Charlotte Street Foundation presents a new time-based media project, In My Own Skin, as an online site and a series of live programs from April 23-25, 2021. Curated by Kimi Kitada, Jedel Family Foundation Curatorial Fellow, the project examines the intersections of the body, gender, and technology through the work of seven artists, including Sholeh Asgary (Oakland, CA), Tristian Griffin (Kansas City, MO), André Terrel Jackson (Ewing, NJ), Maya Jeffereis (Brooklyn, NY), Benjamin Rosenthal (Kansas City, MO), Eric Souther (Alfred, NY), and Jeramy Zimmerman (Kansas City, MO).
As a starting point, this curatorial project takes inspiration from the writings of Maggie Nelson’s The Argonauts and Legacy Russell’s Glitch Feminism. These texts reframe and complicate the notion of gender, and consider the failures of language when grounded in binary rhetoric. Legacy Russell proposes that a potential site of liberation exists in digital space, where individuals construct their own avatars. In My Own Skin acknowledges limitations of the physical, corporeal body and facilitates an online space with these ideas in mind.
This series will take place online and at limited, in-person outdoor events.