Being played for the first time, the Norm Tape Collection is an autobiographical erotic audio project documenting discreet anonymous sex between men in Pennsylvania and New York during through the 1980s. Join us for this special one-time only listening session cohosted by artist Clint Fisher, Harrison Apple, and Tim Haggerty from the Pittsburgh Queer History Project as part of the MS89 series. In a departure from our usual format, Clint and the PQHP will share these tapes and guide us to listen to them as one of many examples of non-visual and anonymized pornography created out of underground sexual culture.
The MS 89 series is a live & in-person only nightclub archives screening event that pays community members to host screenings and discussions of tapes that they had a hand in creating. Pushing back against the tendency to consume archives, MS 89 packs together to watch and rewatch as a ritual in creating new intergenerational friendships via our shared desire for a shared past. It’s dark, it’s social, and you’re gonna love it.