INTERGENERATION PERFORMANCE SERIES I
Sunday, June 3; 2 pm
Location: SF Public Library, Lower Level, Latino Hispanic Community Room
Info: 415.695.0933, Frank@Pietronigro.com.
The Intergeneration project will be launched as a part of the National Queer Arts Festival 2001, with the presentation of the 1st Intergeneration Performance Series. This program will offer new works in poetry, performance, improvisation, psychodrama, and short digital videos created by the artists of Intergeneration. The series will continue in September 2001 and will be expanded to include an exhibition of photography, paintings, digital works, and the launch of the Intergeneration Website. Intergeneration hopes to offer some solutions for helping deconstruct some of the negative impacts ageism has on the quality of queer lives and in some small part help contribute to fostering a richer sense of community regardless of what age we are. The Intergeneration project will continue in September and October.
INTERGENERATION ARTISTS: George Birimisa, Anita Bowen, Steve Dell, Nikos Diaman, Ed Gallagher, Chris Kelly, William McClaren, Austin Newson, Frank Pietronigro, Lor Rine, Marguerite Rubenstein, Hal Seip, Clark Sealy, Patrick Stevens, Ron Williams, and Joy Zalzala,Bruche Bierman, Gregg Biggs, Dale Braxton, Peter Camarda, Don Chan Mark, “Janet” Dita-fey, Armando Erba, Trauma Flintstone, Jim McColley Eilers, Mark Newstetter, Gordon Pooler, Gordon Smyth, Steve Susoyev. and Richard Williams
INTERGENERATION FOUNDERS STATEMENT:
Frank Pietronigro, Interdisciplinary Artist
“By actualizing Intergeneration, I believe that greater community discussion will be generated on the phenomena of ageism within our community and the gaze of our attention can focused, in part, to something I experience as diminishing rather than fostering community. Such an exhibition and readings will give voice to a topic, which I believe, has significant negative impact on our community for both young and old alike. It seems to be a topic we avoid and relegate to our individual and community shadow, supported in part by personal fears of aging reinforced by the onslaught of ageism advertising. Our community is growing up yet we tend to avoid that which is inevitable for each of us and for our community as a whole.
Hopefully, Intergeneration will offer some solutions for helping deconstruct some of the negative impacts ageism has on the quality of our lives and in some small part help contribute to fostering a richer sense of community regardless at what age we find ourselves.”