Excerpts from the facebook invitation
From Self to #Selfie
SOMArts Cultural Center, San Francisco, USA
June 3 – 23
June 3, 2017, 1-4pm
Large scale video projections by cutting edge Queer, Trans, POC performance/video artists investigate the culture of the #Selfie. Plus over 100 Selfies from NQAF’S BFFs.
Curated by Creative Labor’s artistic director, Rudy Lemcke, the exhibition features the work of eight nationally recognized performance/video artists whose work reflects the cutting edge of the complex and intersectional issues we are encountering as queer artists and cultural activists. The exhibition consists of large-scale video projections that will be continuously screening in the main gallery of SOMArts Cultural Center through the month of June. The featured artists include: Kia LaBeija, Awilda Rodriguez Lora, Cassils, M. Lamar, A.L Steiner, Boychild, Tina Takemoto, and Evan Ifekoya.
The Main Gallery exhibition also includes four video projections that include over 100 #Selfies solicited from of artists, writers and cultural activists who have been presented by the National Queer Arts Festival over the past twenty years, including:
Rotimi Agbabiaka, Bren Ahern, Indira Allegra, Kim Anno, Anna AntiPalindrome, Ann Aptaker, Robert Atkins, Blackberri, Cooper Bombardier, Hugh Buck, Maureen Burdock, Jerome Caja, Amy Cancelmo, Lorenzo Cardim, Lenore Chinn, Veronica Combs, Susa Cortez, EG Crichton, Jamee Cursan, Greg Day, Alwyn de Wally, Juliana Delgado, Sean Dorsey, Cheryl Dunye, Zeph Fishlyn, Storm-Miguel Florez, Karen Fox, Jackie Francis, Gary Freeman & Nick Macierz, Stathis Gerostathopoulos, Katie and Sasha Gilmartin, Nicki Green, Raquel Gutierrez, Harmony Hammond, Jason Hanasik, Henriette Hellstern, Alex Hernandez, Osa Hidalgo-de la Riva, Thea Hillman, Emily Holmes, Celeste Chan & Maxine Hong-Kingston, Audacious IAm, Xandra Ibarra, Jabbati, Vee Jenkins, Jordy Jones, Jeff Jones & Glen Jackson, Aaron Kantor, Dorian Katz, Kadet Kuhne, Landa Lakes, Leah Lakshmi Piepzna-Samarasinha, Viet Le, Gabrielle Le Roux, Evie Leder, Madeline Lim & Kebo Drew, Oscar Maynard, LOL McFiersen, Rumi Missabu, Mia Nakano, John Paradiso, Emily Park, Celestial Pearl, Pamela Peniston, Beth Pickens, Baruch Porras-Hernandez, Sarah Pritchard, Ramekon, Hadas & Margo Rivera-Weiss, Larry-bob Roberts, TC & Anand Roberts, Favianna Rodriguez, Timothy Roseborough, Julio Salgado, Dorothy Santos, Kevin Seaman, Horehound StillPoint, Gregory Stock, Anton Stuebner, Amy Sueyoshi, Tina Takemoto, Michelle Tea, Virgie Tovar, KB Tuffy Boyce, William Cricket Urlich, Jim Van Buskirk, Natalia Vigil, Shawna Virago, Debra Walker, Mona Webb, Angie Wilson, Ed Wolf, KFC Woman, Sarah Guerra & Rio Yanez, Fallon Young.
Migrating Archives: Retrieval
In the Annex Gallery at SOMArts Cultural Center, Creative Labor will present RETRIEVAL, created by artist by E.G. Crichton. This video projection will feature portraits of artists and activists, past and present, from archives around the world that collect and preserve LGBTQ histories.