The Stonewall Nation was to be a place where gay people could be free from all oppression—a city “suitable for the Gay life-style and culture.” This liberation project, however, was ultimately shaped as a project of settler-colonialism: the Stonewall Nation was to be erected on Indigenous lands, the territory of the Wá∙šiw (Washoe) people. The colony was never realized, and the Stonewall Nation now lives on only in the archives. Artist Sille Storihle first came across the story of the Stonewall Nation during a visit to the ONE National Gay & Lesbian Archives in Los Angles more than a decade ago. In 2014, they made an experimental short film about the project, which has now been extended into a publication that shares materials from Storihle’s artistic process as well as the ONE Archives. Produced in connection with the Norwegian Queer Culture Year 2022, The Stonewall Nation presents archival documents, artworks and a conversation between Storihle and former ONE Archive curator David Evans Frantz, engaging and exposing marginalized histories, the “thorns” in LGBTQ history and the dirtiness of the archive.
Auteur: Sille Storihle & David Evans Frantz
Jaar van uitgave: 2024
Aantal pagina’s: 96