Remote Intimacies: Support Wetness

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Welcome to the Support Wetness Hotline! Call 1-844-WET-NISS for audio performances by Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo and HH Hiassen

About this Event
We are so excited to have you take part in a series of performances over the air waves of our 1-844-WET-NISS number! Support Wetness will launch its first project, in collaboration with the Remote Intimacies performance series organized by One Archives at USC Libraries and Leslie-Lohman Museum of Art.

From February 4th-7th, with just a dial, you can dive right into our watery dreams, manifestos, meditation and conversations. (Transcript here for access purposes.)

On the final day, February 7th, hydrate with a live Q&A on ZOOM by your local Wetness representatives, HH Hiaasen and Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo. REGISTER HERE

As we take you on an aquatic and abolitionist journey, we invite you to jump in and turn this listening into action! Support Wetness will be supporting Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project and Soldiers of Pole, fund drive style! After you take a listen, we encourage you to open up your wallets and financially support the incredible they do to support, fund and house, queer, trans, non-binary, Black, indigenous, people of color sex workers!

Nectar Support Network ~ Wetness as abolition ~Tear Erotica

Wetness meditation and tools for how to take part in supporting queer, trans, non-binary, Black, Indigenous, people of color sex workers.

Leave a voicemail with your own questions about supporting wetness & listen in as the local representatives answer them LIVE!

To donate to Transgender Gender-Variant & Intersex Justice Project and Soldiers of Pole, please follow these links below:

Artist bios:

HH Hiaasen is an interdisciplinary artist whose work is activated by the exposure of their queer body within public space: its underlying desire, labor and grief. Informed by a BFA in fiber from Maryland Institute College of Art (2014), their practice oscillates between performance and textiles. In 2016, they started a conceptual, anti-uniform line called "Ventilated Workwear" that became a financially solvent profession. As an experiment in queer survival, they Ventilated Workwear full-time for one year. Their other performances have shown nationally and internationally, exhibiting at Freie Universitat, Berlin, Germany (2015); Yale School of Art (2016), New Haven, CT; The Poetry Project, NY (2020); a 15-city, cross-mid-country tour with NY-based performer Jennifer Vanilla (2018). Freshly moved from Lenape land (Brooklyn, NY), they currently live on Powhattan land (Richmond, VA) pursuing an MFA in Graphic Design at Virginia Commonwealth University.  @studio.hh 

Lukaza Branfman-Verissimo (she/her/they/them) is a queer, black, artist, activist, educator, storyteller & curator who lives and works between Ohlone Land [Oakland, CA] and Powhatan Land [Richmond,VA]. Branfman-Verissimo’s work is informed by their commitment to craft and community, engagement with society, and interests in storytelling and cultural geography. Their work has been included in exhibitions and performances at EFA Project Space [New York City, NY], Leslie Lohman Museum for Gay & Lesbian Art [New York City, NY], Konsthall C [Stockholm, Sweden], Yerba Buena Center for the Arts [San Francisco, CA] and Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive [Berkeley, CA], amongst others. They are currently getting their MFA from Virginia Commonwealth University in Richmond, VA. @blukaza 


Remote Intimacies is a series of new and experimental performances created specifically for online viewing and commissioned and co-organized by the ONE Archives at USC Libraries and the Leslie Lohman Museum of Art in New York. Debuting October 7 on Zoom, the invited artists will explore how to sustain intimacy in these highly mediated times and how to imagine opportunities for communion across temporal and geographic distances. The series takes its title from scholar Karen Tongson’s theory on the powerful resonance of shared consumption and their capacity to “bring people, things, and concepts together, even if space and time dictates their dispersal and isolation." Previous participants include Brontez Purnell (October); Joseph Liatela (November); and Mikki Yamashiro (December). This series is organized and introduced by Stamatina Gregory, Chief Curator and Director of Programs at the Leslie Lohman Museum, Alexis Bard Johnson, Curator and Jeanne Vaccaro, postdoctoral fellow at the ONE Archives at the USC Libraries.