Join us for Artists in Residency Show coming Saturday, February 9th at 3 pm. Two current artists in residency, Tyler Mills and Luxin Zhang are sharing their works.
Thinking of a queer generation whose stories and lives were lost to AIDS and those lives who we are losing today, this project is a memorial reflecting on those histories. The memorial is designed for the church of St. Francis of Xavier in NYC, which was the first Catholic church to address and provide services to those affected by the AIDS crisis in the 1980’s and today. The work explores the connections of the sacred and of queerness. Installing this work in a church is also a political act of creating queer space and recognize a queer history within an institution that has been at odds with queer people.
Through video and live performance, Luxin Zhang explores the relationship between performer and audience under traditional physical stage performance perspective. In her work, the performer and the audience are relative concepts, and their positions are interchangeable. Her pieces seek to break down the hierarchy of the stage by bringing the performance to the viewer and playing with the expectations of the audience.