On May 9th, SICK brings together 17 gender variant artists who are chronically ill to showcase their brilliant visual, video and performance art.
Join us for this FREE event featuring: Emmet Phipps, Skip Heatwave, Terry Xiao, Dominic Bradley, Erin Upshaw, Heidi Andrea Rhodes, Charlie Laguna, Annie Murphy, Kolmel WithLove, Michael Garfinkel, Sarah Barnard, Creatrix Tiara, Jonah Aline Daniel, Dale Guy Madison, Eva Sweeney, Davend, Rik Haber
Where: LGBT Center (1800 Market St San Francisco, CA)
When: 6:00pm- Visual Arts Showcase
7:30pm- Videos and Performances
Giving a definition to gender variance is tricky. As is defining chronic illness. People tell themselves “I am not sick enough or queer enough or whatever enough” to identify these ways and this hesitance stops us from forming communities and connections. We isolate because our experiences are not talked about or validated and our unique and varied lives don’t lend themselves easily to group formation. Definitions are inherently constraining which is why many gender variant and chronically ill folks resist identity categories that often hew to normative binaries. With this in mind, SICK will bring folks together to make beautiful complicated art about our intersecting experiences as gender variant and sick people.
Co-curated by Cheena Marie Lo and Rik Haber
Co-sponsored with support from The Sisters of Perpetual Indulgence, Rainbow Grocery: A worker owned Cooperative, Fabulosa Fest (http://fabulosa.org/
) and The Queer Cultural Center