Dyke Action Machine

Saturday, May 4; 11 am-12:30 pm
SF LGBT Community Center, 1800 Market @ Octavaia, 4th Floor


Writer, critic and curator Glen Helfand discusses culture-jamming and the ten-year history of Dyke Action Machine. Founded by Carrie Moyer and Sue Schaffner in 1991, Dyke Action Machine! (DAM!) is a public art collaboration which critiques mainstream culture by inserting lesbian images into a recognizably commercial context. In addition to its annual street installation, DAM!s campaigns have been anthologized in many books and included in exhibitions in the U.S. and Europe. The program is being presented by Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, the SF LGBT Community Center, and the Queer Cultural Center.