13 minute animated loop, art prints, zine making table and supplies
created by Cheryl Hamilton and lisa g
based on lisa g's journals about coming out, getting a motorcycle and sorting through queer stereotypes circa 2000.
We have exhibited in Vancouver, BC Canada and Seattle Washington USA.
So far we have collaborated with queer film festivals and queer friendly art galleries - bringing together audiences from both places through the installation plus inviting audience members to collaborate with their own storytelling.
The project explores themes of identity, mental health, coming out angst, queer stereotypes and empowerment through humour, animation, drawings, collage and the written word.
The act of learning to ride a motorbike is an allegory to becoming a confident “super dyke”.
The animated film is immersive and massive - projected on the wall to fill an entire space.
The unique art prints take over another wall (or walls) and the bright colours banter from print to film,
the voice over journal entries are like an overheard conversation.
Within the gallery is a workshop space with tables and chairs and supplies to create personal collaged pages. Scissors, glue, tape, pens, pencils, computer printer, cuttable books and magazines are available throughout the exhibit for folks to participate.
During daily workshops the artists welcome, encourage and mentor folks to tell their story. Folks can contribute their page or keep it for themselves. This is a no pressure safe space for creativity, community and expression.
For those who wish to contribute ...their work gets added to the walls of the exhibition and then after the exhibit they get collated into a unique zine representing this specific community!
The finished zine gets mailed to each participant!
This reproducible and sharable zine will be added to the growing volumes of the MOTORBIKE SUPERDYKE zine collection where each city has its own unique zine.
The zines and artwork then carry on to the next city.
here's the trailer for the Vancouver exhibition
(to preview entire loop please email me lisagis(at)gmail.com)
Cheryl Hamilton created drawings and colourful screen prints.
these images were animated in the looping video.
folks were invited to express themselves making zine pages taking about their own queer journey.
in particular it provides ways for people to interact that isn't based on intense social contact.
it's neurodiverse friendly!
the daily zine workshops in Seattle were so popular we had to add another table and get more supplies!
we trippled the size of zine in Seattle!
the zine wall grew to span two walls!
we were excited to provide a third place* for queer folks to gather.
*places where people spend time between home (first place) and work (second place). these are places where people do not have to spend money.
the compiled and completed zines get mailed out to each participant once they are completed!
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