"Protest: Queer Liberation March"
multimedia installation
& performance
Friday, September 3*
9pm - 11pm
10th St C/D, East Village, NYC

*rain date 9-04-21

This program is made possible by the New York City Artist Corps

“Protest: Queer Liberation March” is a site specific street intervention with video projectors that provides a virtual set within which performances and audience participations can take place.

Using a set of 8 semi-animated, highly stylized protest movies shot at the NYC Queer Liberation March, 2020 and projected onto buildings along 10 Street in the East Village, NYC, “Protest: QLM” creates an active space where performers and participants can move and interact: groups of pseudo protesters take to the projected environment, with placards and chanting and others are encouraged to enter this virtual space, take a placard and try chanting along, while being recorded and photographed.

“Protest: QLM” depicts, illustrates and brings back to life this demonstration while also enlivening the area occupied by the installation. This gives extension and amplification to the voices of the protesters and opportunity to others to participate where they could not previously.

"Queer Liberation March for Black Lives and Against Police Brutality" took place in NYC in June 2020 on the day that the cancelled, due to CoVid-19, Pride Parade would have happened. Coming from Reclaim Pride, the alternative to the Pride Parade on the grounds of corporate cooption of a protest movement (Rainbow Capitalism), this protest joins with and is inclusive of the ongoing Black Lives Matter protests and redirects a large portion of its focus on issues of police brutality against the Black community and especially Black people of the LGBQ+ community.

 
Interested in other projects in the Protest series check out the Protest NYC Interactive Archive

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  cog with moving images linking to interacive protest site

view artworks (performance, installation, sculpture, video, audio, multimedia, animation and more),

Irish artist, Gearóid Dolan, a.k.a. screamachine, a.k.a. G-man

studio located in the East Village, New York City

art exhibitions in Ireland and USA

designing and producing multidisciplinary activist artworks with an emphasis on time-based media

composing and producing Jungle / Drum 'n' Bass music for the underground dance scene

as well as audio works for site-specific and gallery installation.

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