Alright, so I’m giving this guest lecture thing at VCU next Tuesday. And I’m talking about everything from femslash communities to education outreach tactics for introducing queer-focused media into schools. And specifically the difficulties with introducing these kinds of materials in the South. I’m just so nervous because it’s my first time giving a presentation on a lot of these things and it’s a big group of graduate students and faculty at a university that’s not mine. It’s also a three hour lecture/discussion/seminar thing. And I’m just really hoping that it’s a lively crowd. Eep. Anyway, here’s my title slide. Yeah?
Starting in the late 1970s, Hiroshi Sugimoto took pictures of cinemas interiors and drive-ins with the aim of encapsulate the whole lenght of a movie in a single shot. He left the camera shutters open throughout the running of a movie and the glowing screen of the cinemas was left as a trace on each take. A somehow uncanny light resonates in the dark cinema halls. At a further glance, this central light ethereally underlines the rich architectural details of the theater interiors. You might want to confront Sugimoto’s work with Michael Wesely’s, a photographer that uses to take photographs featuringi 3 years long exposures: read “The passing of time“, (on Socks).
I feel cold and empty and like my heart just turned into a blackhole, destroying everything happy around me.
"Self-Portrait", oil on board, 20"x16"
I’m a transgender artist. This piece is titled “Self-Portrait” because both figures are me. The figures on the left is me before my transition and the figure on the right is me about 5 months into my transition.