MAY 25th •1pm-10pm •Commonwealth Studios

150 W. Commonwealth Ave., Salt Lake City, Utah 84115.

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