Queer videography

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Queer videography communicates and promotes issues around queerness through the use of video. Queer videography helps to express human queer thoughts, feelings and related matters to a global audience that also shares these thoughts and feelings.

This queer videography project features a discussion and debate around the question: What does a queer museum look like? This film is part 2 of a discussion that took place at Tate Britain in London on 15th February 2020. Celebrating LGBTQIA+ History Month curators, activists and cultural producers joined in the conversation asking the question: are we queering the museum, or museum-ing what’s queer? See the link below for part one of the discussions, filmed in 2018.

Here are the links to the queer talk videos that I filmed and edited from this part 2 event.

First-half 60-second trailer with subtitles: https://vimeo.com/394523212

First-half highlights film 14’15” with subtitles: https://vimeo.com/394523212

Second-half 60-second trailer with subtitles: https://vimeo.com/394547773

Second-half highlights film 20’00”: https://vimeo.com/394529799

The talk was curated and hosted by E-J Scott and in conversation with:

Tomasz Kitliński
Queer curator and art historian Tomasz Kitliński explores the role that art history and practice can play in queer activism.

Ajamu X
Photographic artist, archive curator and radical sex activist Ajamu X investigates what it means to be queer and black in the archive.

Amelia Cavello
Quiplash co-founder Amelia Cavello advocates for queer crips (quips) queering accessibility in the museum as an act of radical disability activism.

Morgan M Page
One From The Vaults trans historian and podcaster Morgan M Page challenges charges that trans ‘didn’t exist’ in the past.

Lucy Nicholas
Associate Professor of Gender and Sexuality at Western Sydney University Lucy Nicholas, who has written and thought about what a world without gender would be like, wonders when it is or isn’t appropriate to have gender-specific museum labels and invented titles of artworks and whether in the museum, as in the world, we need gender at all.

Amelia Abraham
Queer cultural producer, journalist and author of Queer Intentions: A Personal Journey Through LGBTQ+ Culture, Amelia Abraham, thinks about where to call queer history home.

You might be interested in these other queer videography projects that I have created:

The Albert Kennedy Trust 10th Youth Conference – 3-minute highlights film looking at the work of this homeless youth charity

Sue Sanders LGBT+ Archive Launch Celebration – Professor Sue Sanders, the founder of LGBT History Month, was donating her extensive archive of LGBT+ history memorabilia to the highly respected Bishopsgate Institute.

What Does a Queer Museum look like – part 1 – Discussion hosted by E-J Scott curator of the Museum of Transology in an open conversation with queer curators, archivists and activists including Dan Vo (Museum Detox), Ju Gosling (Regard), Surat-Shaan Knan (Rainbow Pilgrims), Topher Campbell (rukus!), Damien Arness-Dalton (Queerseum), Joe Galliano (CEO, Queer Britain), Rachael Lennon (Programme Curator, Prejudice and Pride, National Trust), Sean Curran (Community Learning Manager, Sutton House, National Trust) and Zorian Clayton (Curator of Prints and chair of the LGBTQ working group at the V&A). This conversation took place at Tate Britain during the Queer and Now Festival 2018.