passage & place

The visual arts component of Passage & Place ran June 1st through 15th, 2014 as part of the National Queer Arts Festival, commissioned by the Queer Cultural Center.

Passage & Place was a multimedia visual arts exhibition, book project, and skillshare series that explores displacement & movement, freedom & incarceration, and home & im/migration at the intersection of queerness.

How do our individual and collective bodies affect and politicize the space around them, and how does the space around us affect and politicize our individual and collective bodies? How do our identities inform the way we understand movement/displacement and freedom/confinement? In what ways can coping mechanisms transform into intentional acts of strengthening?

Featured artists included Black Salt Collective’s Sarah Biscarra-Dilley and Grace Rosario Perkins, Paper Buck in collaboration with members of the Transgender, Gender Variant & Intersex Justice Project (TGIJP), and Zeph Fishlyn in collaboration with the Anti-Eviction Mapping Project. Curator Lex Non Scripta and book editor Annah Anti-Palindrome  displayed a collection of artwork and letters from incarcerated and non-incarcerated queers addressing ideas of and relationships to Home.