LA Freewaves

Fund: $40,000

LA Freewaves, an organization that creates public media art events that bring diverse audiences and independent media artists together in dialogue on current issues, will stretch gender expression in new directions through Ain’t I a Womxn?, a public celebration of performance art, spoken word, poetry, sonic art, media projections, and zines. LGBTQ and feminist artists will come together in an outdoor participatory event under a full moon to explore queer and intersectional use of public space. The event, taking place on July 28, 2018 in Los Angeles State Historic Park next to Chinatown, will feature artists Nao Bustamante, Reanne Estrada, Raquel Gutiérrez, Sebastian Hernandez, Elana Mann, Amitis Motevalli, Thinh Nguyen, Snatch Power, Christine Ree, Christy Roberts, Yozmit Walker, and Kristina Wong among others. Related screenings, workshops, exhibitions and discussions will be occurring throughout the greater Los Angeles area and beyond. All these events will be documented in the interactive online publication Dis…Miss, which comprises a continuing series of audience engagements about gender using postcards, videos and performance art. Each Dis…Miss postcard has a related question viewers can answer anonymously and then answers are gathered, analyzed, displayed, and visualized.