Demain Dine’Yazhi’ & Louis Chavez
Untitled (We is O.K.), 2012
Untitled (We is O.K.) will be featured as an installation in the upcoming show: Friday the 13th: Obfuscation at Fifth Dimension.
Friday, 13 January 2012
10:00pm - 3:30am
H&H Arts Building
405 W. Franklin St., Baltimore, MD
"As queer boys, we identified heavily with the politics and aesthetic of riot grrrl culture; the topics of sexuality, feminism, patriarchy, and female empowerment spoke to us in ways that traditional male standards never could. We learned about and expressed ourselves through mixtapes, zines, records, film, and punk shows; all of which were greatly influenced by the riot grrrl and queercore subcultures of the late 80s and early 90s.
In this work, we pay homage to this subculture with personal writings and a radio mixtape about growing up in small towns and being influenced by radical feminism and riot grrrl in order to explore one’s queerness and masculinity. It’s a mixtape. It’s a wet dream. It’s a dream come true.”