Hello! Your new friends at ANDROMEDA SKY (Danni, Leah, and Alex) would like to welcome you to our debut ritual! Yes, our “band” is embarking on our first journey and we’d like for you to attend! This is it!

**SGNLS**
cosmic space time mind tunnels, alternative universes, dystopio-future***a furious mesh-mash of tangled wires, dislodge connections***if Orwell and Moroder did compositions for the Sex Pistols
http://www.toomodernworld.com/

**Good Night Stars Good Night Air**
real transient dreams, space star gazing planetarium psychedelia**if wind swept wisps made dance music remixes for Tangerine Dream

**Andromeda Sky**
debut outing for stellar witches**confusing transcendental noise and shambolic tectonics**if Massive Attack and Starhawk went to church with Sonic Youth

**Teenage Bigfoot**
all gnarled out wolf-mangle of urban sea pirates**skateboard shanties for the spike and claw sects
Teenagebigfoot.bandcamp.com

**Joyce Hatton**
interdimensional myriad mind-spaces fluctuating in heartbeat time**casual dream poet , primordial goddess of the universe

**April Anderson**
the eye

“The earth owes me nothing. I owe the earth”– Vinnie Paz

Hello! Your new friends at ANDROMEDA SKY (Danni, Leah, and Alex) would like to welcome you to our debut ritual! Yes, our “band” is embarking on our first journey and we’d like for you to attend! This is it!

**SGNLS**
cosmic space time mind tunnels, alternative universes, dystopio-future***a furious mesh-mash of tangled wires, dislodge connections***if Orwell and Moroder did compositions for the Sex Pistols
http://www.toomodernworld.com/

**Good Night Stars Good Night Air**
real transient dreams, space star gazing planetarium psychedelia**if wind swept wisps made dance music remixes for Tangerine Dream

**Andromeda Sky**
debut outing for stellar witches**confusing transcendental noise and shambolic tectonics**if Massive Attack and Starhawk went to church with Sonic Youth

**Teenage Bigfoot**
all gnarled out wolf-mangle of urban sea pirates**skateboard shanties for the spike and claw sects
Teenagebigfoot.bandcamp.com

**Joyce Hatton**
interdimensional myriad mind-spaces fluctuating in heartbeat time**casual dream poet , primordial goddess of the universe

**April Anderson**
the eye

“The earth owes me nothing. I owe the earth”– Vinnie Paz

Enjoy the literary side of science with writers Tamara Oakman, Grant Clauser, Chris McCreary, Bryan Dickey, Rasheedah Phillips, Kathryn Ionata, Kyrwin Sutherland, Matt Charles, and Maggie Eighteen selected by The Apiary Corp., Bedfellows, Philadelphia Stories, Gigantic Sequins, Cleaver Magazine, Thread Makes Blanket, Painted Bride Quarterly, The AfroFuturist Affair, Metropolarity and Fact-Simile Editions.

Writers respond to the prompt “What’s the Science?” to describe how they imagine (or prefer to imagine) various phenomena occur, collaboratively creating a new cosmology. From sweaty suns to train rainbows, you’re sure to delight in this new world.

Suggested donation $7-10

Read bios of the participants at length here: https://www.facebook.com/events/472004649618093

Enjoy the literary side of science with writers Tamara Oakman, Grant Clauser, Chris McCreary, Bryan Dickey, Rasheedah Phillips, Kathryn Ionata, Kyrwin Sutherland, Matt Charles, and Maggie Eighteen selected by The Apiary Corp., Bedfellows, Philadelphia Stories, Gigantic Sequins, Cleaver Magazine, Thread Makes Blanket, Painted Bride Quarterly, The AfroFuturist Affair, Metropolarity and Fact-Simile Editions.

Writers respond to the prompt “What’s the Science?” to describe how they imagine (or prefer to imagine) various phenomena occur, collaboratively creating a new cosmology. From sweaty suns to train rainbows, you’re sure to delight in this new world.

