The Artist-in-Residence Program at SPACE provides a unique working environment for emerging and mid-career visual artists, filmmakers, writers, collaborative groups and curators seeking support for their practice.
LUAN SHERMAN: March 21 - April 4, 2018
Luan Joy Sherman is a queer, trans masc artist living and working in Brooklyn, NY. He works with video, embroidery, photography, sculpture, performance, and sound to explore trans identity, queer bodies, autoethnography, and self-care. He has attended residencies at ACRE, Black Mountain School, and The Chautauqua School of Art. He has been a faculty member at the School of The Alternative in Black Mountain, NC for the past two years.
Public Event: Thursday, March 29 - 6pm
In this workshop, Sherman will explore access, identity, and place, through a queer lens in the context of contemporary politics and self-care practices. Sherman will unpack and examine how queer modality has shaped a broader sense of self, access to resources and privacy, and approach to self-care and intimacy. This workshop is designed for LGBTQIA identifying people and all participants should be mindful of their use of language and respect for difference and personal boundaries.
SHELLEY WONG: April 9 - April 23, 2018
Shelley Wong is a Kundiman fellow and the author of the chapbook RARE BIRDS (Diode Editions). Her poems have appeared in Crazyhorse, Sixth Finch, Verse Daily, Vinyl, The Volta, and elsewhere. She is the recipient of a Pushcart Prize and scholarships and residencies from the MacDowell Colony, the Kenyon Review Writers Workshop, Fine Arts Work Center, and Napa Valley Writers’ Conference.
Public Event: Tuesday, April 17 - 6pm
In her poems, Shelley Wong centers queer women of color to counter their marginalization and foreground their desires independent of motherhood and marriage. Her speakers transform the natural world and themselves, using beauty as a means of sanctuary and subversion. Wong seeks to re-vision the world against patriarchy and colonialism with women who navigate and inhabit a range of spaces. She is interested in using the page as a canvas, a field of queer possibility, to explore how meaning is assembled with silence, linebreaks, and breath. At SPACE, Wong will read from her latest work and answer questions.
MADSEN MINAX: April 28 - May 12, 2018
Madsen Minax is a filmmaker, visual artist and musician. Using documentary, improvisation, essay/text and magical realist approaches, Madsen makes works about individual and communal embodiment that draw on his histories of participation in liberatory communities, including the worlds of queer/trans/feminist liberation, prison abolition, and sex workers’ rights. His projects have exhibited at the Ann Arbor Film Festival, British Film Institute, Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, European Media Art Festival and numerous others. He is currently a Queer|Art|Film Fellow and an Edes Foundation Fellow.
Public Event: Monday, May 7 - 6pm
Minax will screen a collection of clips from his projects including segments of the feature narrative Kairos Dirt & the Errant Vacuum, his new essay film The Source is a Hole, and raw in-progress footage for his new documentary in production, At The River. Madsen will discuss the motivating ideas, textual influences, project interconnectivity and the recurrent themes that shape his projects.
AMY REID: May 15 - May 29, 2018
Baltimore-based Amy Reid is a solo producer, sound artist, DJ and performing electronic musician. In 2015, she founded the GRL PWR Collective which aims to serve as a platform for womyn, femme, trans, non-binary and POC identifying artists. GRL PWR currently curates an all ages monthly drag show called SWEAT pushing the boundaries of drag and gender norms. She also plays in the band, Chiffon.
Public Event: Friday, May 25 - 8pm
Inspired by dance as a form of therapy and understanding the rich history of the club as a safe space for queer commune, Amy Reid will serve as host and DJ to a queer dance party. Merging Baltimore and Portland vibes together, the evening will also feature local DJs and performers. In Baltimore, she has a monthly DJ residency at a night club and co-organizes unforgettable bi-monthly drag shows pushing the boundaries of gender norms and stereotypes. Attendees can aspect a night full of high energy, good vibes, and some Baltimore flavor.
MITCH MCCABE: August 6 - August 19, 2018
Mitch McCabe is an educator and an award-winning filmmaker. Her short films Playing the Part, September 5:10pm, Highway 403, Mile 39 and To Whom It May Concern have screened at Sundance, New Directors/ New Films and New York Film Festival, her feature Youth Knows No Pain screening at IDFA and airing on HBO. Her work has been supported by MacDowell Colony, Yaddo, VCCA, NYSCA, Princess Grace Foundation and LEF. She is a Visiting Professor at Trinity College and in Fall 2018 will be joining the film faculty at SUNY-Purchase College.
Public Event: Friday, August 17 - 6pm
While in residence at SPACE, McCabe will be working on a series on new films currently titled Pre-War Surveillance Notes, whose source material is culled from 20 years of filming across America. In discussing her current body of work, the filmmaker will screen clips of previous films with themes ranging from sexual identity, consumerism, grief and class to the failings of taxonomy.
SAIR GOETZ: August 22 - September 19, 2018
sair goetz is a queer time-based artist building instructions for breaking down binaries. Supported by the 2017-2018 Dedalus Foundation fellowship, sair is currently working on performance & video pieces querying silent cinema, non-binary gender identities, and various unwaged labors. sair received their MFA from the Ohio State University, and their BA in Visual and Media Studies, Arts of the Moving Image, and Documentary Studies from Duke University.
Public Event: Tuesday, September 11 - 6pm
goetz will host a participatory event in which visitors will engage in a conversation with the artist and one another using a set of speaking constraints. In addition to outlining aspects of goetz practice, the event seeks to build empathetic relationships.