Summer Updates

The Center for the Study of Political Graphics in Los Angeles is hosting the archival exhibition Out of the Closets, Into the Streets: Posters of LGBTQ Struggles and Celebration. A handful of posters I have designed will be in the show including the infamous “No Faggots Allowed” poster used in a spoof postering campaign to expose the Red Cross’ homophobic gay blood ban.  The show will be up from July 3rd to September 26th at the ONE Archive and Gallery with an opening reception on July 3rd from 5-8pm.

Liam Michaud-O’Grady and I will be facilitating a workshop at the Robert’s Street Social Center in Halifax on July 6th from 7-9pm.  Combining Liam’s work with the Prisoner Correspondence Project with my own work on queer historiography and inter-generational queer affect/bonds we will be presenting a workshop about queers and criminalization.

“Solidarity in the Archives,” is a written account of my most recent trip to South Africa and the work I did with the folks at Gay and Lesbian Memory in Action based out of Johannesburg.  It has been published in print by UltraViolet and online at the Bilerico project.

Against Equality: Queer critiques of gay marriage, the anthology I am editing, is in its final copy edit stages before being sent off to the printers.  A.E. Collective members will be working on a speaking/book across the north east, mid-west and west coast this October/November with a kick off event at the Institute for Contemporary Art in Portland, Maine on October 2nd.  More details coming early fall!

“(Gay) Marriage and (Queer) Love,” my chapter contribution to the forth coming international anthology Queering Anarchism has been accepted and is now in the hands of a number of fine editors.  More details on the anthology forthcoming.

b 1983 was shown as part of Edmonton Pride at Queer Images, a two night film series curated by Ted Kerr June 16th and 17th.  This film will also be shown at the DIY queer film festival Entzaubert in Berlin from July 1st – 4th along with a slew of other really great stuff!

Cruising the Cartography, my immersive research laboratory installation focused on Portland Maine’s public sex cultures over the last fifty years, opened as part of the Maine College of Art’s Graduate Student show last month.  Documentation of the exhibition is now available online as both still images and video.