Transgender Day Of Visibility Art & Performance


Event Details


 

Transgender Day of Visibility is March 31, and we are inviting all transgender/gender diverse people to participate in a community art piece and performance showcase. Folks are welcome to participate in one or the other, or both. There is a lot of text, but PLEASE read it all! The details are important!!

THE ART PROJECT:

Transponder is inviting transgender/gender diverse folx to create a piece of art on a 4×4 canvas that we supply guided by the prompt “If people really saw my gender they would see..” to be hung as a collective community art piece starting March 31st at Spectrum.

Canvases

Canvases and waivers are available to pick up at:

      • As You Like It (1655 W 11th Ave #1, Eugene, OR 97402)
      • The Trana*Ponder office (541 Willamette St Suite 310, Eugene OR 97401) during open hours
      • Spectrum(150 W Broadway, Eugene, OR 97401).

Art Dates

      • We will be hosting TWO community art dates at one of our sponsors MECCA, where there is room for 15 people at any given time. We will have access to their classroom and art supplies:
          • Saturday February 15th from 1-4
          • Saturday March 14th from 1-4
      • We need volunteers to help us clean up at 4pm each time.

Logistics

    • ALL canvases must be submitted by 5pm on March 15th. They can be put through the Transponder mail-slot if we are out of the office.
    • Finished canvases can ONLY be dropped off at the Transponder office or As You Like It.
    • Waivers MUST be turned in with the canvases for us to include it in the installation.
      • There is an opportunity to have your piece and a short interview as part of a table-top book project that Oblio Stroyman is curating. If you are interested, please check the appropriate box on the waiver, and print your contact info legibly, and they will get back to you.
    • All canvases will be displayed at the Trans*Ponder office once the exhibit is over, and may be used in future displays.

 

THE PERFORMANCE SHOWCASE:

Spectrum will host Transponder’s performance showcase from 7-9pm at Spectrum on March 31st. If you have never performed before, and would like help developing a piece so YOU can be visible, this event is for you!!

This is an all ages event, though be advised the work will not be censored for content.

Logistics

    • We are inviting folks to offer a piece of approximately 3 minutes guided by the prompt “If people really saw my gender they would see…”
    • We are envisioning monologues, poetry, drag performance, musical performance, dance, etc.

Deadline

    • Deadline to reserve a performance slot is March 15th.
    • You do NOT have to have your piece fully fleshed out yet!!
    • Please contact Roxy Allen at grapeslurpee27@gmail.com with “Trans Day Of Visibility Performance” in the subject line.
      • Please share your concept, any special audio and lighting needs to reserve a spot. We do not have the ability to navigate complex technological needs.

Workshops

    • Roxy Allen (squee!!) will be heading the performances. They are offering two workshop opportunities to develop your piece and your voice.
      • Writing Workshop:     Sunday March 15th from 2-4 at Spectrum. 
      • Practice performance workshop:     ONLY for those doing a written/spoken piece 
                                           2-4pm on Sunday March 22nd at Spectrum.

Run of Show

    • March 30th at Spectrum from 6-9pm
    • Some snacks provided.
    • All folks participating in the show are expected to be there if at all possible.