Illma Gore originally posted her art project at Kickstarter but they have suspended it. However, nobody stops Illma. She is now back up on GoFundMe with her art project Tattoo Me and has successfully raised more than $ 12,000. Congratulations to Illma!
Illma Gore’s plans to cover her entire body with tattoos for an art project. See her KickStarter page.
‘For $10, Gore says she will tattoo the donors name on her leg. Twenty-five dollars buys you and a friend’s names next to each other on Gore’s leg.
Anyone wanting more than just their name on Gore’s body can donate $100 to get a tattoo of their design that is 2 by 4 inches; and for $1,000 donors can design a tattoo that will cover either the front or back of her right thigh.` – Dave Mecham.
Australian street artist Illma Gore took take part in the Midsumma-curated group exhibition Inquisitarium (2014).
Artist and printmaker Katie Gilmartin writes about The Queer Ancestors Project: ‘[it] is devoted to forging sturdy relationships between LGBTQI people and our ancestors. Using history as a linchpin, we build community by providing young Queer adults (age 18 to 26) and (occasionally) senior adults (50+) free interdisciplinary workshops in printmaking, writing, and Queer history. Public exhibitions and readings of their work provide a window on the past through which the larger community can glimpse our collective future.’
The workshops are taking place from January through April 2015 at Chrysalis Studio, SOMArts Cultural Center in San Francisco, USA.
In the video below (which was made a couple of years ago) art teacher Katie Gilmartin. At her website you can see galleries with works by the students of her printmaking classes in 2011, 2012 and 2013.
Video by SOMarts, 2012.
Performance by K8 Hardy
A video project by Leslie Satterfield
Filmed May 11, 2008 at the Whitney Museum of American Art
“A press conference with Reality Show Celebrity, Bobcat (aka K8 Hardy) who was voted out of the Whitney Museum Reality show as produced by Fritz Haeg’s Animal Estates as part of the Whitney Biennial. In the estates, several animals were given time and space to live in the museum.”
Description of the video: Documentation in Experimental Video Style of performance piece made and directed by K8 Hardy for the Whitney Museum of American Art 2012 Biennial. Runway structure and sculpture by Oscar Tuazon. Produced by Brachfeld NY. Hair by Duffy. Make Up by James Kaliardos. Video shot by Leslie Satterfield. All looks created by K8 Hardy.