Transistors, in a practical sense, are semiconductor devices capable of amplification and rectification. They are ubiquitous in daily life and enhance our abilities to communicate, listen, & quite literally, hear each other. As a trans arts-laborer, I am seeking to find ways for other queer artists and arts-laborers to not only find each other through creating accessible networks for unification and solidarity in a rigorous art world, but to also create a space to openly interrogate frustrating issues facing queer artists and laborers, through dialogues with artists, educators and activists working in Chicago today.
This is primarily NOT an exhibition. It is a living node of connection in hopes of offering needed resources & experiences for a marginalized group of voices within the arts world. On view will be A. Klass’s “trans in public” photography series, alongside a reading & resource library. During the run of the project, we will manifest micro studio visits, a writing & research residency, “the chart” with photographer A. Klass, and a series of public programs & dialogues driven by queer artists & thinkers within Chicago that will be recorded, transcribed and archived via a publication.
Artists currently involved with the transistors project include: Jared Brown, Cameron Clayborn, Oscar Chavez, Angela Davis Fegan, Adam Greteman, Emily S. Kennedy, Jada Amina Harvey, Betsy Johnson, Anisa McGowan, and Luan Joy Sherman.
Above image: Theo, 2018 by A. Klass (Part of “Trans in Public” Series)