Seattle’s award-winning non-profit media arts and leadership training program is joined for workshops and performances by artists Anna Oxygen, Gender Failure, Tender Forever, and Molly Mac – as well as presenting new work by Reel Grrls participants in Wynne Greenewood’s Video and Performance classes.
Reel Grrls Summer Film Showcase: (following the Mayor’s Arts Awards.) Visit Reel Grrls’ installation of youth media created in Reel Grrls summer programs – premiering at Bumbershoot and running throughout the festival.
Tender Forever: Melanie Valera‘s Franco-American pop project spans nationalities and leaps forward towards a world where we can close the gaps between countries, ideologies and ultimately hearts. Move closer.
Gender Failure: Two of Canada’s most treasured and celebrated trans artists, Ivan Coyote and Rae Spoon, present their acclaimed multimedia show “Gender Failure,” featuring animation and video elements from Seattle artist Clyde Petersen. Through visuals, words, sounds, and original music, “Gender Failure” explores and exposes the prolific pair’s failed attempts at fitting into the gender binary—and ultimately how the gender binary doesn’t add up. Equal parts hilarious and heartbreaking, Coyote brings her razor-sharp timing and powerful narrative, while Spoon adds an ethereal voice and poetic turns of phrase to the dynamic duo’s now seven-year-old artistic partnership.
Anna Oxygen: Anna Huff is a multi-media artist, composer and performer. She has extensively toured Europe and the United States under the name Anna Oxygen, performing dance pop recitals and interactive performance pieces. Best known for her aerobics live performances, she has released several albums of electronic and acoustic music, most recently “This is an Exercise” on indie label Kill Rock Stars. Her performance and video work has been presented at PS1 MOMA Contemporary, The Seattle Art Museum, NYU, The Hammer Museum, PICA, and the Rohsska Museet in Gothenburg, Sweden.
Molly Mac is a multimedia storyteller and video installation artist. She has a BFA in printmaking from UW, an MFA in combined media from Hunter College, and is currently teaching and pursuing postgraduate research at the the Center for Digital Art and Experimental Media at the University of Washington. Molly performs her work locally in multimedia poetry readings and her video installations have been shown across the US and UK. She started mentoring with Reel Grrls in fall 2012.