This session's topic is QUEER. Through informal conversations with fellow brown artists about their personal cannons, heroes, and histories, A+F will generate an archive of interviews for future generations to connect to their brown past. During this “soft launch,” Latinx and Native/Indigenous folks are invited to sign up and tell their story in conversation with a panel of their peers. All conversations will be recorded and archived online.
Audience members are invited to watch the recording session from 7-8pm followed by Q&A.
Hosted by Ivan Lozano and Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez
About the creator:
Ivan LOZANO (b. 1981, Guadalajara, Mexico) lives and works in Chicago, where NewCity Art recognized him as a “Breakout Artist” in 2014. He received a MFA from SAIC in 2011. LOZANO was the programming director for the Cinematexas International Short Film festival, co-founder of a feminist video collective (Austin Video Bee) and a net art blog (CTRL+W33D), and founder of an ad-hoc digital press (IMAGE FILE PRESS).
Gonzalo Reyes Rodriguez lives and works in Chicago. He works with photography, video and multi screen installation to examine the slippage between time and the act of image creation. His projects examine political optics as applied to the human body in social contradictions, and through cinema in its accorded roles in recording history and representing society to itself.
Oscar Chavez is an artist working in Chicago with absolutely no affiliation to SAIC. He makes paintings & performances and has never lived in a world without the internet.
Marcela Torres uses the tools/methodologies of social activism and education to create works in various media (including workshops, photographs, conferences, videos, live performances, publications and community programming) that operate as forms of embodied research and protest into contemporary racialized American social structure.