When I Grow Up I Want to Be a Boy: Transgeneration’s Meditation on the “Real”

I was sitting on a 42nd street window ledge at the end of a hot New York August afternoon when I looked up and discovered I’d hit the big time. I was on… Continue reading

“Fags Doom Nations” and Other Parables of Hate: Representations of “Hate Crime” and U.S. National Identity

In 1993, Brandon Teena, a white transgender man was raped and beaten, then killed in Falls City, Nebraska. In1998, James Byrd, Jr., a Black man, was dragged to death in Jasper, Texas and… Continue reading

It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This (Book and Installation, 2004)

  It Doesn’t Get Any Better Than This (2004) combines text and images to tell a story of relationship to family history, national pasts, the artist’s transgender identity, and the liberal discourse on… Continue reading

No Superman [please take one]

  No Superman (please take one) challenges the relationship between transmale bodies and superhero ideals, inviting the viewer to take a wallet-sized portrait of the artist away as a gesture of vulnerability and poltical… Continue reading

What I Don’t Say [A Tear-off Book for Saying It]

  What I Don’t Say [A Tear-Off Book for Saying It] is book project for re-education on the go.  The series features books for trannies and allies with texts letterpress printed on perforated pages… Continue reading

Safe Keeping (2002-2003)

  Safe Keeping began as an inquiry into how the language of “safety” is shaped in people’s experiences and how commonplace, or dominant, ways of framing what constitutes safety, and safe keeping, elides other… Continue reading