IMA graduate Sam Feder hosted a sneak preview of Kate Bornstein is a Queer and Pleasant Danger at The Wild Project in the East Village. The film focuses Kate Bornstein, who is a performance artist, writer and trailblazing trans elder that lives life as a “gender outlaw” that deconstructs gender and binaries. Not only did Sam Feder want a film about a trans person that was more than just them being trans, yet also a documentary that featured a multi dimensional person and the positive impact the have on the world.
IMA student Betty Yu was featured in the article, Artists Transform Old Chinatown Beauty Parlor into a Creative Playground, on Huffington Post which reviewed the interactive installation, Through The Parlor. Reported by Priscilla Frank, the article explores the work of the artists whom put together the interactive gallery using various media to explore the culture that grows in the space of a hair salon, in terms of capital, labor and cultural identity. Betty Yu was one of the artists apart of Through the Parlor whom has contributed her interactive installation, WORKShifts, to the exhibition.
Through The Parlor runs until December 14th at 24 Rutgers street Chinatown. It is open on Wednesday to Sunday from 1:00-7:00PM.
On Friday, December 20th, from 5:00-7:00pm the Integrated Media Arts MFA and the Film and Media students will be hosting an evening of collaborative and individual works and installations which investigate space, sound and movement at the Hunter College Black Box Gallery. They will present their semester’s work at iArt 2013, Engage Now, Interactive Media Explorations. Come, touch, play, experience the works and meet the artists behind them.