TOPOGRAPHIXX: Trans in the landscape (2011). Curated by Tobaron Waxman.
An international program of video art concerned with landscape, border, zone and territory, in a transgender spectrum. TOPOGRAPHIXX presents a number of short films and videos which engage a variety of geographies and sites both natural and urban with political and esthetic strategies that harken back to feminist concerns with landscape, while simultaneously pushing forward into new territories of transfeminist representation. These works are in synch with my thoughts and aspirations for curation of work by trans people as well as the cultivation of a more intersectional discourse around gender, border trauma, territory and power.
The ideal format for TOPOGRAPHIXX is a workshop-screening in which invited local activists, advocates, social workers, theorists, and others who deal / work with migration, housing, trans rights come together and TOPOGRAPHIXX is one of a panel of speakers.
Then we all, me included, have a longtable. In this way the format of the screening is intersectional, and the trans person is not limited to the role of entertainer.
Screenings have included:
La Mutinerie, Paris, Oct 30, 2012
BabelBabel - Independent Biennial of Critical Housing, Rome, May 20, 2012
BAAD/MIX NYC "Out Like That! Festival" Bronx Academy of Arts and Dance, NYC, June 14, 2012