Untitled, 1990
David Wojnarowicz (in collaboration with Phil Zwickler and Rosa von Praunheim)
still from the film “Silence = Death”
courtesy of PPOW Gallery

ARTISTIC ACTION PLANNED FOR TODAY, THURS. DEC. 2:
A silent protest march from Transformer to the National Portrait Gallery and then on to Congress. Meet at Transformer at 5:30pm. The artistic action will begin at 6pm with mouths tied.

Participants are invited to download and print Rimbaud and Wojanrowicz masks (see links below) created for the march by artists Geoffrey Aldridge, Grant Duncan, and Ed Rock.
http://transformergallery.org/pdfs/Transformer-Wojnarowicz.Mask.pdf
http://transformergallery.org/pdfs/Transformer-Rimbaud.Mask.pdf

See this link for more info. on the censorship at the National Portrait Gallery and Transformer’s 24-hour screening of A Fire in My Belly: http://transformerdc.yolasite.com/resources/Transformer%20responds%20to%20censorship.pdf

PLEASE PASS THIS ON! SEE YOU TONIGHT!

transformer is a Washington, DC based 501 (c) 3 artist-centered, non-profit, visual arts organization providing a consistent, supportive, and professional platform for emerging artists to explore and present experimental artistic concepts, build audiences for their work, and advance their careers. A catalyst and advocate for emerging contemporary artists and emergent expression in the visual arts, Transformer connects and promotes emerging visual artists based locally, nationally, and internationally through exhibitions and programs partnerships with artists, curators, commercial galleries, museums and other cultural institutions.