About this project
Worse Than Queer pairs up ten international video artists with local
Basically interested people-- that could be a group of
friends, an art gallery, an academic institution, or dive-bar—calls us and
tells us they want to put on a WTQ event!We send them the WTQ Box Kit which includes, everything they
need to throw the event. Included
is a DVD with our ten international vide artists, a data cd with all of the
graphics and images needed for promotional posters and handbills—so each city
can customize their own show. Then it’s up to the host of the local event to
find performance talent, a venue and an audience! Mix it all together and you
have a Worse Than Queer Event!! A night aimed at pushing the boundaries of the
word queer. WTQ events are slated to happen in San Francisco (duh) Sydney,
Australia, Houston, Chicago and L.A. In fact, the Worse Than Queer proto-type & DVD made it's debut at the Queer Cultural Center's QIY-Queer It Yourself: Tools for Survival exhibit as part of the 2011 National Queer Arts Festival held in San Francisco! click here to check it out and read the ARTIST BIOS
THIS IS WHERE YOU COME IN...These shows are only the beginning, Worse Than Queer aims to
put on 150 events in the next year. 150 x Money for DVD replication, DVD
packaging, Box Kit Production, National and International shipping, a video
projector to take on the road, printing for posters and handbills.
With the help of these funds, we will get even more artists involved...we can pay an artist to design/silk-screen the box mailers, another artist to design the DVD cover, and send the boxes out to host cities/groups that will get together performers local to their area to accompany the DVD screening.
With the donations you send us through kick-starter, this
global/local queer art extravaganza can happen…maybe even in your own backyard!
Promo video by: Jake Myers with music by Casper Silver Sela // Kick-starter video by: Rob Fatal // Graphics by: Arlene Texta Queen // T-shirt design by: Mev Luna, Image Courtesy of: Sashenka Lopez // Button Images: Stills from participating artist videos // Artist Bio Page by: Mel Reiff Hill // Special Thanks to Guillermo Galindo
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