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A THOUSAND TINY SEXES
A publication edited by Jaimes Mayhew and kanarinka
CALL FOR WORK
To imagine that there are only two sexes - M & F - is an absurdity.
There are at least 1000 sexes. The daily lived reality of transgender
and intersexual people (and gay, lesbian, queer and all other people,
for that matter) proves this over and over again, yet many people
continue to operate as if 'M' and 'F' are the only sexes, the only
options, the only expressions, the only goals, the only way ("the way
Help us imagine 1000 more sexes. Describe them, imagine them, invent
them, publish them, use them, realize them, perform them.
A Thousand Tiny Sexes is an art-book-research-action project to
collect and publish 1000 proposals for TINY SEXES which are not Male
or Female. We are setting out to collect a thousand more sexes -
imaginary ones, as-yet-unrealized ones, or real ones- in the hopes
that these one thousand might make for one thousand more after that.
In so doing, we hope to contribute to a collective reimagining of sex
as a legal, biological, political, economic, cultural, and political
ABOUT THE PUBLICATION
The collection of A Thousand Tiny Sexes will be published as a book
with an introductory essay by the editors, Jaimes Mayhew and
kanarinka. We are seeking publishers. The publication will be
available for sale once published. Submissions must meet the criteria
below and the editors reserve the right to reject any submission.
GUIDELINES FOR SUBMISSION
* Deadline: No deadline, we will keep collecting until we have 1000
* You may not propose a sex such as Male or Female that has been
legally codified and naturalized as "the way things are".
* You may propose "in-between" sexes which are combinations of Male-
Female, but we will favor sexes that seek to entirely reimagine sex
as a biological, cultural, political, and social category.
* Multiple submissions OK.
* We prefer visual submissions to text, though both are ok. Diagrams
and drawings with fine lines are especially encouraged.
* Original artwork will not be returned.
HOW TO SUBMIT
* Download and Complete the submission form on the website - www.
* Attach your Drawing, Image or Text. 1.5 inches x 1.5 inches (3.8 cm
x 3.8 cm) or less in dimensions. B&W, no Color.
* Email 300dpi electronic submissions to firstname.lastname@example.org or
mail them to: Jaimes Mayhew, 102 Longwood Ave #3, Brookline, MA, 02446.
* Email us at email@example.com
* Visit the site at www.1000tinysexes.com
IN CASE YOU WERE WONDERING ABOUT THE TITLE
"If we consider the great binary aggregates, such as the sexes or
classes, it is evident that they also cross over into molecular
assemblages of a different nature, and that there is a double
reciprocal dependency between them. For the two sexes imply a
multiplicity of molecular combinations bringing into play not only
the man in the woman and the woman in the man, but the relation of
each to the animal, the plant, etc.: a thousand tiny sexes."
(Deleuze and Guattari, A Thousand Plateaus).
"There is nothing about a binary gender system that is given."
(Judith Butler, Undoing Gender)