2019 FESTIVAL DETAILS
MAY 25th •1pm-10pm •Commonwealth Studios
Our time-based performances will be held in the white cyclorama (pictured below left).
2019 festival theme is “BE/LONGING”
This year’s festival artists aligned their work with their own interpretations of the theme “Be/Longing.” Some questions explored within this theme are:
What does it mean to belong?
How/why is queer belonging different than heteronormative belonging, if it is different at all?
Do you feel like you belong? If so, where or to whom do you belong?
Is there a specific moment that you know you belong, and how do recognize this moment?
What does it mean to be you in the context of larger communities that you may or may not belong to?
How does your identity impact your sense of belonging or lack thereof?
What are other factors that affect our sense of belonging?
What is at stake when people are trying to belong? Is fitting in the same as belonging?
How can we foster and invite belonging?
What do you long for?
We also select and showcase artists whose works may not follow the theme, but nonetheless spark important conversations about queer arts and queer identity.
1:00 pm Welcome & Opening Remarks - 2D and 3D Gallery Opens
1:00-1:30 pm Keynote: Well, Is It? Questioning What Makes Art Queer
2:00-3:00 pm Workshop I: Details TBD
3:00 pm Time-based arts Presentation I, followed by Q&A
5:30-6:45 pm Workshop II: Embodied Imaginations
7:30 pm Time-based arts Presentation II, followed by Q&A