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TITLED ARC (WORKING TITLE) is an excavation and occupation of scenic material from TV and film in which Trans, Non-Binary and/or Queer characters were played by cis and/or het actors.
Through conscious exclusionary tactics, the portrayal of Trans, Non-Binary and/or Queer individuals by cis and/or het performers has diminished the efficacy of artistic catharsis and I believe that this project will encourage a reclamation of that important healing process for both performer and spectator. There’s a critical distinction between watching one’s self reflected via a character and one’s identification with the actor portraying the experience.
TITLED ARC (WORKING TITLE) will also imagine alternative modes of representation both within the selected material as well as through the creation of new responses to it which celebrate and honor the complicated lives often betrayed by one dimensional portrayals of Trans, Non-Binary and/or Queer subjects in film and television.
COVID guidelines: For the safety of those of us at higher risk, we will be requiring face masks at all our in-person outdoor programming.
What to expect: Doors will open at 7pm and the show will begin at 8pm. BYOB! The presentation will last appx. 45 minutes and will potentially be followed by an artist’s talkback. There is no on-site parking. Street parking and pay-to-park lots available.
Accessibility note: performance space and gallery are wheelchair accessible. Restrooms are not ADA compliant. If you have any questions or access needs, please email email@example.com
Ryan O’Byrne (they/them) is an artist from Buffalo, NY. They have shown work in California at PAM Residencies, DAC Gallery, Highways Performance Space, REDCAT, The Starline Ballroom in Oakland, Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive, at Drugstore Kansas City and in New York at The Governor’s Island Art Fair, Joe’s Pub, La MaMa Experimental Theatre Club, Baryshnikov Arts Center, Judson Memorial Church, White Columns, Dixon Place, Danspace, Brooklyn Arts Exchange and with AUNTS. They are a graduate of The Juilliard School.
Camila Camaleón is a paradigm shifter and TransFemme Queer archivist based in the San Gabriel Valley of Los Ángeles. Her spatial exploration centers bridge-building through joy, playfulness, and power which brings 2SLGBTQIA+ to the center.
Her gallery debut in 2021 was powered by @ReachLa Movement Through Cataclysms, a photo exhibition highlighting trans thought and contestación, Black queer intimacy, and Indigenous futurity. Outside of her performance space, Camila is a multi-fascinated writer, consultant, and board President for the SGV LGBTQ+ Center.
Camila’s artistic desire is to spark change in the landscapes and soundscapes that are beyond this world. Visit camilacamaleon.com to learn more about her badass story!