aaron Cobbett, Lorant
— video screening: LAST TIME WE MET by Jasmine Hirst (7 minutes) starring Lydia Lunch and Dominic Cipolla
— video projections: Mike Nolan (Tecnoflesh)
— sound installation: NOT LIKE THAT, LIKE THIS (DREAM NO.10) by David Lackner and Aaron Tilford

INTERVIEW with Spunk’s Aaron Tilford in CRUSHfanzine > read it here

2016:

SPUNK NO.11

INTERVIEW with Spunk’s Aaron Tilford in Limestone Post > read it here

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