A panel discussing 90’s queer and punk scenes in the Midwest will take place Saturday Afternoon at 2pm and will include trans activist Ed Varga of Homocore Minneapolis, Martin Sorrondeguy of Los Crudos and Limp Wrist, Jane Danger of Three Dollar Bill, photographer, gallery director and early Homocore volunteer Chris Kellner, and Joanna Brown and Mark Freitas, founders of Homocore Chicago. The panel will be moderated by Liam Warfield, who is completing book that is a companion the movie Queercore: How to Punk a Revolution.
In the 1990’s a group called Homocore Chicago created a regular night that brought queer punks and their friends together in spaces like Czar Bar, The Fireside Bowl and The Empty Bottle to meet, have fun, and listen to a wide variety of live punk music. In celebration of the 25th anniversary of the first Homocore Chicago event, Defibrillator Gallery is presenting a one weekend retrospective exhibition including performances, videos and artifacts from the 90’s queer and punk scenes in Chicago. Artifacts displayed throughout the weekend include posters, newsletters, T Shirts, archival videos, photography and artwork.