What Trans Feels Like
Kristian and Konnor have been accepted as participants in a gallery show sponsored by the ACLU-NH and RAD-NH. Their collaborative piece of art is a 36″ x 24″ acrylic and decoupage word map showing the effects of invisible violence. They have tried to convey the feeling of “This is What Trans Feels Like” to help others know what it is like to deal with the effects of invisible violence and being transgender.
Konnor recently read a very raw and expressive post from Ahmed in Pakistan regarding LGBT rights here. One of the most distinctive quotes (among many) is, “We have an apartheid of invisible barriers.” But the expression seemed particularly profound to me in thinking about the invisible violence and invisible barriers which transgender people face on a day-to-day basis. Do transgender people face an invisible apartheid? Maybe they do not to the degree that transgender people in other countries have to face segregation. However, it is a very powerful idea that the segregation that we face is invisible to most people. And this writer’s thoughts on invisible barriers mirrored my idea of invisible violence. His post definitely provokes more food for thought.
As U R Studio is very excited to participate in this art exhibit since this is our very first gallery showing and it is a juried show.
The gallery exhibit will be from July 5th to July 31st. There may also be later pop-up exhibits through the end of the year. There’s a possibility for a book to be published in early 2017. Receptions will be held on July 5th and July 21st. Please see the Facebook Events July 21 Reception & Poetry Slam and Facebook Gallery Detail although the last event includes more detail, the dates are wrong. If you do not have Facebook, you can find the event in the NH Magazine.
Kristian and Konnor will be at both receptions, if possible.