Suggestions of a Life Being Lived is a bold presentation of contemporary work that explores queer activism, intentional and imagined communities, self-determinism, and DIY alternative world-making. This publication will feature more than 20 artists (and collectives) working in photography, film, video, activism, and education.
Organized for SF Camerawork by independent guest curators Danny Orendorff (Chicago) and Adrienne Skye Roberts (San Francisco), Suggestions of a Life Being Lived considers queerness as a set of political alliances and possibilities that exist beyond the sphere of dominant gay and lesbian culture.
Unconcerned with categorical sexual identities or coming-out narratives, Suggestions of a Life Being Lived originates from a place of "outness" and considers how a sense of liberated queerness is pursued and mediated within public spaces and behaviors. The publication follows three broad thematic investigations:
* The public sphere as a site for protest, education and affection
* Self-organized communities, both intentional and imagined
* Utopian, alternative worlds and the performance of self-determination
Artists in this publication will include: Steven Miller, Tara Matiek, Killer Banshee Studios, Gay Shame, Kirstyn Russell, Jeannie Simms, Lenn Keller, Mercury Vapor Studios, Greg Youmans and Chris Vargas, Eric Stanley, Jason Fritz Michael, Allyson Mitchell, Aay Preston-Myint, Darrin Martin and Torsten Zenas Burns.
The curators are now, post-exhibition, collecting images from the live performances, video stills, and installations in order to present them alongside an essay in a 64-page, full color, hardcover exhibition catalog that will be published in Spring 2011. All funds will go towards the editing, writing, design, printing, promotion, and distribution of this book.
SF Camerawork is a nonprofit 501(c)3 California Corporation.
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