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Call Out: Virtually Queer

Call Out Virtually Queer

Wiltshire Creative is working with Queer Britain to collect life stories from Salisbury residents for a new exhibition Our Naked Skin, which opens at Salisbury Arts Centre on October 4th 2018.

We are looking for volunteers to be interviewed for this exciting project ‘Virtually Queer’ – looking at LGBTQ+ history and personal stories in particular.  If you have particular memories, stories or experiences relating to LGBTQ+ issues then we would love to hear them.   Interviews will take place at Salisbury Arts Centre on July 2nd 2018.  Each interview will last approximately an hour and a half and there will of course be refreshments!   

Conducting the interviews is Dr. Molly Merryman, director of both the Center for the Study of Gender and Sexuality at Kent State University in the US and the Virtually Queer project. She is internationally recognized as a scholar and expert in utilizing digital technology for the purposes of collecting and sharing life stories, and is a documentary filmmaker with 15 years’ experience of leading community-based digitally-recorded oral history projects.

Virtually Queer is the national LGBTQ+ Digital Oral History Project of Queer Britain, The national LGBTQ Museum.  These interviews will be the first conducted as part of a comprehensive and ongoing oral history collection. Interviews gathered for Virtually Queer will be used for non-profit educational and artistic purposes, with interview participants maintaining the copyright to their own life stories.

If you are interested in being interviewed or have any questions please contact

Mirka Golden-Hann, Artist In Residence
mirka@wiltshirecreative.co.uk 
01722 343024   

Gjenya Cambray, Community Relationships Officer
Gjenya.cambray@wiltshirecreative.co.uk
01722 343030