QIY – Queer It Yourself: Tools for Survival / San Francisco till June 23
Hello from Anthea,
If you are in the San Francisco area this June, please join us for QIY – Queer It Yourself: Tools for Survival at SOMArts Gallery. My newest work, Queer Survival Campout Snowcave, filmed during our big Ontario blizzard this winter, is part of the exhibition. Brrrrr!
Have a great summer!
QIY - Queer It Yourself: Tools for Survival
June 4 – 23, 2011
San Francisco, USA
QIY - Queer It Yourself: Tools for Survival Press Release
“Inspired by the late 1960s utopian builders’ guide A Whole Earth Catalog, QIY: Queer It Yourself – Tools for Survival presents a forum for queer do-it-yourself culture and alternative world making.
QIY is envisioned as a laboratory for creating a sustainable queer culture and demonstrating the power of self and community organizing, re-creation, speculation, and transformation. As an antidote to anti-sociality theories of queerness (that suggest queerness can only be rendered as a negation of heteronormativity), Queer It Yourself invites artists to forge their own tools for confronting the everyday challenges of contemporary queer existence.
The exhibition presents artists’ workstations, participatory spaces, hands-on training sites, maps, artwork, ephemera, and user-friendly art that foreground immersive and interactive experiences. These works demonstrate how art can provide active and meaningful tools for surviving our contemporary lived world.
The curators have queered the index of the original “Whole Earth Catalog” and adapted its thoughtful and useful categories to reinvent our own catalog of queer tool-making and to frame this QIY space.”
Artists in the Exhibition:
Bombardier, Cooper Lee
Boy with Arms Akimbo
Carland, Tammy Rae
Cries of San Francisco
Der Ananian, Greg
GLBT Historical Society
Million Fishes Gallery
QIY curatorial committee:
Terri Berlier, Josh Faught, Jordy Jones, Rudy Lemcke (Chair), Matt McKinley, Pamela Peniston, and Tina Takemoto.