Spillage, 2019

Kin Streets is a photographic public art project in Market St in San Francisco that honors and celebrates transhistorical kinship, tenderness, resilience, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall riots and the 54th Anniversary Compton's Cafeteria Riots. 

 

The project consists of photographing queer folks from the past -invited from local photo archives- with queers from the present in a multitude of locations in the Bay Area. This project is a way of honoring the queer folks who walked the streets we now walk in, and to celebrate the work we are all doing to keep this city at its queerest, specially in this moment in time; in the midst of a poorly managed health crisis due to COVID-19 and racial uprisings against police brutality.  

 

Kin Streets borrows images from queer local archives such as the GLBT Historical Society, and more specifically from the Crawford Wayne Barton and the Elaine Gay Jarvis Papers from the largest public collections featuring pride celebrations and protests taking place on Market St. throughout the years. These borrowed images have been cropped, printed live-size and rephotographed alongside numerous LGBTQIA+ folks currently living in the Bay Area. The chosen images highlight gestures of care, intergenerational connection and support, as well as inclusive queer representation. Priority were given to images that were taken on Market and Castro St during past pride protests. 

 

This project is part of Art on Market Street organized by the San Francisco Arts Commission and it will be displayed in bus shelters along Market St. in October and November 2020. 

 

STAY TUNED!

 

This public art project is an opportunity to celebrate LGBTQIA+ community in the Bay Area and to explore this exhibition outdoors. Do you like the work? Want to collaborate? Hit us up! 

 

Do you want to support local organizations and queer nightlife in the Bay Area? Donate <3 

 

Transgender District

El/La Para Trans Latinas 

SF Queer Nightlife Fund

The Stud -in exile

Drag Alive 

Queens of the Castro 

Save Aunt Charlie’s 

 

COLLABORATORS:

Juli Delgado Lopera - Artist

Juan Carlos Rodríguez Rivera - Designer and Educator

Vertel Jackson - Visual Artist, Lover of all creatures breathing, math enthusiast and visionary

Matti Bautista - Goddexx***

Jessi Lorraine - Tía borracha, glitter queer, moon dancer

Suzu - chachki diva, r&b songstress dictionary, puppy gunkle, forever queer

Mireya Aguilar - Human, listener, forever queer

Felipe Garcia Jr. - bar mamá and __________

Jordanne Ho-Shue - Caribbean queen, fashion icon, alternative thinker, forever queer

Nicole Santamaria - Art Therapist

La Mochi 

SissySlays - the indigecunt

Jocquesé "Sir JoQ" Whitfield - SF Native, Creator of Vogue & Tone, The Voguer of San Francisco

Black Betty - Haus of Towers, Fashun Fag, Artist

Ismael Fofana - Performance Artist

Janpistar - Artista , Bailarín , Performer y DragQueen

Alex Locust - Counselor, Organizer, Glamputee

Andrew Lopez - Human Resources Innovator, Public Health Advocate, Sex Liberator

Aria Sa’id - The Transgender Disctrict 

Janelle Luster - The Transgender Disctrict 

Spring Collins - The Transgender Disctrict 

Laura Perlin - Tarot reader and ritualist

Cayenne - Faerie

Frida Ibarra - trans-chicana música

Shannon Amitin -LGBTQ Activist and Small Business Advocate

Levi Maxwell - Disco Sensation, Performer, Queer Nighlife Activist, Homeless Youth Advocate and Lecturer of Race, History and Culture

Fiera Ferrari - Dj, Artist, Organizer

Pluto

BashBabyBlue - Artist 

Leila Weefur - Artist and Film Fag

Kat Trataris - Artis, Advocate

The Stud Collective: Mica Sigourney/VivvyAnne ForeverMore, Maria Davis, Rachel Ryan, Bernie, Tara, David Schnur, Marke Bieschke, Houston Gilbert, Neven Raja Samara

 

 

More coming soon!