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A Future of Radical Queer Possibilities

Series of events that centered qtpoc dialogue and built community

 

2014 - 2015 | Creative Organizing / curation

A creative organizing initiative to make visible what feels lacking in the city [Boston] regarding a queer / radical / poc centric dialogue, that transforms spaces into a collaborative installation & explores ways in which our space can inform our functions to really engage with ourselves and others through experimentation.

A collaboration with Nabeela Vega

 

 

overview

A series of 3 events organized and curated by Nabeela and I under RQP.

 

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third event

Allied Media Conference Workshop

JUNE 2015

On June 21, 2015 Nabeela & I presented at the Allied Media Conference in Detroit. Our session was a hands-on workshop about glitch art, video and post production. We meditated with our participants on the idea of glitch as queer aesthetics and used our ideas as content for a video filmed in front of a green screen.

In May 2015, we held a pre-Allied Media Conference workshop and hangout with the community in Boston to help us prepare for the AMC workshop.

 

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second event

SIGNIFIED Documentary Screening

OCTOBER 2014

In October 2014, we collaborated with Anna Barsan and Jessie Levandov of SIGNIFIED to host a screening of their work and a discussion at Massachusetts College of Art & Design. SIGNIFIED is a web-based documentary series featuring the work of queer artists and activists.

The Boston DIG wrote a piece about our event.

 

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first event

Debut Party Event

JULY 2014

We started our initiative in the form of a party in Allston, MA. Our hope was to effectively facilitate an environment that would allow for the kind of conversations we felt were missing in other spaces, while also having a good time. It was curated through videos, a post-it note wall, home cooked food, and beverages in a way that prompted folks to talk about topics such as art, race, resistance, sex, healing, and technology. Our hope was to build community in a curated but homely environment

We collaborated with Kevin Clancy, the artist who created WE ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR OUR DREAMS, a nomadic platform for collective dreaming and utopic visions. Kevin facilitated a participatory dream session and DJ DayGlow, Boston based DJ, activated the space with her music.