Anne Bray: Dis…Miss

 
  • ©, Anne Bray

  • ©, Anne Bray

  • ©, Anne Bray

  • ©, Anne Bray


Artist Statement:


    Dis…Miss examines how contemporary feminist artists and writers are offering new images of gender identities. Sumptuous photographs and short texts interweave to create a new picture of non-binary life online and in person. Ten artists’ postcards were distributed, each with an artist’s image and a related question that 1100+ participants have answered anonymously at 30 Los Angeles venues and in Manila, Tehran, and Graz. USC social scientist Marisa Turesky, specializing in data analysis, aggregated the answers into tantalizing, trenchant summations that became inconclusive infographics to be shared as public discourse. Former UX designer at the Getty, Catherine Bell transformed the analysis as 10 interactive infographics that show synthesized answers as animations, available at http://freewaves.org/dismiss-analysis. Images and texts by 30 artists and art groups are also included in a night of performance art called ‘Ain’t I A Womxn?’ http://freewaves.org/aint-i-a-woman-september/at L.A. State Historic Park, near Downtown Los Angeles in 2018 under a full moon and another called Love &/or Fear? http://freewaves.org/loveandorfear/ on Hollywood Boulevard in 2019. These public art events included all the art above plus zines, videos, audience interactivities and performances. Dis…Miss also includes 25 feminist PSAs by Freewaves’ five commissioned artists and collectives shown on LA Metro bus TVs to one million riders a day. An essay about each image reveals unconscious layers of each image. Eventually, it will become a book online or in print.


Video:

 

Anne Bray – Dis…Miss from ACM SIGGRAPH on Vimeo.



Other Information:


    Collaboration, Gender Identity, Participatory Performance, and Public Space