Out Of Time And Space
The trans identity acts as an anachronism towards ontology. Trans people exist as a quirk, not as a glitch, in the normative model of today - whereas a glitch evidences err from within a structure, a quirk is an idiosyncratic position that actively betrays a norm. If said queerness is found at the horizon of the prescriptive present, transhood generates a break in the selfhood of the now, creating a space for the imponderable to manifest itself.
From beyond the edge, Out Of Time And Space is an exhibition of trans and nonbinary artists found in a realm unfamiliar to them. Stretched across various media, the work is born of artists exploring what it means to be trans in the here and now, a place and time in which their identity is a peril rather than a promise. The present proves a threat of violence towards a queer state and status. Through the work, real and unreal realms collapse to create a nexus impossible to today, but attainable in the tomorrow.
OTS is currently looking for proposals from 2D/3D/4d artists. The exhibition will take place in September 2018 at TCC Chicago. Following the opening reception, a video screening / reading / performance event will take place on site. OTS is curated by Luis Mejico. More here: https://www.luismejico.com
Please note that OTS is currently looking only for proposals from 2D / 3D / 4D artists of color.
In order to apply, please fill out this form: https://goo.gl/forms/olE8MqpWuSDFkfhC3