Forget the dead this Halloween.
Feel the pulsing throb of something larger than life in KillJoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House.
Each Halloween radical evangelical groups build hell houses. These performer-animated installations showcase a gruesome retribution for the sins of fornication, abortion, suicide, occultism, and – of course – same-sex relationships.
This Halloween, Toronto based-artists Deirdre Logue and Allyson Mitchell reclaim this hellish scenario with their sex positive, trans inclusive, queer lesbian-feminist-fear-fighting celebration. Organized by ONE Archives in West Hollywood, KillJoy’s Kastle: A Lesbian Feminist Haunted House is designed to pervert, not convert. This haunted house of freaky feminist skill sharing and paranormal consciousness-raising reanimates the archive of lesbian herstory with all its wonders and thorny complications. Expect horror.
Holey Hell House!
Dare to be scared by gender-queer apparitions, ball-busting butches, and never-married, happy-as-hell spinsters. Get down on riot ghouls and radical vampiric grannies while channeling your inner consciousness hell-raiser. Each evening of nightmarishly non-assimilated lesbian mayhem will include multiple live performances from a spirited group of international and local weirdos.
Deep Lez becomes Creep Lez
Follow your demented women’s studies tour guide through the glorious and grisly KillJoy’s Kastle. Groups are welcome, especially the unruly kind. This ground-up, maximalist, not-to-be-missed haunted house – nailed, knit, and glued by a coven of dedicated feminists – provides a rare glimpse into this dystopic/utopic craftivist world-view.
KillJoy’s Kastle is a unique group-guided performance and we are not booking appointments in advance. Organizers encourage visitors to arrive early (it’s worth the wait!). In fact, they specifically advise guests to arrive by 8:30 p.m. to ensure entrance.
KillJoy’s Kastle originated in collaboration with, and through financial support of, the Art Gallery of York University (AGYU), Toronto. Support for this presentation of the KillJoy’s Kastle is provided by the City of West Hollywood through its Arts and Cultural Affairs Commission. Additional support is provided by The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and the ONE Archives Foundation.
Parking in Plummer Park is located in two lots, respectively, off Santa Monica Boulevard and North Vista Street. Street parking is also available. Additionally, visitors can park in The Gateway shopping center located at 7100 Santa Monica Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90046, where the first hour of parking is free, and walk five minutes down Santa Monica Boulevard to Plummer Park. Locals in West Hollywood might consider talking The PickUp, West Hollywood’s free weekend trolley on Santa Monica.