Gay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society & E.G. Crichton

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Grantee NameGay Lesbian Bisexual Transgender Historical Society
Address989 Market Street Lower Level
San Francisco CA, 94103
United States

E.G. Crichton is collaborating with the Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Historical Society (GLBTHS) of San Francisco to create Out/Look and the Birth of the Queer. Rooted in the content of a now historic magazine, the project includes participatory outreach, the production of new work, events, a web/blog presence, a catalogue, and an exhibition. Out/Look National Gay and Lesbian Quarterly, published in San Francisco from 1987 through 1992, fostered national debates and an influential Out/Write conference. As one of six founders of Out/Look, Crichton is in a unique position to reconnect with people who were involved. She and the GLBTHS will match contemporary artists with historical content and contributors. Matched artists will write new articles or create responding visual art or performances. The exhibition based on these exchanges will open at the GLBT History Museum in fall 2017. It also will feature reproduced archival materials, an interactive display, and a video text animation, created by Crichton from quotes found in the magazine’s letters to the editor. GLBTHS houses one of the world’s largest collections of lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender materials. Five years ago it opened the GLBT History Museum in San Francisco. E.G. Crichton has a long track record for creating work that engages with public and private history, using cross-media aesthetic strategies, interdisciplinary research, and immersions in various communities.

Grant Amount$40000
Project Dates10/10/16 - 12/31/17
Serving United States/California/San Francisco/San Francisco

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