Lorenzo Cardim DeAlmeida, “There is No Glitter Here” performance. Image courtesy of the artist.
Presented as part of the 2016 National Queer Arts Festival, Creative Labor: Queer-It-Yourself (QIY) Expo and Faire focuses on how material and immaterial labor manifests itself in the work of queer Bay Area artists– from writing code to weaving on a loom. The exhibition focuses on the use of traditional craft techniques in non-traditional ways, new media work that uses code and image processing to weave narrative and experimental structures across platforms, and the idea of the Craft, Maker, and Pop-Up marketplaces as alternative models for economic and aesthetic transactions.
The QIY Faire and opening reception for Creative Labor on Sunday, June 5 from 1:00–4:00 pm will feature queer arts and crafts, zines, artisan products, and inventive creations of all type. Exhibiting artists will present QIY workshops and hands-on demos during the Faire. The Faire is free and open to the public.
Jeremy Chase Sanders
Micah Elizabeth Scott
Maker Faire Artists and Artisans
Corey Brown and Ary Smith
Cartoon Art Museum
E. Salvador Hernandez
Heather C. Lou
E. Oscar Maynard
Ritual and Repeat
Wild Fancy Design
Creative Labor is presented at SOMArts in partnership with the Queer Cultural Center and the National Queer Arts Festival.