The Search for Life in Distant Galaxies
|Ed Marker must leave his home of forty years in San Francisco’s Tenderloin District because his apartment is being converted into condos.
Through a collection of eccentric and pseudo scientific studies, drawings, maps, diaries and scrapbooks that have mysteriously turned up in San Francisco’s GLBT Historical Society archives in a ragged box with 1968 written on its lid, we are able to piece together a life that has spanned the formative years of the gay liberation movement and now faces the uncertainties of the future.
The Search for Life in Distant Galaxies is a hybrid narrative that has been written and designed for the Internet. The piece uses currently popular web technology to tell this tale of dislocation and the struggle for reintegration as one man travels through time and space to find himself.
The story lies somewhere between the living place that is the Tenderloin, our histories (both real and reinvented), and in the imaginations of the readers searching for their own pasts and futures.
The Search for Life in Distant Galaxies was funded by the San Francisco Arts Commission’s Individual Artist Grants program.
Rudy Lemcke is an artist who lives and works in San Francisco, California. His paintings and sculpture have been exhibited in such venues as: The Whitney Museum of Art, The DeYoung Museum, The University Art Museum at Berkeley, The San Francisco Art Institute, The Grey Gallery in New York, and Modernism Gallery in San Francisco.
His video works have been shown internationally in venues such as, the Dallas Video Festival, the Mix Festival, San Francisco’s Frameline Film Festival, Hallwalls, ATA Gallery, Stoney Brook University, SUNY (Framingdale), Festival Nemo, Paris and IFEA Festival, Rio De Janeiro, Brazil.
Project Site: www.metarudy.blogspot.com