What does television by feminist artists look like?
This program presents pilots released by Chicago-based online television platform Open TV beta. As a research project by Northwestern University professor Aymar Jean Christian, Open TV showcases artistic stories by and for queer, trans and cis-women and people of color, primarily in Chicago.
We invite guests to watch, give feedback to and meet the artists from the first four pilots for Open TV:
- the exclusive premiere of "Let Go and Let God," a music and dance collaboration by Rashida KhanBey, Zakkiyyah Dumas and BoomScat (Asha Santee and Patience Rowe);
- “Southern For Pussy,” by Zackary Drucker (co-producer, Transparent) and her mother Penny Sori;
- “Nupita Obama Creates Vogua,” a collaboration between gender-nonconforming artists Erik Wallace, CAM Featured Artist Kiam Marcelo Junio and Saya Naomi, written by Dr. Christian;
- and "Chapter One," the first episode of "You're So Talented," created by Sam Bailey.
The night will also include performances by the Chicago-based artists and refreshments.