Community Action Center
27 March 2017

A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner

screening co-presented by Feminist Art Gallery (FAG), Pleasure Dome, Good for Her,
and Workman Arts, 24/09/2011

exhibition co-presented by
Feminist Art Gallery (FAG)
and Pleasure Dome
24/09/ — 29/10/2011

gluten free muffin top and herbal tea walk through with
Steiner and Burns, 25/09/2011

co-curated by Deirdre Logue, Allyson Mitchell, Julia Paoli,
Carly Whitefield, Erik Martinson,
Kevin Hegge


The Toronto debut of Community Action Center (2010, 69:00), a sociosexual video by A.K. Burns and A.L. Steiner that explores the erotics of queer sexuality through an intergenerational cast. Drawing on earlier experiments in queer pornography seen in the work of Fred Halsted, Jack Smith, James Bidgood and Joe Gage, Community Action Center explores and exposes the limits and accepted paradigms of feminism, collectivism, pornography and sexual identity. The result is an intimate representation of a community of friends, lovers and collaborators.

The video is set to a soundtrack of music by Chicks on Speed, Effi Briest, Electrelane, K8 Hardy, Lesbians on Ecstasy, Light Asylum, MEN, Motherland, NGUZUNGUZU, I.U.D. (Lizzi Bougatsos & Sadie Laska), Kinski and Thee Majesty (Genesis P-Orridge), with original compositions by Justin Bond, Nick Hallett & Sam Greenleaf Miller, Ashland Mines & Wu Tsang, Sergei Tcherepnin and Tri-State Area.


*Information on
Community Action Center zine
edited by Julia Paoli
available here.