The Change Project: Our Bodies, Our Lives
In partnership with @[31892403569:274:OutCentral], @[289418194463033:274:The Change Project] will be exhibiting the Our Bodies. Our Lives. Collection throughout the month of October. The opening night is Oct. 2.
Door Open: 6:00PM
Panel Discussion: 6:45PM
Doors Close: 9:00PM
We invite you to look at the artwork and engage in meaningful dialogue with leaders in the Nashville Area. Panelists to be announced.
Comments from the Artist: In 2012, when I was conceptualizing what The Change Project's artwork should look like, I was always drawn to the idea that queer people should be called what they want to be called. In the first draft of the Embody Progress collection, participants were asked to share a word they most identified with, in addition to the Change picture. Once we moved to the open shoot model, this idea went away. Over the past year I began to play with powder paint and combine the original identity word concept to a new collection called Our Bodies. Our Lives. A conversation that has been missing in the movement for LGBTQ equality is one around humanizing queer people. Not assimilationism, but the idea that queer people are humans and should be treated as such, we are unique in our own identity. In addition, language that is currently used to define queer folks is often times negative, and centered around sex and deviance. This collection focuses on queer people claiming words that they want to be called, and sharing that with the larger southeast community.