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The Letter Formally Known As Q
March 27 – April 19
The Letter Formally Known As Q is a multimedia oral history and archival project documenting the narratives of queer/trans immigrants of color and their personal experiences of migrating, growing up, and making home in the Twin Cities. Focusing on the root causes of mass migration and displacement around the world, particularly the role of U.S. foreign policy, this series maps the lived experiences of Queer and Trans immigrants of color and the ways in which their bodies are policed, censored, and surveillanced on a daily basis.
Through individual interviews and portrait sessions, subjects share their unique perspectives on queerness, citizenship, and justice to envision a world without “borders”—the social, political and geographical constraints that prevent individuals from exercising full agency or autonomy to exist. Ultimately, the project’s central goal is to produce an accurate public record of individuals who have reclaimed space for themselves in the Western World and to build evidence for others who would have been erased or forgotten in their journeys toward freedom.
Artist Reception: Friday, April 3, 2020, 6:00–8:00 p.m.
Artist Gallery Talk: Friday, April 17, noon