Suggested donation $7-10

Read bios of the participants at length here: https://www.facebook.com/events/472004649618093

4th AUX Curatorial Fellow Anthony Romero and Metropolarity present “Erasures.”
We are honored to have Metropolarity join us for an evening of sci-fi dreaming, scheming, and reading.

4th AUX Curatorial Fellow Anthony Romero and Metropolarity present “Erasures.”

We are honored to have Metropolarity join us for an evening of sci-fi dreaming, scheming, and reading.

Event: Metropolarity “Erasures”
Start: January 31, 2015 7:00 pm
End: January 31, 2015 10:00 pm
Cost: FREE
Venue: AUX
Phone: 215-238-1236
Address: 319 N 11th Street, Third Floor, Philadelphia, PA, 19107

what is “erasure”?

first, understand–your navigators:

Ras Masramani
**a vessel, a vast and veiny husk calcified in the rigorous vacuum of space, pulverized into turbid canals that pulsed star juice through galaxies, lands on a reef or at the obfuscated gate of a casino or social security office or the alien terrain of near africa.


Maggie Eighteen

**elastic silicone bands stretch over bones, attaching filamentous fibers to sinewy muscle. fire wire snakes through peripatetic systems while nanite swarms swim upstream through corroded, murky bone marrow.
http://cyborgmemoirs.com/

Rasheedah Phillips
**pilot weary with exploding artery coalesces from temporal residue, from chronal ephemera stretched through portals, diving through a wormhole pricked by errant light, birthed through a cone, surveyor solidified.
www.afrofuturistaffair.com

Alex Smith
**mythmaker with sudden sentience, emerges from the proud licks of the swamp, brandishing sick sigils and taking flight, the leaked last light of the lamp of the universe, a goddess in kevlar and neoprene, strafing the skies and embedded in our god pining hearts, in the stratosphere
http://theafterv3rse.tumblr.com/

all of this we have forgotten, all of this was erased.

On January 31, 2015, Metropolarity, a mercurial band of radical sci-fi architects and tantric electroglpyhs, together, with Anthony Romero, avant-activist and advanced idea technopilot, embarked on a mystical journey through time, space, and the biosphere to retrieve the stolen memories, the lost idea spark of the known universe. Because they lived in times where the voice of the oppressed (queer black and brown bodies; don’t trip) was muffled, cataloged and ultimately erased, where their lives were scrutinized, their skin and bodies criminalized and made alien, where their stories, long forgotten, were stolen and then retold and repackaged by interlopers, then sold back to them under the well-worn veil of diversity hashtags, the cosmonauts of Metropolarity geared up on a mission to shift the paradigm of their world, not to change it, but to right it’s course.

This is what happened. This is ERASURE.

anthony romero: anthonyjoelromero.tumblr.com

West Philly-based cartoonist Annie Mok reads from Screentests, her most fully-realized work to date. Annie’s comics are by turns quiet, raucous, funny, and sad, and always clear-eyed and nuanced.

“These stories, which could be incredibly heartbreaking with no relief, instead give the reader hope.” – Mey Rude, Autostraddle

She’s joined by the incredible creators Ras Mashramani (metropolarity.net), R.Phillips (AfroFuturistAffair.com), and Alex*Laser Life (theafterv3rse.tumblr.com), of the Philly-based queer sci-fi crew Metropolarity; O. Horvath (Spurt of Blood), “hysterical cartoonist / pvd”; and Khristina Acosta of the Philly/NJ-based PoC-only zine distro No Shame Distro (facebook.com/noshamedistro), reading from her zine The Birthday Party.

A Q&A and signing will follow the readings.

Annie’s work can be found at www.cargocollective.com/heyanniemok, http://heyanniemok.tumblr.com, and @HeyAnnieMok on twitter.

Please note that some stories read at the event may be triggering.